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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.




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Design professionals from across Europe, to share experiences in Bilbao

Graphic design professionals have an unavoidable event in Bilbao this weekend. On November 27-28, Azkuna Zentroa welcomes Selected From Bilbao-2015, an event that will bring together experts from across Europe working in the world of graphic design and visual inspiration.

Selected From Bilbao-2015 is a unique opportunity to learn about the current situation of the sector, participate in discussions, explore the relationship between business and design, exchange ideas and share creative solutions among professionals. The program of the meeting includes lectures, workshops, exhibitions and more. A lot of activities with the common aim of exchanging ideas in a creative environment.

The participants in this event, organized by Index Book, a publisher specialized in design, in collaboration with Bilbao City Council, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and Azkuna Zentroa, is completed with world-class professionals such as Mikel Feijoo, founder of Skunkfunk, Iñigo Segurola, promoter of Lur Paisajistak, Ana Mesas, Consultant of Adobe Systems Iberica and Erik Kessels, co-founder of the international agency KesselsKramer.