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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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Fashion and Future conference: Fashion and Technology walk hand in hand in Bilbao

On Thursday January 22, “Fasion and Future” meeting has been held. This conference, pioner at state level, featured the participation of internationally known managers and desginers and included presentations by Aneta Genova and Katherine Moriwaki, teachers at the prestigious Parsons New School of Design University in New York, a worlwide referent of art and design.

The meeting ended presenting the results of the “Bilbao Fashion Tech Lab” experience, which aims at promoting interaction between design and technology in our city, creating cutting-edge clothing and accessories by apps unknown so far. As part of this project, a team led by Paola Guimerans, artist and former teacher at the prestigious Pearsons New York University, has guided five fashion companies based in Bilbao in the development of a garment or accessory with “wearable electronics”, new smart materials, digital fabrication techniques and 3D printing.

In the Hall of the Auditorium of Bizkaia Aretoa (UPV / EHU), and throughout the day, an international selection of the best Fashion Films were screened, and prototypes made by the five companies that participated in this experiment were presented.

Mercedes de Miguel