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Magda Bellotti was born in Algeciras (Spain) in 1957.
Magda has strong relationships with Gibraltar, her mother was a Gibraltarian. Studied in Gibraltar till 1969 when the frontier was closed by spanish dictator Franco.
She graduated in Philosophy from the Sevilla University in 1982.
She opened Magda Bellotti Art Gallery in october of 1982 in Algeciras. Focused on the young very talented spanish artists that emerged when Sapin recovered democracy. Very intense years of hard work to promote contemporary art in the south of Spain.
In 2001 the Gallery moved to Madrid, and opened a space in the Barrio de las Letras, between the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía Museums.
Since the gallery was opened in 1982 the Gallery has participated in numerous art fairs, such as ARCO, Madrid, ART FRANKFURT , ARTISSIMA Torino, MACO Mexico, BALELATINA Basel, ARTBO Bogotá, DIVA Art fair New York, PINTA Art Fair London, LOOP Barcelona, MADRID PHOTO, ESTAMPA Madrid, DRAWING ROOM Madrid, ARTESANTANDER, amongst others.
Magda has also been very active in associations related with the arts in Spain, she has been founder and formed part of the committees of the IAC (Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo); ARTEMADRID (Madrid association of Galleries) ; MAV (Women in the Visual Arts); CONSORCIO of Spanish Art Galleries;
In 2018 the gallery closed and Magda moved on to live in Algeciras, where she is involved in numerous art projects as a curator.
Magda is very interested in promoting young talented artists living in Gibraltar and the Campo de Gibraltar area she discovered when she returned to Algeciras.
Magda also sees the potential of this whole area with the impressive Strait of Gibraltar with Africa just on the other side. An enormous energy that we must take advantage of with ambitious cultural initiatives. In some of these initiatives she is working currently.