Biografía

Studied Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country and graduated in 1990. She then began to show her work professionally, with regular exhibitions in galleries, art centres, fairs and national and international museums, making her career as a plastic artist compatible with art education. From 2000 until 2003 she lived in New York, completing her training in the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in 2003 having received an arts grant from the Marcelino Botín Foundation.

Art: Winner of Gure Artea 2016 Award in recognition of her creative activity; has held shows in prestigious institutions including Museo Guggenheim Bilbao; ISCP, New York; Instituto Cervantes in Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan; Erotic Museum, New York; Museo ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Museo TEA, Tenerife; Casa Encendida, Madrid; Fundación BilbaoArte and Vanguardia Galleries, Bilbao and Raquel Ponce, Madrid. Her latest individual exhibition took place at the Museo ARTIUM in Vitoria-Gasteiz in 2015. She is currently developing a new research line made possible by the granting of Funding from the BBVA Foundation for Research and Cultural Creation (2016).

ArtEducation: Mabi has a good few years’ experience behind her in the field of formal art teaching, having recently taught Sculpture and Projects at the Art School in Pamplona; while, in the area of non-formal teaching, she has collaborated on occasion with the Educational Departments of the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts and the Museo ARTIUM de Vitoria-Gasteiz. She has been invited to run Workshops and Master’s Seminars at the Fine Arts Faculties of Cuenca and of the UPV/EHU, and has led specific workshops for institutions that include the Azkuna Zentroa in Bilbao and the Troconiz Santacoloma Foundation in Portugalete. She developed the artEducation PlayTime prototype: a project to bring Art and Visual Culture closer to the general public.