Arte y Ritual was born in Barcelona in 1985 and established in Madrid in 1994. Their owners Ana and Antonio Casanovas have been promoting Primitive Art from Africa, America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific for the last 30 years. Their role as professional advisers in the acquisition of the finest quality objects for private collectors, museums and foundations is internationally recognized.

Their gallery has organized thematic exhibitions and have participated in the most important Art Fairs around the world. Always attracted by the fascinating relation between Primitive and Modern Art, they set up exhibitions with this subject such as Orígenes in Cyprus Art Gallery in Barcelona in 1995 and Traces in collaboration with Jan Krugier in New York in 2001. They also collaborated extensively in the exhibition Visual Encounters curated by Oliver Wick at the Beyeler Foundation in Basel in 2009.

The Casanovas organized two very important exhibitions with Jacques & Anne Kerchache collection in Paris in 2006, Hommage and Nigeria, as a tribute to one of the most notable collectors in the 20th century in Europe who thanks to the President of the French Republic Jacques Chirac, finally succeeded in entering Primitive Art in the Musée du Louvre in the year 2000 after years of attempts by collectors, artists and intellectuals.

They have also curated important Museum exhibitions such as Orígenes, Artes Primeras en las colecciones de la Península Ibérica at the Museo Conde Duque in Madrid and produced private exhibitions such as Gems or Cup/Sculptures in Paris. Their last project ADAM was presented within the context of the Parcours des Mondes in Paris on September 2014 and comprised a book with a selection of 179 primitive artworks from Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia and America photographed in analog black and white and a USB with digital full colour films of all the art works as a sort of virtual exhibition.

Arte y Ritual was worn in Barcelona in 1985 and established in Madrid in 1994. Their owners Ana and Antonio Casanovas have been promoting Primitive Art from Africa, America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific for the last 30 years. Their role as professional advisers in the acquisition of the finest quality objects for private collectors, museums and foundations is internationally recognized.

Their gallery has organized thematic exhibitions and have participated in the most important Art Fairs around the world. Always attracted by the fascinating relation between Primitive and Modern Art, they set up exhibitions with this subject such as Orígenes in Cyprus Art Gallery in Barcelona in 1995 and Traces in collaboration with Jan Krugier in New York in 2001.They also collaborated extensively in the exhibition Visual Encounters curated by Oliver Wick at the Beyeler Foundation in Basel in 2009.

The Casanovas organized two very important exhibitions with Jacques & Anne Kerchache collection in Paris in 2006 – Hommage and Nigeria – as a tribute to one of the most notable collectors in the 20th century in Europe who thanks to the President of the French Republic Jacques Chirac, finally succeeded in entering Primitive Art in the Musée du Louvre in the year 2000 after years of attempts by collectors, artists and intellectuals.

They have also curated important Museum exhibitions such as Orígenes, Artes Primeras en las colecciones de la Península Ibérica at the Museo Conde Duque in Madrid and private exhibitions such as Gems or Cup/Sculptures in Paris. Their last project ADAM was presented within the context of the Parcours des Mondes in Paris last September 2014 and comprised a book with a selection of 179 primitive artworks from Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia and America photographed in analog black and white and a USB with digital full colour films of all the art works as a sort of virtual exhibition.