Manifesta 15 Barcelona announces new venues!


On the 13th of December, Manifesta 15 Barcelona held a press conference to announce some exciting news for the upcoming edition in 2024. Over the past 12 months, the ever-growing team has been working towards the 15th edition of Manifesta which is set to open its doors on the 8th of September 2024.

Powered by the innovative efforts of pre-biennial researchers exploring our three core themes in specific clusters—Cure and Care in the Collserola Mountain Range, Balancing Conflicts along the Llobregat Delta, and Imagining Futures along the Besòs River—we're thrilled to reveal the leading Manifesta 15 venues. From the distinctive former prison in Mataró to the historic Monastery of Sant Cugat and many more—the vibrant mix of selected venues across the metropolitan region mirrors the dynamic, interdisciplinary spirit of Manifesta 15 Barcelona.

Check out the key venues from each cluster below:

Gustavo Gili

The former Gustavo Gili publishing house is currently Manifesta 15 Barcelona’s headquarters in L’Esquerra de l’Eixample district, Barcelona.

A remarkable example of Catalan architecture from the 1950s, the building was designed by the architects Joaquim Gili and Francesc Bassó, members of Grup R. Currently a wide array of pre-biennial events organised by Manifesta 15 have been taking place in the Gustavo Gili. It represents a very strategic point in the city for Manifesta 15 Barcelona and it will be the nucleus of the biennial programme.

Sant Adrià de Besòs: The Three Chimneys (Tres Xemeneies)

Cluster: Imagining Futures

The Three Chimneys is a staggering landmark of the coastal landscape of Barcelona. Built in the 1970s, it was previously used as a thermal power station located on the left bank of the Besòs River. It will undergo necessary works to reopen this highly visible icon of Barcelona for the first time in its history for Manifesta 15 visitors. The location will be one of the main venues for Manifesta 15 with presentations both inside the former turbine hall, as well as outside in its surrounding areas.

Sant Cugat del Vallès: Monestir de Sant Cugat

Cluster: Cure and Care

The Monastery of Sant Cugat is a Benedictine Abbey that was founded in the 9th century. Completed in the 14th century, the monastery, one of the most significant in the region, includes Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. The Monastery of Sant Cugat is located within the Collserola Mountain Range. The spirituality of the monastery is reflective of the Manifesta 15 Cure and Care theme, that is, the importance of caring for ourselves, each other and the natural environment.

El Prat de Llobregat: Casa Gomis

Cluster: Balancing Conflicts

Casa Gomis, also known as La Ricarda, is a family house located in a protected natural environment which is next to the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport. Built in 1963 by the renowned architect Antoni Bonet in close collaboration with its owners, the house follows the principles of rationalist architecture. Casa Gomis is immersed in a large plot of land in front of the La Ricarda pond and the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by a pine forest. Linking to the theme of Balancing Conflicts, Casa Gomis and its surrounding areas are subject to the ongoing dialogue concerning the expansion of industries and the protection of the natural environment, as well as the house itself.

You can check out the full list of venues for Manifesta 15 here, and stay tuned for a new Manifesta 15 Barcelona site in the new year.