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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. Read more

Llega la “cumbre” del mejor diseño gráfico internacional a Bilbao-Bizkaia: Selected E

More than 400 professionals will come to the city to exchange ideas and creative solutions in the context of this event. Two masterclasses, two round tables and a total of eight lectures by prestigious designers, this year including Mario Eskenazi and Nacho Lavernia, both National Design Awards, make the schedule for this edition. Read more

Bilbao, Sede Oficial del Selected Graphic Design from Europe

Selected Graphic Design from Europe is an event which gathers top professionals from all over Europe, for two days, to share creative ideas and solutions through a series of conferences and workshops. Read more

Selected Projects 1

For the event this year were selected a total of 20 projects. The three winners we have already presented, and in this section, we show you the other finalists to Bilbao Garden 2011. Read more

B Workshop

After the awards ceremony and once the winners are known, there will be workshops in which the winners by category and local projects selected will present their works (24 and 25 March at 16:00 hours) Read more