Exhibition at Artium Museoa. Photo: Quintas Fotógrafos
Venerated museums like the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, contemporary art and cultural centres, and the iconic Guggenheim Bilbao are just some of the extensive range of exhibition centres in the Basque Country.
The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is over one hundred years old and is one of the most important custodians of Basque art. It is known for the variety of the artwork in the collection and for implementing a development and expansion plan which was jointly defined by the public institutions, the local art community and the public.
It is a modern art museum designed by Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry in 1997. It is an architectural icon and cultural symbol of 21st-century Bilbao. With over one million visits per year, it is the most popular museum in the Basque Country and the most well-known internationally.
Since its inauguration in 2015, the Tabakalera International Centre of Contemporary Culture has hosted and inspired a range of cultural projects and institutions and has become a cultural melting pot for San Sebastian.
Collaborative initiative created around a common interest in processes of historization, cultural translation, performativity, the body, postcolonialism, social theory, archival strategies and education.
Non-profit collective directed by artists based in Bilbao and Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. Working at the intersection of human rights and the arts, MA is dedicated to facilitating mobility and transnational exchange for cultural workers threatened by situations of conflict, isolation, instability, censorship and cultural crisis.