Maneros Zabala, Erlea

Bilbao, Basque Country, 1977

Erlea Maneros Zabala | Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa



1977 Born on March 17 in Bilbao (Basque Country).


Finishes her Fine Arts degree course in the Painting Department of the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.


Receives her M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Co-founds the travelling nonprofit Art2012 with Kate Fowle and Renaud Proch. Participates in the group exhibition Death & Co at Galería Garash in Mexico City.


Takes part in a collective show held at China Art Objects and Blum & Poe, two Los Angeles galleries, and in another group exhibition curated by Walead Beshty at the Pelham Art Center in New York. Her work is chosen for the research project The Backroom, presented at the San Francisco art galleries New Langton Arts and San Francisco Camerawork.


Holds two solo shows, Erlea Maneros Zabala: Exhumation at Queen’s Nails Annex in San Francisco, and Erlea Maneros Zabala in the Abstract Cabinet of Sala Rekalde in Bilbao. Presentation of The Backroom research project, in which she is a participant, at the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris.


Is awarded a residency at the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center in Istanbul. Solo exhibitions at the Seamen’s Art Club in Hamburg, the Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and Redling Fine Art, also in Los Angeles.


Participates in the group show After the Final Simplification of Ruins at Centro Cultural Montehermoso in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country). The Galería Carreras Múgica in Bilbao dedicates an entire exhibition to her work.


Her art is shown at the biennial Manifesta 8: The Region of Murcia in Dialogue with North Africa, held in Murcia and Cartagena in eastern Spain. Participates in the group shows Antes que todo at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M) in Madrid, Picture Industry (Goodbye to All That) at Regen Projects in Los Angeles, and Immaterial at the Ballroom Marfa arts space in Marfa, Texas.


Holds individual shows at REDCAT in Los Angeles, Museo Experimental El Eco in Mexico City, and the foundation Stiftelsen 3,14 in Bergen, Norway.


Presents the exhibition Pilgrimages for a New Economy at the Reva and David Logan Center for Creative and Performing Arts of the University of Chicago. This show’s title is translated into Spanish (Peregrinaciones para una nueva economía) and reused by two simultaneous exhibitions held at Galería Maisterravalbuena in Madrid and Galería Carreras Múgica in Bilbao. Her work is featured in group shows at Fundación Cristina Enea in Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque Country) and the Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdansk, Poland.


Her solo show Erlea Maneros Zabala: Past Work opens at Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles. Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao with Xabier Salaberria and Iñaki Garmendia.


Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles, USA, dedicates an exhibition to the work of Erlea Maneros Zabala.
Her work forms part of the group exhibition La piel translúcida. Obras de la Colección Iberdrola, at Fundación Iberdrola in Bilbao.


Erlea Maneros Zabala, a solo exhibition, opens at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) in Madrid.


Presents recent work at Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles, USA.
Exercises on Abstraction opens at Galería CarrerasMugica in Bilbao.
Her work is part of the group exhibitions 4.543 Billion. The Matter of Matter, at CAPC – Musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux, France; and Per Amor a l’Art. Ornament = Crime?, at Bombas Gens Centre d’Art in Valencia, Spain.
Participates as a speaker in the symposium titled Feminist perspectives in artistic productions and theories of art, organized by Xabier Arakistain and Lourdes Mendez, at Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao.


Receives the Gure Artea award.
Her recent work is selected for Ten Year, an exhibition hosted by Redling Fine Art in Los Angeles, USA.
Exhibits work in the temporary exhibition Después del 68 at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao.