Karla Tobar

This exhibition brings together artwork by ten artists who participated in the Basque Artist Program, a joint initiative of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Launched in 2015, and open to artists who were born or are residents in the Basque Country, this program selects two persons each year to take part in an intensive orientation of the New York art scene, providing participants with a unique learning experience designed to foster exchange as well as to advance their professional skills. Among the selected artists included in this exhibition are Raquel Asensi, Nora Aurrekoetxea Etxebarria, Helena Goñi, Jon Gorospe, Gala Knörr, Maite Pinto, Karla Tobar Abarca, Alain Urrutia, Cristian Villavicencio, and Diego Vivanco. These contemporary artists explore notions of identity, history, representation, and both collective and individual memory across a myriad of mediums, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, site-specific installation, and performance. Concentrating on recent artwork, this presentation features a cohesive selection of works from various contemporary art practices, focusing on the work produced by these artists after their participation in the Program.

Curated by: Lucía Agirre and Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, curators, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Karla Tobar Abarca (Quito, 1981)
<scanner-pack>project_documentary, 2022
Video, color, stereo sound, 30 min
Collection of the artist
Photo © Karla Tobar