Ordizia, Spain, 1973
Born on January 29.
Begins studying fine arts at the Universidad del País Vasco.
Receives an Erasmus grant to study at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London.
Graduates with a fine arts degree from the Universidad del País Vasco.
Earns a postgraduate degree in fine arts from the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. Mendizabal’s work is featured in the exhibition accompanying the XXXVII Certamen de Artistas Noveles de Guipúzcoa in San Sebastián.
Receives a grant from the provincial government of Guipúzcoa. Participates in the workshop “Ángel Bados—Txomin Badiola” at Arteleku in San Sebastián. Awarded a residency grant by de Ateliers in Amsterdam until 2000.
Wins first prize in the XXXVIII Certamen de Artistas Noveles de Guipúzcoa in San Sebastián.
Takes part in the Gure Artea competition, sponsored by the Basque government, and the video festival Intervenciones TV in Vitoria, Spain. Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak in San Sebastián presents the solo exhibition No Time for Love.
The Dutch Ministry of Culture awards Mendizabal an FVBKB grant until 2003. Mendizabal’s work is included in the exhibitions Gaur, hemen, orain at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Parcours d’incidents at de Ateliers in Amsterdam, and Blackout totale at the New International Cultural Center in Antwerp.
The video Goierri Konpeti, created with Iñaki Garmendia, premieres at the Kutxa in San Sebastián. Takes part in the Taipei Biennale and in Desartxibo publicación para memoria, an exhibition celebrating the reopening of Arteleku in San Sebastián.
Exhibits at Galería T4 in Barcelona. Mendizabal’s work is included in the exhibitions Cine y casi cine at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and Després de la noticia at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona.
Receives a Juan de Otaola y Pérez de Saracho grant, awarded by the city of Basauri, Spain. Takes part in the Gure Artea competition, sponsored by the Basque government; VI Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists in Vršac and Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro; and Manifesta 5 in San Sebastián.
Receives a grant from the Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander, Spain. Presents a lecture at the seminar “We Rule the School: Conversaciones e investigación” at Arteleku in San Sebastián. Arizko Dorrea in Basauri, Spain, presents the solo exhibition Überbau/basauri. Mendizabal’s work is included in the exhibition Nulles 05: Representacions rurals in Nulles, Tarragona, Spain.
Receives a residency grant from Platform Garanti in Istanbul. Takes part in the Gure Artea competition and the exhibition Wat is/Wat Zou Kunnen at W139 in Amsterdam.
Mendizabal’s work is included in Chacun à son goût at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Itinerarios 05-06: XIII Becas de Artes Plásticas at the Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander, Spain. Exhibits at Galería Carreras Múgica in Bilbao and at Artis in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands (Not All That Moves [Is Red]). Coordinates the workshop “Ficciones pleglables: Ciclo de cine,” devoted to the work of Jørgen Leth and Dan Holmberg, at Arteleku in San Sebastián.
Together with Klaas van Gorkum and Xabier Salaberria, awarded first prize at the Gure Artea competition, sponsored by the Basque government. The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona presents the exhibition Asier Mendizabal . Participates in the exhibition La colección VIII: No más héroes at Artium, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo in Vitoria, Spain.
Mendizabal’s work is featured in two exhibitions in Barcelona: at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and at ProjecteSD.
Awarded the Ojo Crítico de Artes Plásticas 2010 prize by “El Ojo Crítico”, a program dedicated to cultural affairs broadcast on Spanish National Radio. Fundação Culturgest, Lisbon, inaugurates and/or , the first exhibition dedicated to the artist outside of Spain. Artium Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, presents the exhibition Gure Artea XXXX. Iratxe Jaio / Klaas van Gorkum, Asier Mendizabal, Xabier Salaberria .
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, dedicates a show to the artist as part of the program FISURAS, and purchases six of the artist’s pieces at Madrid’s contemporary art fair ARCO Participates in the 54th Venice Biennial , where his works Soft Focus, Hard Edge, Benta-Haundi and Signals, Calls and Marches are featured in the 2011 International Art Exhibition.
Untitled (Syntagmatic and Paradigmatic) opens at Anthony Reynolds Gallery in London.
Exhibits his work at ProjecteSD in Barcelona, Spain.
His work is selected to be part of the group exhibition Gravity & Disgrace Ep. II at CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Calling Out of Context: Works by Asier Mendizabal, curated by Pablo Lafuente, is held at the Hordaland Art Center in Bergen, Norway.
His work can be seen at the presentation of a number of collections: Entre chien et loup / Obras de la Colección Meana-Larrucea, at Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao; Jetztzeit (el tiempo del ahora) + La Espalda del ángel, at Centre d’Art la Panera in Lleida, Spain; and Colección VIII. La disfunción del progreso, at CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid.
Participates in the exhibitions Futures of the Past, at Kunst Raum Riehen in Riehen, Switzerland; and Constelación Europa and 1813. Asedio, incendio y reconstrucción de San Sebastián, both at San Telmo Museoa in Donostia/San Sebastián.
Soft Focus is selected to form part of the permanent collection of San Telmo Museoa in Donostia/San Sebastián, in the context of the Museo Bikoitza/Museo Doble intervention program.
Toma de tierra opens at Galería CarrerasMugica in Bilbao.
His work is on show in a number of exhibitions: El contrato, in Alhóndiga Bilbao; Suturak // Cerca a lo próximo, at San Telmo Museoa in Donostia/San Sebastián; A Singular Form, at the Secession Building in Vienna; La piel translúcida. Obras de la Colección Iberdrola, at Museo Patio Herreriano in Valladolid, Spain; and Memoria de la diversidad (Expediente I/B), at Sala Rekalde in Bilbao.
Exhibits his work in Tiempos abiertos (Works from the Artium Collection in Álava), held at DA2 (Domus Artium 2002) in Salamanca, Spain.
Brings his work Agoramaquia (el caso exacto de la estatua) to the 31st São Paulo Biennial, Brazil.
His work is selected to form part of EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art in Limerick.
Solo exhibition at the Galerie Max Mayer in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Participates in the exhibition named Whose Subject Am I?, at Kunstverein in Düsseldorf.
Exhibits Pelar un tronco. Composición y arreglos, in the context of Donostia/San Sebastián as European Capital of Culture 2016 in Otzaurte-Zegama, Spain.
A show of his work, Problemas de estilo y vasijas de barro, is held at the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado as part of the Alabado Contemporáneo project in Quito, Ecuador.
His work is included in Territories and Fictions: Thinking a New Way of the World, a group exhibition on view at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) in Madrid.
A solo exhibition, Concavitat, is on at ProjecteSD in Barcelona, Spain.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao exhibition Art and Space includes works by Mendizabal.
His project Makotu. Incurvar opens at Fundación-Museo Jorge Oteiza in Alzuza, Navarre, Spain.
Kopf, Faust, Baum is exhibited at Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin, with the support of Anthony Reynolds Gallery.
Prozess und Zufall, an exhibition of his work, is held at Galerie Martin Janda in Vienna.
Presents recent work to group exhibition Accrochage #4, at ProjecteSD in Barcelona, Spain.
His work is part of the group exhibition titled Subespecies de almacén, on show in Galería CarrerasMugica in Bilbao.