Current Exhibitions

  • Mitsuo Miura

    Mitsuo Miura arrived to Barcelona from Japan in 1966 with a suitcase in either hand and just a bare few words of Spanish. Armed with his oriental tempo, he sat down on a bench in Plaza de Cataluña to watch how this city by the sea passed by. Ever since, the young Japanese artist never stopped observing each and every one of the landscapes in which his personal life experiences have been played out. And so we could view his exhibitions as invitations to contemplation and displacement, almost always related with wellbeing, memory and pleasure.

  • Alexander Apóstol

    Alexander Apóstol’s projects build a critical analysis of the aesthetic processes of political construction in his native Venezuela. Like other artists from his generation, who started to exhibit their work in the early-nineties, Apóstol (Barquisimeto, 1969) used the tools of photography and video as key elements in a critique of representation, in which the visual culture produced by power and the mass media—with their stereotypes, clichés, concealments and propagandas—is co-opted as the raw material of the work of contemporary art.


    Can moving arms, legs, hair be inspiring for a movement, a coming uprising for more joyful and equal ways of living together? Engaged with the precarious moment of taking the stage—a moment which allows for one’s visibility while at the same time disclosing one’s fragility—Portrait of a Movement addresses questions of pleasure, power, and radical difference. Two large film installations form the core of the exhibition: while engaging with dance movements and artistic collaborations, they explore abstraction’s potential for resistance in the face of reactionary politics.

  • Usos infinitos. Intervención permanente en la señalética del CA2M. Dora García

    Among the various artistic interventions contingent on the exercises in architectural acupuncture begun in autumn 2016 at CA2M, Dora García has conceived an exhibition which takes the form of new signage in a permanent intervention that involves all the art centre’s various spaces.

  • Un hacer asociado

    To celebrate International Museum Day, CA2M has come up with a new way of activating its collection and making it more widely accessible.

    “ASSOCIATED MAKING. ASSEMBLY KIT OF PIECES FROM THE CA2M COLLECTION” is a curatorial programme by Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo that views the exhibition as an open, imaginative and surprising reflection in which artists, institutions and audiences can collectively rethink our contemporaneity.

  • Manuel Saiz

    Let’s Think Positive came about in 2003 as part of the exhibition If Alive that Manuel Saiz presented at the Museu de L’Empordà in Figueres, Girona. The idea behind the exhibition was the beginning of the preparations for his future 65th birthday on the 10th of January 2026.


    On 2 July 1970, on a public stage in Frankfurt the artist VALIE EXPORT tattooed herself with a garter, a radical transgression of gender stereotypes—given that at the time tattoos were seen as the exclusive purview of men, especially convicts and sailors—but also a case of taking the use of her own body to the extreme, as the artistic action that became a permanent part of her body that would last her whole life long.


    There is a signature feature to Hannah Collins’s photos of urban horizons: the sky is always tinted with a strange colour. Like the images over the credits of an imaginary film, this photo captures the feeling that a particular place—whether through premeditated cultural references or a subjective impression—produced in the artist at a certain point in time.

  • Gonçalo Sena

    This fountain is made through a twofold transformation of materials sourced from nature. Firstly, marble—the material par excellence of classical sculpture—is a previously cut piece which was perhaps originally destined for industrial use.

  • An Wei

    An Wei Lu Li has created a specific pictorial installation for the cafeteria at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Museum, with the sponsorship of Cervezas Alhambra

  • elena alonso

    Al cuidado de las pequeñas sombras (In the care of the small shadows) is a site-specific installation created by Elena Alonso for the terrace of the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Museum, consisting of four sculptures conceived as a bat shelter.

  • Allan Kaprow. Comfort Zones. Junio 1975_CA2M, 2018

    CA2M is now implementing the #Unmetroymedio project, which consists in getting artists who are resident in the Region of Madrid to explain to us what they are working on during confinement. Availing of the domestic means at hand, they will express their ideas through texts and images or will simply tell us how they are and talk about the possible futures that face us. 

Future Exhibitions

Xabier Salaberria

El trabajo de Xabier Salaberria explora las formas en las que ciertas estructuras se comportan en espacios específicos, desnaturalizando su aparente neutralidad y cuestionando las categorías en las que convencionalmente se inscriben. 

Martin Wong

Malicious Mischief is the result of exhaustive research into the artist’s life’s work with a view to expanding its narrative and recognition among European audiences, spanning from his early creations on the East coast to his work in the late-90s before he died from AIDS-related illness. 

Past Exhibitions

Myriad Reflector

Myriad Reflector is an exhibition exercise into the nocturnality. Conceived as a multilayered score unfolding through time, the contributions of artists —composed by light, sonic, rhythmic, smell, haptic, and choreographic elements— intermingle in a kaleidoscopic display defined by disorientation, refractive perspectives, and sensual textures.

Álvaro Perdices

Espejo y Reino / Ornamento y Estado is an installation by artist Álvaro Perdices and curated by María Virginia Jaua. The project – designed specifically for the spaces of the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo – puts forward the concept of confronting the idea of the archive with the deconstruction of the notions of State and institution framed within the personal and the historical.

Capsula Sara Ramo

This metal dinosaur is a ‘part’ of a larger group of artworks made from pieces of playground furniture from the 1970s, made in collaboration with the Mamoan family business in the city of Bello Horizonte in Brazil, which continues using the same designs from decades ago.


By supposing that logic makes chaos natural and order artificial, we are positing a physical and conceptual experiment of what an exhibition space is. Syntactic Tactic . Diego Bianchi is an exercise in disassembling. A white cube, a neutral space, windowless, consisting of white walls and a source of light shining from top to bottom, becomes the raw material for a plausible disassembling. Based on an absence of pre-defined moulds and behavioural guidelines, this project highlights a number of exhibition practices.

Dialecto CA2M

For the first time, more than 400 works by 250 artists are coming together in an exhibition that showcases the CA2M collections and takes up the entire museum space. It is a celebration of what the museum represents and has represented from the beginning. This journey begins with the historical avant-garde - all the artists who accompanied Picasso at the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic - and continues through history up to the present day. It is not only an international exhibition, as are all the CA2M and the ARCO Foundation collections, but also a story that is told from inside this institution, from the collections it holds, and ultimately, from Móstoles.

Pedro neves

YWY, ​​Visions presents new works by Pedro Neves Marques with actress and activist Zahy Guajajara, in which she plays an indigenous android named YWY.

The exhibition brings together films, interviews, exchanges, images and other elements conceptualized by other authors around the character, which contribute to expanding his world.

Exhibitions Publications

El Testigo. Teresa Margolles

El Testigo es el título de la exposición de Teresa Margolles en el CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, comisariada por María Inés Rodríguez. La muestra traza una visión de su trabajo reciente a través de una serie de obras realizadas en los últimos cinco años. Propone un camino en círculo, tanto real como figurado, que orbita alrededor de la historia reciente de Ciudad Juárez.

catalogo utray

This exhibition catalogue brings together the works on display, documents, photographs, and texts by Mariano Navarro, María Escribano, María Vela Zanetti and Miguel Cereceda; a writing and poetry anthology by the artist himself; and testimonials by Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Chema Cobo, Fernando Huici, Ignacio Gómez de Liaño, Borja Casani, Mireia Sentís, José Luis Gallero, Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, Clara Díaz-Aguado, Lola Moriarty, José Tono Martínez, Fernando Castro and Domingo Sánchez Blanco.

Portada Cecilia

CA2M and Turner are producing the Spanish reprint of this book, published in Rotterdam by Kunstinstituut Melly. 

This monograph addresses one of the most multifaceted and fundamental artists in the world of Latin American contemporary art today.


Javi Cruz has a lot to do with the forms of production currently taking place in Madrid that define its contemporary cultural scene today

Querer parecer noche

Querer parecer noche brings together different forms of artistic production in Madrid. Its creations are split between a longer tradition of historical nostalgia and the current histrionic moment, with their different sensibilities and ways of living, where the 'local' is built on the fine line between those who live there and those who are passing through.

Armando Andrade Tudela. Autoeclipse

Autoeclipse is an exhibition designed to be a sort of retrospective of recent works, one that nonetheless allows us to take a critical look at Armando Andrade Tudela's work to date. The pieces on display work through the tensions they create with their predecessors, with Armando's own biography, and with the political and social development of the places where the artist has lived, reflecting an artistic endeavour in the public and social space as well as in the more intimate, private one.

Borrador para una trama en curso. Cabello/Carceller

Through interdisciplinary practices, the artists offer alternatives to conventional narratives about socio-political minorities, including discussions about the role of contemporary artistic production. 

Miguel Trillo Doble exposición

Miguel Trillo. Doble exposición revisita las dos primeras muestras individuales de Miguel Trillo que tuvieron lugar en la Galería Ovidio (PopPurri. Dos años de música pop en Madrid) en 1982 y en la Sala Amadís (Fotocopias. Madrid-London) en 1983. El proyecto pretende reflexionar acerca de los displays que Trillo utilizó para mostrar sus trabajos, alejados de los modos más convencionales en que la fotografía se exponía en los escasos espacios que le daban cobijo a principios de los años ochenta.