ZABAL

Artists & Projects, Institutions and Foundations

The Basque Government, through the Etxepare Basque Institute, which enacts as an ambassador for the Basque culture abroad and encourages the international diffusion of the Basque artists of all disciplines, has launched ZABAL, an international program determined to host international curators in the Basque Country.  This program has been designed and is coordinated by Artingenium.

In the aim of offering new possibilities to Basque artists and creating new means of making contact with the international context, ZABAL aims to show the art context of the Basque Country hosting international curators, art critics, and Museum directors, in the Basque Country.  The program will be mainly based in generating individual encounters between international curators and the artistic community in the aim of driving and promoting the internalization of Basque artists abroad.The first phase of these program will take place from Autumn 2019 to Spring 2020.

The program started having Ruth Estévez as our first guest, co-curator of the 34th Bienal of Sao Paulo, whose visit took place from the 18th to the 21st of November, 2019. During her stay, Ruth Estévez gave an open presentation about the 34. Sao Paolo Bienial, on 20th of November at the Fine Arts Museum Bilbao.

Next guests to this program are Ruangrupa, curators of documenta 15, in Kassel. Their stay will take place from the 16th to the 22nd of February.  Their presentation will take place on the 18th of February, at 19h, at the Fine Arts Museum, in Bilbao.

The program started having Ruth Estévez as our first guest, co-curator of the 34th Bienal of Sao Paulo, whose visit took place from the 18th to the 21st of November, 2019. During her stay, Ruth Estévez gave an open presentation about the 34. Sao Paolo Bienial, on 20th of November at the Fine Arts Museum Bilbao.

Vista da fachada do Pavilhão Bienal. São Paulo, 05/03/2011. © Andres Otero / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo