Current Exhibitions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Future Exhibitions

Martin Wong

Malicious Mischief es el resultado de una investigación exhaustiva de la obra completa del artista Martin Wong para ampliar su narrativa y conocimiento al público europeo, que abarca desde sus primeras creaciones en la costa este de Estados Unidos hasta su trabajo de finales de los 90 antes de su muerte a causa del VIH/Sida.

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.


By supposing that logic makes chaos natural and order artificial, we are positing a physical and conceptual experiment of what an exhibition space is. Collection XVIII. 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.

Past Exhibitions

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.

Nacho criado. No es la voz que clama en el desierto. Javier Azurmendi, 1990.

One of the lines of work undertaken by CA2M is to revitalise the history of contemporary art exhibitions in Madrid. For this one-object exhibition by Nacho Criado, we focus on Madrid: Espacio de interferencias (Madrid: Space of Interferences), curated in 1990 by the art theorist and historian Javier Maderuelo (Madrid, 1950) for the Círculo de Bellas Artes.

Javier Utray

This exhibition, entitled Javier Utray. An Anamorphic Portrait, curated by Mariano Navarro and Andrés Mengs, aspires to serve as a homage and memorial to this multifaceted artist. It also aims to highlight the significance and uniqueness of Utray’s creative personality.

Cecilia Vicuña, Quipu menstrual, 2019

Cecilia Vicuña. Seehearing the Enlightened Failure brings together over a hundred works by poet, visual artist, and activist Cecilia Vicuña. Since the 1960s, the artist has constituted a radical perspective on the relationship between art and politics through her writing and art making.

Javi Cruz Trémula

Trémula is an exhibition by the artist Javi Cruz (Madrid, 1985). It is also the story of a populus tremula—the scientific name for the tree commonly called trembling aspen– which was planted in the 1980s beside the building where he grew up and still lives today in the district of San Blas and was chopped down last year because of a disease. The night when it was felled, Javier took around 500 kg of it up to his apartment and a few days later, with the help of his friends Jacobo and Lorenzo, he loaded the biggest truck he was able to drive with more.

colección historia del arte

The background on which this exhibition is literally outlined is the work De entre las muertas [From the Dead] (2020) by the artist Diana Larrea, who has traced the margins of History of Art to restore forgotten genealogies of women artists from the Renaissance up to the beginning of the 20th century. These women artists are joined by other ones from younger generations enabling us to think in the present tense.

Exhibitions Publications

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. 

Allan Kaprow. Comfort Zones

La exposición Allan Kaprow. Comfort Zones. Junio 1975 rescata el hapenning que Allan Kaprow realizó en 1975 en la Galería Vandrés de Madrid, un capítulo fundamental de la historia de las galerías madrileñas, y que contribuyó a la normalización de la innovación en el campo del arte contemporáneo.