Espacio de creadores | Tabakalera - Donostia / San Sebastián

Espacio de Creadores

Events - Tabakalera
Thursday, 13 February 2020 > Saturday, 7 November 2020

eremuak is launching a new call to award 2 grants for artistic practice.

Harriak 2020
Events - Tabakalera
Friday, 17 July 2020 > Friday, 30 October 2020

The programme is implemented through various exhibition rooms belonging to cultural centres in the Basque Country and involves...

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.




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

Until: Tuesday, 1 September 2020

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

working studios for artists
Until: Thursday, 31 December 2020

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

Arte proiektua garatzeko egonaldi deialdia 2021
Thursday, 6 August 2020 > Monday, 21 September 2020
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...

Open Call Residency for Artistic Projects
Friday, 15 November 2019 > Sunday, 2 February 2020

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

ikusmira berriak 2019
Monday, 9 July 2018 > Friday, 31 August 2018

Programme of residencies and development of audiovisual projects Ikusmira Berriak, organised by the San Sebastian Film Festival,...

working studios for artists
Tuesday, 1 January 2019 > Tuesday, 31 December 2019

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

Call for artistic project residency - Javier Romero @reitbajdesign
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 > Sunday, 27 January 2019

Through this residency, the Cristina Enea Foundation and Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture seek to generate...


Until: Sunday, 15 November 2020

Starting with the transformation of sound recordings through synthesis, Ardii Latx explores sound as a malleable material.

Until: Sunday, 15 November 2020

‘Paradoxically, while you fall it’s likely that you feel like you’re floating, or even like you're not moving at all.

Until: Sunday, 15 November 2020

How can a coincidence be represented?

Until: Sunday, 15 November 2020

Two characters, two ways of working, collaborating on shared themes and interests in an open process.

Until: Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Open Source X Data obrak aurretiaz egindako lan batean du oinarria eta testu-mekanismoen eta diseinua edo soinu-konposizioa...

Until: Thursday, 31 December 2020

Elizalde Zinema is a series of ten chapters, each ten minutes long.

Monday, 1 June 2020 > Tuesday, 30 June 2020

With resources limited – both material and visual – throughout lockdown, Dan has been working on small Basque landscapes and...

"Sweet Oranges". Nora Sweeney
Thursday, 2 January 2020 > Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Pensando en el Infierno is her first individual publication project.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 > Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Conceptualisation and exhibition of the Galerna project (for the November 2020 exhibition in the Kutxa Artegunea room in Tabakalera...

Tuesday, 2 June 2020 > Tuesday, 30 June 2020

 This project reflects on the resignification of bodily symbols and on the tensions, paradoxes and connections that arise in...

Sunday, 13 September 2020 > Monday, 28 September 2020

Arousa Island. August 1971.

Sunday, 13 September 2020 > Monday, 28 September 2020

A zookeeper and construction worker who have both worked at the local zoo for many years have only seen each other in passing.

Sunday, 13 September 2020 > Monday, 28 September 2020

1984. Lidia (11) lives in an isolated mining village in the Chilean desert with her brother Alexo (23), a strong, effeminate man....

Sunday, 13 September 2020 > Monday, 28 September 2020

Towards the end of winter, Milla returns to the village where she spent her summers as a child, hoping to reconnect with her...

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

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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...

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