The Loop: video art festival in Barcelona

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The Loop Festival, running from 26th May to 10th June 2016, puts the focus on video art. Let yourself be swept away by some innovative visual experiences!

Loop video festival

78 locations across Barcelona


26th May - 10th June 2016

How much?

Free or from €6


For its creative side

Barcelona is a culture hotspot, with remarkable music festivals, concerts of all kinds, museums, foundations and galleries.
This year, don’t miss the unusual and highly creative Loop festival!

What is the Loop ?

The Loop is a video art festival which has become established in Barcelona. This year, the 15th edition will involve hundreds of video screenings, with lots of exhibitions in many public spaces across the city. In 2016, in total, 273 artists participated in the event, with the aim of showcasing the different forms and dimensions of video art and highlighting its differences from conventional cinema.
Conferences, workshops and professional meet-ups were also arranged throughout Barcelona.

  • There’s also a Loop Fair from 25th – 26th May, presenting the work of many innovative artists from the world of video art.


Where is the Loop Festival held?

The festival is a city-wide event, held in museums, art galleries and cinemas including the Filmoteca de Catalunya, the CCCB, the MACBA and the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, amongst others!


The Loop also takes over some of the city’s streets and public spaces. Last year, videos were projected from the windows of apartments in the Born, Raval and Gòtic quarters for the first time – so keep your eyes open this year too!

Useful information


Access to screenings, exhibitions and performances is free, with the exception of events held in cinemas: in this case, entry costs between around €6.


Visual events are held normally between 12pm and 8.30pm. The mornings are reserved for conferences and professional meet-ups.


Most of the conferences and films are in English, but a number of other activities can also be offered in Spanish.

Have fun!

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Olivia has always loved Barcelona: its modernity, the fantastic climate, the sun, the beaches, the tiny winding streets of the Gothic quarter, the joyful and festive atmosphere… Like all the best love stories, this one ends “happily ever after”, and Olivia has now set up home in the Catalan capital.