CV

Javier Arbizu
1984. Born in Estella, Spain.

2007. BFA, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
2007. Erasmus Program, Kunsthochschule Kassel, Kassel, Germany.
2014. MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

Solo Exhibitions:
2016. “Sister song” Galería Ángeles Baños, Badajoz, Spain.
2013. “Untitled,” HUARTE Contemporary Art Center, Pamplona, Spain.

2009. “La Montaña Mágica,” Alfama Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2016. “13ª Bienal Martínez Guerricabeitia.” Centre Cultural La Nau, Sala Acadèmia. Valencia.
2015. “el papel del dbujo vii.” Ángeles Baños Gallery. Badajoz. Spain.
2014. “Principal.” Graduate Thesis Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, The Old Mint, San Francisco, CA.

2014. “Graduate Open Studios,” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
2013. “SCOPE”. Miami Beach, Reverie Arts, Miami, FL.

2013. “The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition,” SOMarts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA.
2013. “Jóvenes Pintores Fundación la Gaceta 1996-2012,” Contemporary Art Center DA2, Salamanca, Spain.
2013. “Borderline,” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
2013. “The Sand Reckoner,” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
2013. “Graduate Open Studios,” San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

2012. “Nomads,” Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
2012. “Audible observatories, Where have all the dogs gone.” SOMArts, San Francisco, CA.
2011. “Instituto Navarro de la Juventud’s Contemporary Art Collection,” HUARTE Contemporary Art Centre, Pamplona, Spain.

2009.“Depicting Khartoum,” National Museum of Sudan, Khartoum, Sudan.
2009. “BMW Collection,” Tomas y Valiente Cultural Center, Fuenlabrada and Cultural Center La Vaguada, Madrid, Spain.
2008.“BMW Painting Awards 2008,” Auditorio Nacional de la Música, Madrid and Cultural Center La Vaguada, Madrid, Spain.
2008. “Ikasart Biennial Academic Art,” Balmaseda, Vizcaya, Spain.
2008. “Encuentros 2008,” Sala de Armas de la Ciudadela, Pamplona, Spain.
2008. “San Marcos,” Domus Artium Da2 Contemporary Art Center, Salamanca, Spain.
2007. “Rundgang Kunsthochschulle Kassel, Aufbau Proyekt,” Kunsthochschulle Kassel. Kassel, Germany.
2007. “Interdisciplinary painting,” Experimental Art Space Hospedería Fonseca, Universty of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
2006. “II International Festival of LGBT Cultura Visible,” “Homosexualidades” Cultural Center el Foro de Pozuelo, Madrid, Spain.

Selected Awards/ Acknowledgements:
2016. Kunsthaus Bregenz Bilbaoarte Grant. Bregenz, Austria.
2016. Visual Arts and Innovation Grant. Government of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain.
2015. First Price, Premi de Pintura Internacional Guasch Coranty. Fundació Privada d’Art Guasch Coranti. Barcelona, Spain.
2015. Inéditos 2015. La Casa Encendida. Madrid, Spain.
2015. Arteshop Bilbao. Bilbao Ekintza. Bilbao, Spain.
2015. Grant for Artistic Production. Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao, Spain.
2014. Anne Bremer Memorial Price, Second Place, San Francisco Art Instute, San Francisco, CA.

2014. XXVIII Art Price Pamplona Jóvenes Artistas, Third Place, Pamplona, Spain.
2013. Grant for Artistic Studies, Governmet of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

2013. Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
2013. Fulbright Grant, Ministry of Culture of Spain, Madrid, Spain and Institute of International Education,  San Francisco, CA.
2013. San Francisco Art Institute Fulbright Fellowship, San Francisco, CA.
2012. Visual Arts Grants Navarra, Government of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
2012. Cultural Cooperation Scholarship MAEC AECID, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain and  Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, Embassy of Spain to Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea.
2009. First Prize, Vanguarclasidia Young Creators, Salamanca City Hall, Salamanca, Spain.
2009. Third Prize, Young Painters Award, La Gaceta Foundation, Salamanca, Spain.
2008. BMW Award, Mario Antolín Scholarship, BMW Foundation, Madrid, Spain.
2008. Segundo Vicente Award, Vicente and Garcia Corselas Foundation, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
2008. First Prize, Encuentros 2008 Award, Government of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
2008. Emerging Artists Award, Government of Castilla y León, Salamanca, Spain.
2008. San Marcos Award, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
2007. Erasmus Scholarship, Kassel, Germany.
2007. Young Painters Award, Foundation La Gaceta, Salamanca, Spain.
2006. San Marcos Award, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
2002. First Prize, Encuentros 2002 Award, Government of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Selected Publications:
2013. AA. VV. “COLLOQUY,” Magazine, 113 pages, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
2013. Arbizu, Javier and Vazquez, Mónica, “Javier Arbizu,” Catalogue, 36 pages, San Francisco, CA.
2011. AA. VV. “Colección de Art Contemporáneo de Jóvenes Artistas de Navarra,” Catalogue, 38 pages, Youth Institute of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.

Selected Public Collections:
Art Foundation Guasch Coranti
Collection of the City Hall of Pamplona.

Government of Navarra, Institute of Youth’s Collection, Pamplona, Spain.
Council of Castilla y Leon Art Collection, Valladolid, Spain.
University of Salamanca, Vicente and Garcia Corselas Foundation. Salamanca, Spain.
BMW Foundation Spain, Madrid, Spain.
Caja Duero Foundation. Spain. 
Foundation la Gaceta, Salamanca, Spain.
University of Salamanca, Faculty of Fine Arts, Salamanca, Spain.
City Hall of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
Civic Center El Foro de Pozuelo, Madrid, Spain.

Selected Residencies and workshops:
2016. Kunsthaus Bregenz – Bilbao Arte Artist Residency. Bregenz. Austria.
2015. Bilbao Arte Artist Residency . Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao, Spain.
2014. Seminar V Encontro de Artistas Novos. Cidade da Cultura de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela. Spain.
2013. Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on Human Rights and Democracy, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education, Washington DC.

2012. Fulbright pre-academic course, Kansas University, Institute of International Education, Lawrence, KS.
2007. Open Space, Artists Residence, Kassel, Germany.

Teaching and cultural management:
2015. Lecture. “el papel del dibujo vii” MEIAC. Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo. Badajoz. Spain.

204. Assistant Professor. Photographic Processes. Technology Timeline. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA. USA.
2014. Artist Assistant Meghann Riepenhof. Headlands Center of the Arts, Sausalito, CA, USA.
2014. Artist Assistant Michael Light Studio. San Francisco, CA.USA.
2011. Coordinator workshop: CoLab (ICPL) Khartoum. Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Projects Laboratory. Medialab-Prado Madrid, Centre Culturel Français. Khartoum. Sudan.
2010. Intern of Cultural Cooperation for Developement. Embassy of Spain to Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea. MAEC-AECID, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain and  Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, Embassy of Spain to Sudan, South Sudan and Eritrea. Khartoum. Sudan.
2010. Coordinator workshop: Depicting Juba. Centre Culturel Français Juba University. Juba, South Sudan.
2009. Coordinator workshop: Depicting Khartoum. University of Sudan. Khartoum. Sudan.
2009. Curator art exhibition: “Young Art today will be the ancient art of the future.” National Museum of Sudan. Khartoum. Sudan.
2008.  Director Cultural Asociation Depicting. Salamanca. Spain.