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Artist's Space

New Creations

Tabakalera is a centre for contemporary culture that drives artistic creation and shares it with local people. From the outset, Tabakalera has acted as a mediator for contemporary creation. In these uncertain times of collective confinement, Tabakalera must continue and even strengthen this work, even if this involves doing things in new ways which we are still discovering.

In uncertain times, we believe that the value of culture for representing what is happening to us in a shared, symbolic and critical way takes on a new importance. As a public cultural institution, it’s also crucial that we maintain a close relationship with artists and a commitment to support them.

We’ve therefore reinforced our work in the digital sphere to maintain a specific programme for these times, and we’ve commissioned new pieces from local artists.

The pieces draw on the physical isolation that we are all experiencing and are developed for the digital environment – now our only meeting place. The designs use various perspectives and artistic languages to directly or indirectly address key themes in these current times, including privacy and the loss of privacy, confinement, image saturation, the central role of technology and our environmental footprint.

We also wanted to reach out to the artists who have taken part in our residency programme in the Artist's Space to invite them to present some of their pieces developed in Tabakalera, some of which have still not been exhibited.

In effect, we will share a window to contemporary creation with the public, enabling them to appreciate the diversity of projects supported by Tabakalera. The window will grow week on week to become a small database for documenting these extraordinary times.




AGORA / CEMENT / CODE is a publication, exhibition and investigation project developed under New Curators 2020 (Komisario Berriak) programme.

Forced Mechanics

'Forced Mechanics' is the result of Tabakalera’s first-time participation in the Summer Sessions residency programme,


An online exhibition curated by Jaime de los Ríos that explores trans-museum formats on the Internet based on the concept of connection, collective participation and telepresence.


Those videos speak for themselves, force us to discover the pleasant possibilities of limitations, space and time. The body becomes not only a medium, but also a message.

Art intervention by Jon Otamendi

The artist Jon Otamendi responded to Tabakalera’s invitation to carry out an intervention in its digital space based on an idea that involves the use of the security cameras of the building itself. 

Mirari Echávarri: Bodies #1 Santa Águeda

Mirari Echávarri is a visual artist and educator. In 2109 he was one of the resident artists that developed their projects at the Creators' Space of Tabakalera. In this session, in conversation with Iker Fidalgo Alday, he will present his movie Cuerpos # 1 Santa Águeda.

Raisa Álava and Alazne Zubizarreta: Goxokizzz

Raisa Álava and Alazne Zubizarreta present Goxokizzz  in response to the invitation to take part in #TabakaleraEtxean digital programme.

Maja Hodošček: See me

An actor is commissioned to perform in front of the camera for several hours, without a script, plot or any other guideline. 

Camila Téllez: News & letters

Inspired by the news bulletin and advertisement format, News & letters is a series of autobiographical broadcasts at a distance. 

Make It, Don’t Fake It

Conversation with Julián Pacomio y Ángela Millano about their performance Make It, Don’t Fake It.

Live from Tabakalera: Verde Prato

Verde Prato will perform live from Tabakalera.


Open calls

working studios for artists
Until: Friday, 31 December 2021

The aim of this open call, open permanently throughout the year, is to offer artist and cultural agents a working space and support...

Monday, 15 March 2021 > Thursday, 15 April 2021

KOMISARIO BERRIAK (KBK) has among its objectives to develop the practice of the curator and promote the generation and...

Arte proiektua garatzeko egonaldi deialdia 2021
Monday, 15 March 2021 > Thursday, 13 May 2021

The aim of this call is to offer a residency to contribute to the production of artistic projects, regardless of the...

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 > Tuesday, 23 March 2021

The JAI -Institute of Artistic Practices- study programme will start on 31st of May and it will work as a space for the exchange...

Arte proiektua garatzeko egonaldi deialdia 2021
Thursday, 6 August 2020 > Monday, 21 September 2020
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 > Tuesday, 1 September 2020

IKUSMIRA BERRIAK is a programme designed to support audiovisual projects that show innovation and experimentation in both cinematic...

Friday, 21 February 2020 > Monday, 25 May 2020

The JAI -Institute of Artistic Practices- study programme will start on June 2020 and during three months it will work as a space...

Development of artistic project through intergenerational collaboration 2020
Friday, 15 November 2019 > Sunday, 2 February 2020

This call for proposals is intended to give an artist residing in the Basque Autonomous Community, hereinafter the BAC, to invite...

Open Call Residency for the Development of an Artistic Project in Collaboration 2020
Friday, 15 November 2019 > Sunday, 2 February 2020

The aim of this call is to offer the opportunity to an artist who lives in the Basque Autonomous Community to invite to an artist...


Sunday, 14 March 2021 > Sunday, 25 April 2021


Sunday, 14 March 2021 > Sunday, 25 April 2021


Sunday, 14 March 2021 > Sunday, 25 April 2021


Sunday, 14 March 2021 > Sunday, 25 April 2021


Sunday, 14 March 2021 > Sunday, 25 April 2021


Monday, 18 January 2021 > Monday, 15 March 2021

Is a longstanding research project that thematizes the Japanese art group MAVO (1923-1926) and the Korean poet, architect, and...

Monday, 25 January 2021 > Monday, 15 March 2021

Vampyring is the second part of Transición primaveral (Spring Transition), a research project looking at vampirism and its...

Residencies developed at the Artist's Space 2018

Artist's Space's Yearbook 2018

Residencies developed at the Artist's Space

artist's space - residencies 2017

Artist's Space's Yearbook 2017

Residencies developed at the Artist's Space

Artist's space

Artist's Space

Brochure (PDF - 0,9 mb)

Artis's Space - Artist Residencies
Cultural fabric is, without a doubt, an essential aspect of constructing a healthy society. Culture (in any of its forms) can provide the tools for taking a critical view of our world, and therefore represents a shared space for uniting the multiple...

Practical information

Opening hours and contact



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Office hours:

From Monday to Friday: 9:00-15:00

3rd floor



+34 943 508 734



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