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Bilbao's commitment to artistic expression is intimately tied to the shift in the model of urban and economic development.

Not only is the Guggenheim Museum able to attract the most sophisticated contemporary art shows, but both the Fine Arts Museum and Bilbao Arte Foundation have also displayed a spectacular renewal, promoting programmes to produce and disseminate art of all types.


Art in the street

Wandering around Bilbao, one can enjoy works by artists who let their imagination fly, turning the city into a veritable open air museum.

Such artists as: Salvador DALI, Eduardo CHILLIDA, Jorge OTEIZA, Miquel NAVARRO, Manolo VALDES, Jeef KOONS, Louise BORGOISE, Vicente LARREA, and many more, offer a fresh and novel perspective to a number of sites around the city.


Urban Equipment

This section covers urban elements such as benches, litter bins, tree grates, street lights, bollards, bus-stops, signage, and so on.

Discover the city's identifiers, which more often than not go unnoticed.



The concept of design is so wide and varied that sometimes the boundary between art and other artistic disciplines becomes very thin, or even non-existent.

With design as its leitmotiv, this section is intended to be a hodgepodge of topics.


Bilbao Art District

Bilbao Art District is born, a joint initiative of the galleries, museums and art major agents of the city, with the participation, support and cooperation of the City of Bilbao and the Provincial Council of Biscay.


June 2015

El Museo Guggenheim Bilbao presenta el 3 de julio de 2015 Jean-Michel Basquiat: Ahora es el momento

The exhibition features approximately one hundred key works organized around the themes that inspired Jean-Michel Basquiat in the course of his intense career, cut short by his untimely death at age 27.

Described by the artist himself as a “springboard to deeper truths about the individual”, Basquiat’s powerful and emotionally charged works explore issues such as racial identity and history Read more

Bilbao-Bizkaia ya tiene sus mejores “pintxos” 2015

A total of 59 catering establishments of Bilbao-Bizkaia took part in the seventeenth edition of the Bilbao-Bizkaia Pintxo Competition 2015, which has been held in the city and the territory between June 4 – 7, and 11 – 14 . Read more

Burdeos se interesa por las buenas prácticas de gestión de MercaBilbao

Mercabilbao was again analyzed by the sector professionals from other cities. In this case across borders, since technical and policy makers from MIN Bordeaux have visited the facilities of the Bizkaia-based distribution platform. Read more

(Español) C Gallery + Art Management presenta la exposición colectiva “ON PAPER II”

5 June - 8 August 2015

On Paper II is a collective exhibition where the participating artists present small-scale works on paper. In total, 7 artists showing 14 works in different techniques with a common ground: the use of paper as an expression platform. Read more

(Español) Exposición de ELSSIE ANSAREO en Espacio Marzana

(Español) Voy a hablar de mí. Lo haré como si fuese un ventrílocuo. Tú serás tú. Yo seré yo. Utilizaré mi palabra frente a tus gestos, me harás de muñeco y podré manifestarme sin miedo.
A menudo me pasa que me gustaría explicarme sin tener que darte tantas explicaciones. Decirte sin decir. Sin citar a nadie, sólo dictando a paso firme lo nuestro. Una borrachera indecente y el té reposando en la mesa del salón.
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