Salaberria, Xabier

Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque Country), 1969

Xabier Salaberria | Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa



Born on January 31 in Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque Country).


Participates in the “Ángel Bados-Txomin Badiola Workshop” and the “Peio Irazu Workshop”, both held at Arteleku in Donostia-San Sebastián.


Receives a visual arts grant from the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa.


Participates in Superkongresua, encuentro entre creadores artísticos, an encounter of artistic creators organized by Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak (D.A.E.) at the Casa de Cultura Egia in Donostia San Sebastián. Creates the sculpture Untitled (Platform) [Sin título (plataforma)] for the Arteleku garden in Donostia-San Sebastián.


Has an intervention in the group show Gure Artea 2002 at the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao. Participates in Garai Txarrak, an art project organized to mark the reopening of Arteleku in Donostia-San Sebastián.


Designs ‘Film Ideal Forever’ (Film Ideal Siempre), in collaboration with Gorka Eizagirre, for the D.A.E. in the context of Manifesta 5, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, held in Donostia-San Sebastián.


Is awarded a residency at the Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art in Malmö, Sweden. Designs and builds the architecture of the screening rooms and furnishings for the documentation area of the group exhibition Sessió Contínua at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Teams up with Gorka Eizagirre to produce the project Share your time drink and food in Kunstverein, in the coffee shop of the Frankfurter Kunstverein. Presents the furniture-archive-piece Untitled, created with Luca Frei, in the exhibition La insurrección invisible de un millón de mentes at the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao.


Presents a one-man show at the cultural association Liquidación Total in Madrid. His work is featured in the group exhibition Attitude at the Atle Gerhardsen Gallery in Berlin.


Is awarded a residency with the ACC Internationale Atelierprogramme in Weimar, Germany. The show Xabier Salaberria opens at Galería Carreras Múgica in Bilbao. Presents Part II of An Unbuilt Project in the group show The Big Easy, held at the art center Halle 14 in Leipzig, Germany.


Obtains the first prize in the 2008 Gure Artea competition, organized by the Basque Government, together with Asier Mendizabal and Iratxe Jaia/Klaas van Goekum. The prize-winning work is featured in the group exhibition Gure Artea 2008 at the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao. Is invited to participate in the Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme (HIAP) in Helsinki. Presents the installation Cold Front at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, and at U-Turn, the Quadrennial for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen.


Receives the Visual Arts Grant from Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander (Cantabria). His work is included in the group show An Unexpected Thought – Function in Contemporary Art at the Göteborgs Konsthall in Göteborg, Sweden. Designs the exhibition space for the show El mal de escritura at the Centro de Estudios y Documentación MACBA in Barcelona.


Participates in the residency project Memories and Encounters at Viafarini, an organization for contemporary art based in Milan, Italy. Participates in the group shows Antes que todo, at the Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M) in Madrid, and A History of Irritated Material at Raven Row in London.


Receives the 2011 Art and Research Grant from Centro Cultural Montehermoso in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country). Inkontziente/ kontziente opens at Galería Carreras Múgica in Bilbao. His work is featured in the group exhibitions Eine Grammatik der dritten Person at Corner College in Zürich, Szenarien über Europa: Szenario 1 at GFZK Galerie für Zeitgenössische in Leipzig, Moderno y presente. Cambio de siglo en la colección MACBA at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and Itinerarios 2009-2010. XVII Becas Fundación Botín de Arte at the Fundación Marcelino Botín exhibition hall in Santander.


His work is included in the group shows Constelación Europa at the Museo San Telmo in Donostia-San Sebastián, and The Society Without Qualities at the Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm. Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao with Erlea Maneros Zabala and Iñaki Garmendia.
Participates in the show Constelación Europa, held at San Telmo Museoa in Donostia/San Sebastián.
His installation A.T.M.O.T.W. (2013) is part of the exhibition Garmendia, Maneros Zabala, Salaberria. Process and Method, organized by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.


His work is featured in group exhibitions such as Une machine désire de lʼinstruction comme un jardin désire de la discipline, at FRAC Lorraine in Metz, France; El contrato, Alhóndiga Bilbao; and Suturak // Cerca a lo próximo, at San Telmo Museoa in Donostia/San Sebastián.


Presents Restos materiales, obstáculos y herramientas at the 32nd São Paulo Biennial in Brazil.
A solo exhibition, under the title Can-ni-faire, is on at Galería CarrerasMugica in Bilbao.


[martillo puño, flecha dedo] opens at Parallel in Mexico City.


Salaberria’s and Martín Ferran’s works are shown in the exhibition Una exposición sin arquitectura at Half House in Barcelona, Spain.