17.07. - 07.08.2021
19 artists have been working on the top floor of the Halle 14 - Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei since 2015.

EXPO CHGO ONLINE (April 8-12, 2021), a curated digital exposition of contemporary and modern art and culture. Rutger Brandt Gallery is presenting the works of Carlos SagreraJohan de Wit and Thijs Jansen on the @Hook.art platform, opening 8am CST April 8 and running through midnight on April 12.

"A Corridor made of silk"
9 Jan-17April
Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig 
In 2014 Carlos Sagrera (*1987 Madrid) initially moved to Leipzig for a scholarship. After the end of the scholarship he remains in Leipzig -his admiration for the painters of the generation of the New Leipzig School is great and he feels comfortable in the environment of the Leipzig Cotton Mill. Sometimes, however, he thinks with some melancholy of his Spanish homeland, omnipresent is the memory of his past and that of his family since he made it the subject of his painting.
In 2011 Carlos Sagrera finds photographs from the 1970s in his grandparents‘ Madrid apartment. They are photographs of the grandparents‘ apartment, which would later become one of the most important places of reference for Sagrera himself.
Two years after this find, he photographs the rooms again, trying to orient himself to the camera position of the old photographs. With the death of his grandmother and the sale of the apartment, a third and final series of photographs follows. Emptiness and abandonment dominate.
These photographs become the basis of his paintings. Even when he comes to Leipzig in 2014, he continues to examine the photographs. Turns to the interior, rearranges objects in the rooms, adds others that were never there. His works are like human memory. Interior and remembered spaces merge. There are several versions of many interior situations, just as there are 3 series of photographs. If in one work the focus is on an equipped room, in another it is the vanished everyday life in an abandoned place and on the surface of the color the space begins to dissolve.
In the works for the exhibition „A Corridor made of silk“ Sagrera further turns to questions of human and individual existence in the domestic order. The pandemic of 2020 has us all experiencing accelerated change. #wirbleibenzuhause Much more than usual, this throws you back to those few square meters you inhabit, for which you pay rent, which are usually a place you come back to again and again, but not one you stay in permanently. Architectural elements and spatial proportions, furniture, materials, decorative patterns, objects, souvenirs define our home, embellish it, charge it with meaning and make it a place where we feel safe and comfortable. The current deceleration opens our eyes to the details, makes us question objects with which we live, sometimes for a long time, and explore their historical or family significance.
„It is the less than spectacular, not even quaint, rather ordinary, yet fragile elements inherent in human existence, which, as they pass by, leave not only traces but gaps as well. It is the awareness of loss and the destructive force of time. This might bring to mind Marcel Proust’s À la recherché du temps perdu and the time that seems irrevocably lost. Though Sagrera does not halt the passing of time, he makes it visible through the medium of painting.“1
1 Anka Ziefer, 2018

 This year, OAT 2021 invites you to take a deeper look at the 21st century that we live in, and discover the spirit of it. With the theme “Consumer Era: ON FIRE", we sincerely invite you to break the mode, let your passion run free, and let yourself shine!


The Sherwood Taipei | No. 111, Sec. 3, Minsheng E. Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei, Taiwan


Aki Gallery

Artist|樋口明宏、山口藍、李承道、Carlos SAGRERA、Kengo NAKAMURA、Manavu MURAGISHI、大西伸明、藤堂、藤原康博、Yutanpo SHIRANE、土屋仁應



UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach Goes Virtual


Online Viewing Rooms For Miami Art Week Fair Dates: Wednesday, December 2 – Sunday, December 6, 2020 VIP Preview on Tuesday, December 1 at 11am

 International contemporary and modern art from more than 130 exhibitors at Tempelhof Airport Hangar 3-4. This year together with the edition of paper positions berlin, which was postponed from April, the photo basel, and FASHION POSITIONS, and parallel to the Berlin Gallery Weekend.

An associative selection of significant artistic positions and works for the gallery: silkscreens from the opening exhibition with AR Penck in 1992 are on display alongside current works from 2020. 28 artists from 28 years of gallery history.

With works by: AR Penck, Ulf Puder, Frank Maibier, Klaus Killisch, Maren Roloff, Tilo Schulz, Matthias Hoch, Kaeseberg, Beat Streuli, Esko Männikkö, Albrecht Tübke, Peter Krauskopf, Stephan Balkenhol, Martin Kobe, Hartwig Ebersbach, Julius Popp, Rebecca Wilton, Imi Knoebel, Carsten Fock, Benjamin Bergmann, Jong Oh, Sven Kroner, Natalia Zaluska, Theun Govers, Harald Kirschner, Bastian Muhr, Horst Bartnig, Carlos Sagrera

Jochen Hempel Galerie, Leipzig
28.05. – 02.07.2020



 Metropolitan West

639 West 46th Street

New YorkNY 10036


March 4–8, 2020

Preview: March 4, 2020, Noon–8 p.m.


Rutger Brandt Gallery Booth #1.26



ZⓈONAMACO, Latin America’s art fair, introduces a partial list of selected exhibitors for its 2020 edition, which will take place from February 5 to 9 in Mexico City.


Awarded with the 2020 ONE ART One Art Taipei 


Embraced by the luxuriant energy of art scene in Asia, ONE ART Taipei is willing to energize this market further, and take the position to bridge between artists and collectors by administering the ‘ONE ART Award’ during this expo, jury members are selected in a cross-border manner, from ‘academy, collecting, curation, media’ fields with the highest standard, it attempts to scout promising artwork by the young that balances the contemporary artness and marketability perfectly. This award also aims to provide both navigation in the new art scene and a focus through the trend of art collecting.









"Mirroring insights of time"

Anna Bittersoh | Carlos Sagrera



Aki Gallery 

141, Min Tsu W.Rd

Taipei 103, Taiwan. 
















Project in collaboration with:

RutgerBrandt Gallery

Exhibition in Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico.




“Habit: A way of proceeding or repetition of same or similar  acts, originated by instinctive tendencies, especially ones that are hard to give up” 

The interior space keeps the memory of those whom inhabit it alive, however time might transform the rooms at the will or necessity of those residents.

The domestic deterioration that comes from ordinary use leave traces on the furniture, the floors, the walls and the ceiling. The routines and habits from those who occupy the space leave evidence of living.

These patterns or traces appear in the paintings; fluid and incomplete reconstructions of a spaces which are no longer possible to access but through this recreation almost seem tactile. A frozen moment in the slow process of fading memories of places that were once so familiar.





Art Rotterdam - hub of the Art Rotterdam Week - celebrates its 20-year anniversary. For this jubilee edition, the fair has sharpened its varied model focused on young art and has put collaboration centre-stage. In a more intimate atmosphere, there is more focus on connections between national and international galleries. For four days, the Van Nelle factory forms the backdrop for the latest developments in the visual arts. 


Miami Beach,                    Dec 5,6,7,8,9, 2018


Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art

Carlos Sagrera Patterns


Carlos Sagrera on Patterns: ‘In 2012 I found photos of my grandparents house from the 70’s, the images showing the empty rooms of the house they were about to move in to. After they passed away these images motivated me to start a series of paintings based on the rooms I knew so well my entire life.

I decided to take pictures of the spaces from the same angle as those of the 70’s. Comparing these images that spanned a 40-year period made me realize the multi-dimensionality that could serve me in my work. It visualizes how time passes by and leaves it’s traces by means of new arrangements; updating the furniture, changing the patterns of the wallpaper and modernizing the necessities over time. The floorboards showing traces of where furniture once had stood as well as the walls revealing where paintings and shelves used to hang or cabinets had been placed. The peeled paint and small cracks all a result of domestic life that had taken place in these rooms. Even without the presence of human life their behavioral patterns were clearly revealed.

The series paintings I based on these images made me reflect on the passing of time, finding a way to deal with the slowly fading memories of my own childhood.

Up to this day I still use these images but in my recent work I’ve also incorporated pictures of other spaces I’ve lived in or those of friends.

By working with spaces I know intimately I can not only collect the physical information but also incorporate my memories and experiences I’ve had there. The use of photos creates a certain distance between the subject matter and myself yet serve as a catalyst of memories, however selective they may be in the passing of time. This gives me the opportunity to go deeper into the image, highlighting certain elements in a detailed realism, working on the light and color temperature, talking about a vanishing testimony of the past’.






14.04.2018 - 15.04.2018
















Spinnerei Gallery Tour


AKI Gallery (Taipeh), Galerie Nathalie Halgand (Wien), acb Galéria (Budapest), unttld contemporary (Wien), KOENIG2 (Wien), CHOI&LAGER (Köln/Seoul), Galerie Detais (Paris), Feinkunst Krüger (Hamburg), Rutger Brandt Gallery (Amsterdam), ZELLER VAN ALMSICK (Wien), Helga Maria Klosterfelde (Berlin), Rinomina (Paris), Galerie Messine (Paris), Galeria Plan B (Cluj/Berlin)



Solo show from December 2nd to February 12th 2018 


Galerie Brennecke


Mommsenstr. 45 D-10629 Berlin



ABB Hall 550 
Ricarda-Huch-Strasse | 8050 Zurich

26 to 29 October 2017
Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday | Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair is depicting the quality and currentness of the international art scene comprehensively and independently from established categories and inviting the visitor to discover new positions. 

POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair invites international galleries to apply with their most significant artistic positions of contemporary and modern art.

VOLTA 13. BASEL 2017


Basel’s art fair for new international positions, debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel. Concerns and aspirations of the exhibiting gallerists have been first and foremost since VOLTA‘s inception; in combination with the curatorial mind of Artistic Director Amanda Coulson, eclectic and dynamic presentations with a strong focus on solo presentations find a stage as refined as at the main fair.



VOLTA NY 2017 Carlos Sagrera & Jan de Vliegher                       RUTGER BRAND GALLERY  

"Selections of Mind" Carlos Sagrera

 Two solo shows in booth D3 

PIER 90, WEST 50TH STREET AT 12TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 1001                                                                         




I wish to thank The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation for its financial support on the upcoming projects for 2017-2018

"The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists, as well as one of the most substantial. It is one of the longest standing, with an illustrious history of recipients spanning more than half a century. It is also unique in its scope, in that it is available to students and artists around the world".

Art Karlsruhe                     15Feb-19Feb 2017


Messe Karlsruhe, Messeallee 1, 76287 Rheinstetten

Die Messe für Klassische Moderne und Gegenwartskunst.

Classical Modern and Contemporary Art Fair.

 Group Exhibition 

"Ich dachte, Sie wären nur ein armer Schlucker! "

Kommunalka, Georg-Schwarzstr. 18


Olivier Masmonteil, Jean-Xavier Renaud, Carlos Sagrera,

Rosa Maria Unda Souki, Miriam Vlaming,
FEAT. MM CONCEPT from Martin Mertens Gallery Berlin
Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, Germany
November 5, - December 17, 2016
Opening: November 5, 2016 / 6-9pm

Inside the Shadow

Gallery Mokum is delighted to announce the opening of the new art season with the first solo show of Carlos Sagrera in Amsterdam. Please join us for the opening of 'Inside the shadow' on September 10 from 4 - 6 pm. Come and have a drink with us to start of the weekendl!

On the occasion of Carlos Sagera's show
 Inside the shadow in Galerie Mokum we published a book. Axel Rüger, director of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam contributed an interesting essay on the work of this young Spanish master. 

We look forward seeing you on the 10th! 

ART AMSTERDAM (Dutch title: KunstRAI) is the longest running art fair for modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands: A fair with 70 high class galleries who reflect the diversity, quality and pluralism of the historic rich offer of Dutch art and design. The visitor finds here autonomous painting and sculpture, photography and graphic art and also contemporary glass, ceramics and jewelry. Traditionally a selection of young galleries has the opportunity to present themselves in a number of RAW EDGE stands, where they take care of the surprise element with the work of emerging artists.

SCAN  es una plataforma digital creada para la propagación y difusión del trabajo de artistas contemporáneos españoles a nivel global / SCAN is a digital platform created to disseminate and promote the work of emerging and established contemporary Spanish artists globally

He sido seleccionado para participar en  IV Encontro de Artistas Novos

en La Cidade da Cultura de Galicia.


Supone un punto de encuentro entre creadores emergentes y diversos agentes culturales.

Desde el 31 de agosto hasta el 5 de octubre de 2014 podrá visitarse la 75 Exposición Internacional de Artes Plásticas de Valdepeñas en la que he sido seleccionado junto a 56 pinturas y 25 esculturas de artistas de diferentes nacionalidades. El acto de inauguración será el 31 de agosto a las 12 horas en las salas de exposiciones del Centro Cultural " La Confianza", Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real.

La editorial Valparaiso de Granada publica "La felicidad nos dejó cicatrices" ilustrando su portada con un fragmento de un cuadro que he realizado en 2013, "La fiesta" Acrílico sobre lienzo 50x73cm .


"La felicidad nos dejó cicatrices" es un conjunto de cuentos de Ulises Juárez Polanco (Managua, Nicaragua, 1984) publicado dentro de la colección Vaparaiso de Narrativa en el mes de Julio de 2014 en España.



Obra seleccionada en el XI Circuito de Jóvenes Artistas zona Noroeste de Madrid. Exposición itinerante:

 Del 3 al 23 de abril  -  LAS ROZAS DE MADRID

   Casa de Juventud ,  Avda. Dr. Toledo, 44
   Del 29 de abril al 20 de mayo  -  VILLAVICIOSA DE ODÓN  
   Coliseo de la Cultura,  Avda. Príncipe de Asturias, 163-
   Del 23 de junio al 10 de julio  -  COLLADO VILLALBA
   Biblioteca Manuel Hernández,  Avda. Batalla de Bailén, 7.
   Del 4 al 24 de septiembre  -  BOADILLA DEL MONTE
   Casa de la Juventud e Infancia,  C/Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, 2.
   Del 2 al 22 de octubre   TORRELODONES
   Torreforum,  Avda. Torrelodones, 8.
   Del 30 de octubre al 20 de noviembre  -  GALAPAGAR
   Centro Cultural La Pocilla, C/Guadarrama, 66.
   Del 27 de noviembre al 17 de diciembre   COLMENAREJO
   Centro Cultural Manuel Entero,  C / Inmaculada, 2.
   Casa del Estudiante,  Avda. Complutense,

Tengo el placer de formar parte de esta muestra colectiva de artistas emergentes en el Espacio Cienfuegos Málaga, durante los días 10 y 11 de abril 2014
Ignacio Estudillo, Nekane Manrique, Laura López Balza, Javier Palacios, Pablo Merchante, Juan Manuel Moreno, José Luis Puche, Jorge Abbad-Jaime de Aragón, Ddarko, Dadi Dreucol, Juan Manuel Rodriguez, María Reyes, Miguel Gómez Losada, Adrián Olivares, Laura Franco, Rubén Martín de Lucas, Daniel Jordán, Antonio Barea y José Joaquín Sánchez.
Espectáculo de yoyo freestyle a cargo de Ono.
Además un recital de poesía Isabel Bono, Alejandro Díaz del Pino, Antonio Blanco y Andrés Gómez Miranda.
 Actuación acústica de la Pili.

“CROMÁTICA, III BIENAL DE PINTURA JOVEN” del 3 al 29 de marzo de 2014 Sala de Exposiciones de la casa de la Xuventude de  Ourense, en la que participo con el cuadro "Deu vos guard", gracias a la Fundación Cum Laude


Era tarde y la luz estaba encendida. Sabía que lo estaría, antes de doblar el recodo de escaleras desde la biblioteca; sabía a quién encontraría. Le toco en el hombro y se quita los cascos, suena invariablemente o rock progresivo o alguna pieza clásica. Se asusta, aunque me espera. ¿Cómo vas? Currando. Una noche larga, ¿eh? Otra más. Acompáñame a por un té y luego seguimos. Aparta el pincel del lienzo tan poco como la mirada de la memoria escondida detrás de unas fotos viejas.


La vigencia de este fragmento, lamentablemente, se perdió en otro lugar, otro momento; en el pasado. Es ahora un recuerdo y, como tal, tiene algo de ficticio. Recordar no es sólo traer a tu estricta contemporaneidad instantes que no le pertenecen, no consiste ni en rescatar hechos de otro tiempo ni en volver a pensarlos; es asumir que hay porciones de ellos que olvidamos sin remedio. Es saber que nos vienen filtrados por demasiadas experiencias que en el medio nos cambiaron, que son de segunda mano –aunque también la primera fuera nuestra– y están cada vez más lejos del origen. Recordar es siempre reinventar; es una manipulación a veces deliberada y otras simplemente necesaria para servirnos de lo que ya hicimos: así aprendemos, sólo así evitamos su natural tendencia a caer en la sima última, en el definitivo olvido.


En ello ahonda el proyecto pictórico que abordamos. Carlos Sagrera propone un espacio elástico, capaz de acoger una muesca más, de registrar otra huella. Lo despoja de la presencia humana, del acostumbrado relator, para ceder esa potestad al mobiliario, al aire entre paredes, logrando aun así una pintura fuertemente narrativa. Son los propios espacios quienes nos hablan –nos mienten– desde la memoria, como si la disposición de los objetos tuviera noción de su deber de contar la historia de lo ausente.

Texto de Alejandro Narden.




Mural para la maqueta del Museo del Ferrocarril de las Matas AFEMAT, Madrid. Spary y pintura acrílica . 1,30x11m 2013


Del 26 de junio al 19 de julio 2013,  exposición de los artistas pásticos de la undécima promoción de la beca Fundación Antonio Gala para Jóvenes Creadores. Córdoba, Andalucía.

catálogo FAG.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [7.1 MB]

 Exposición itinerante 18 de Mayo 2013- 29 de Enero 2014. Zona noroeste de Madrid.

First-come first-served 26/1/2013

Barrio del Latina, Madrid. 

(catálogo online)




Obra seleccionada en el IX circuito de Jóvenes Artistas 2012 de la zona Noroeste de Madrid.


First come, first serve. Evento expositivo




OBRAS SELECCIONADAS DEL 14avoCONCURSO DE PINTURA JOVEN tendrá lugar en el espacio[ARTLOFT] del 26 de enero al 29 de febrero de 2012. Posteriormente estáprevista una exposición de todas estas obras en el Aula de Cultura deCaixa Penedès- Forum Berger Balaguer de Vilafranca del Penedès, del15 de marzo al 8 de abril de 2012. Las obras de los artistas seleccionadosse reproducirán en un catálogo que editará Caixa Penedès.




descargar catálogo en pdf.
blog 2011 CATALOGO.pdf
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