“Only by the ultra local shall you achieve the universal”
CASAVELLS is a unique almost hidden space in the catalonian region of L’Empordà, set in an antique masía (farmhouse) from XVIII century that brings together a harmonic coexistence between art, craft and design.
Committed to innovation and tradition, the gallery collects, preserves, and promotes modern and contemporary art and design, whilst exploring ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial initiatives and collaborations.
Created in 2014 by Luis Sendino and Jacobo Valentí, the space was born with the intention of building projects which explored popular culture within the contemporary scene. Developing a national and global reputation for presenting dynamic and distinctive programming, the gallery has been supporting and nurturing local and international artists ever since.
Casavells is a destination for creation. Offering expansive, carefully curated collections, the space is conceived to rethink the viewers’ experience inviting the beholder to participate in a dialogue amongst different disciplines. Taking artistic risks and embracing diversity, featuring local talent all the way to international renowned artists and designers, Casavells cares to spread out its vision to the world, with a thriving programme shaping strong and meaningful exhibitions. It has participated in important projects and is constantly engaging with both local and global audiences. With a special sensibility for spanish and international talent worldwide, the space has hosted exhibitions by names as Xavier Miserachs, LLuis Hortalà, Pamen Pereira, Soojin Kang, Sabine Marcelis, or Esther Tielemans, just to name a few.
With a defined identity, Casavells is the countryside artistic extension of Side Gallery in Barcelona, a design gallery conceived to stamp a strong and exclusive presence in the city working with international designs from both the twentieth century and contemporary design.
Preserving its own personality Casavells expands and adapts Side Gallery’s original outline to its concrete and singular proposal in an ongoing project aiming to become a space for the juxtaposition and transcendence of languages, disciplines, communities and perspectives.