López, Maider

San Sebastián, Spain, 1975

Maider López | Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa



Born on March 22.


Enrolls in the faculty of fine arts at the Universidad del País Vasco, specializing in painting; will graduate in 1998.


Receives a grant for artistic creation from the city of Mojácar, Spain. López’s first solo exhibition takes place at the Sala Gallarta in Gallarta, Spain.


Receives a grant from the Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander, Spain. Receives a painting prize for small-format works in Gallarta, Spain. Participates in the Gure Artea competition, sponsored by the Basque government.


Earns a master’s degree in fine arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Receives a grant from the provincial government of Guipúzcoa. Wins second prize in the XXXVIII Certamen de Artistas Noveles de Guipúzcoa in San Sebastián.


Receives a doctorate in architecture from the Universidad del País Vasco. Arteleku in San Sebastián grants López a studio space until 2003.


Receives the Juan de Otaola y Pérez de Saracho grant, awarded by the city of Basauri, Spain. Galería DV in San Sebastián presents the exhibition Maider López: 65 x 90 cm. López’s work is included in XVII Muestra de Arte Joven, organized by the Instituto Nacional de la Juventud in Madrid.


Receives a grant to produce work for Generación 2002, organized by Obra Social Caja Madrid. López’s work is shown at Galería Bores & Mallo in Cáceres, Spain, and Casa Torre de Ariz in Basauri, Spain.


Receives a grant from the Instituto Nacional de la Juventud to participate in the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. López’s work is shown at La Casa Encendida and Galería Max Estrella, both in Madrid.


The exhibition Maider López: Coches is shown at Artium, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo in Vitoria, Spain. López’s work is featured in the Italian Pavilion at the 51st Biennale di Venezia.


Receives a grant from Colección CAM de Artes Plásticas. Wins second prize in the Purificación García photography competition. Presents exhibitions of her work at CaixaForum in Barcelona and Galería Distrito 4 in Madrid. Participates in Estudio abierto in Buenos Aires and the Biennale Cuvée in Linz, Austria. López’s work is included in the exhibition Naturalmente artificial at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente in Segovia, Spain.


Wins the Premio ABC de Pintura y Fotografía para Jóvenes Creadores, awarded by the Madrid newspaper ABC. Carries out art interventions in Budapest and Madrid. Mounts the intervention AdosAdos at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Takes part in the exhibition Chacun à son goût at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.


Participates in SCAPE, Biennial of Art in Public Space in Christchurch, New Zealand. López’s work is featured in the exhibitions Agitar antes de usar at Artium, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo in Vitoria, Spain; THE CROWD (0- INFINITY) Chapter 2 (Control-Chaos) at La Tôlerie in Clermont-Ferrand, France; and What You Can Do with the City at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.


Her work is shown at Fondazione Volume! in Rome. Participates in Sharjah Biennial 2009 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. López’s work is included in the exhibition A Starting Point: Intrude Art and Life 366, Dynamics of Change and Growth at the Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai.


Creates three interventions: Between you and I: Polder Cup for Witte de With, Rotterdam; Eclats the Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France, and How do you live this place? at Deveron Arts, Huntly, Scotland. Participates in the Biennale Internationale Design 2010, Saint-Étienne, France.


Her work Trees is featured in Art Across the City at the LOCWS International, Swansea, Wales.

Creates her action Free Entrance for 1812_2012. Una mirada contemporánea at MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León in León, Spain.


Creates Window, an intervention for New York’s International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP).
Shows her work in El pasado presente, an exhibition held at Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea in Vitoria-Gasteiz.


Makes a public intervention, Mountain, for Lower Austria Contemporary in Grafenegg, Austria.
Participates in the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Mom, Am I Barbarian?
Her work is on show in the group exhibition Individual Order, at the KARST art gallery in Plymouth, United Kingdom.


Her work is shown in group exhibitions and festivals: La biblioteca y el saber, at Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea in Donostia/San Sebastián; Open Studio, at Tabacalera in Madrid; Suturak // Cerca a lo próximo, at San Telmo Museoa in Donostia/San Sebastián; Play Time, at Les Ateliers de Rennes, in the context of the Biennale d’art contemporain de Rennes, France; Foreigners Amongst Us, hosted by Beit Ha’Gefen in Haifa, Israel; and Survival Kit 6, at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) in Riga.


Displacement is shown at Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea in Donostia/San Sebastián.
Presents Iturriak/Fuentes on the occasion of Donostia/San Sebastián becoming European Capital of Culture 2016.
Participates in several group exhibitions: Are You Talking to Me?, at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen, Germany; Cappadocia Struck, in Cappadocia, Turkey; and El público, at Centro Federico García Lorca in Granada, Spain.


Makes a site-specific intervention, Displacement, for MARCO – Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain.
Presents her project 1645 Pieces of Chalk at Nave 16/Matadero Madrid.
Participates in group exhibitions: Bien Urbain 6, in Besançon, France; Agency of Living Organisms, at Tabakalera in Donostia/San Sebastián; Let Us Cultivate Our Garden, in Cappadocia, Turkey; Onzijn, at WOW in Amsterdam (Netherlands); Maas Paradox: Cultural Resilience in Times of Climate Change, at Bureau Europa in Maastricht, Netherlands.


Presents Zoom In at the Espacio Mínimo gallery in Madrid.


Creates her project Marcapáginas in the context of the HPC artist-in-residence program at the independent cultural space Consonni in Bilbao.


Works by this artist