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Beatriz Olabarrieta was born in Bilbao, Spain.

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


2007 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2004 BA (Hons) Sculpture, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK

2002 BA (Hons) Philosophy. Universidad de Deusto. Bilbao, Spain

Solo exhibitions


Coyote, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain 


Medium, Centro Centro, Madrid, Spain. Cur. Rafael Barber Cortell


Stay twice, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
Faces, Espai 13, Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain. Cur. Marc Navarro
Opening times Commission 


Askthedust, BloomProjects, Museum of Contemporary Art of SantaBarbara, California, USA. cur. Alexandra Terry

New Clear Family, Frankfurt Am Main, Berlin, Germany


Meeting With a Double Agent, Syntax, Lisbon, Portugal
The Only Way Out is In, The Sunday Painter, London, UK
Clever to Follow Goat, Antoine Levi, Paris, France
Book! don ́t tell me what to do, Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico City, Mexico



DUMBBELLS, Saturdays Live, Serpentine Galleries, London, UK
Pocketful, Platform Artist in Residence, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK



Cosmic Clap, MOT International, London, UK
Plot Bunny, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland Cur. By George Vasey



Diagonal Z Jeans, Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Shifty Show, Cell Project Space, London, UK
Pandora (two-person show) Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain



Ever Curve the weather, solo presentation with Mot International at Opening section, Arco, Madrid, Spain



Scene 10 : What happens when all characters leave the stage, cur. by FormContent for the 7th Liverpool Biennal at Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK
Motor Motor, Praxis Programme, Artium Museum, Vitoria, Spain
Foliage, MOT International, Brussels, Belgium



Inarticulado como esa planta que flota, Trayecto Gallery, Vitoria, Spain



Artist Of The Day, Flowers Gallery, London, 

Selected group exhibitions


Silenzio, Giorgio Galotti, Italy 
The waserman kids, Et Al. San Francisco, CA, USA
Counter Acts, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK



Self preservation with or without applause, Primary, Miami 2019 The fountain show, Sun-DY, London, UK

One night Stand, horse and pony, Berlin, Germany



Freedom of purpose i, ViS, Hamburg, Germany

Les Bains Douches in Alençon, Normandy, France

Don't come in, Winterfeldtstrasse, Berlin

 Los Algoritmos suaves, Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain

All The Beast, Antoine Levi, Paris, France
Under Over Through, Rita Urso, Milan, Italy



Leaning Tower of Pisa, DXIX Projects, Los Angeles, USA

¿PARA QUÉ?, Parque Galeria, Mexico City, Mexico

Brace Brace, Percy Street. Cur. by Mark Barker and Angharad Davies), London, UK
Assorted Paper, The Sunday Painter, London, UK



All Over, Studio Leigh, London, UK
Speaking in tongues, Helicotrema, Centrale Fies, Italy



The boys the girls and the political, Lisson Gallery, London, cur. Hana Noorali and Lynton Talbot 2015 Sculpture in 4 parts, Grimmuseum, Berlin (Screening curated by Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez) 2015 Dirty Wellness, L’Atelier-KSR, Berlin. cur. Francesca Zedtwitz-Arnim and Liam Tickner

LAST NIGHT, cur. by Attilia Fattori Franchini for Parallel Oaxaca at Material Art Fair, Mexico city, Mexico



Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London, UK
Have to Hand, by my Hand, oh Handyman, Flood, Dublin, Ireland



X-Operative, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK

The Fresh Air Collection, Space, London, UK
Young London, V22, London, UK
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013, Jerwood Space, London, UK
Landmark Seizures, Aid & Abet, Cambridge, UK
Perdiendo los Papeles, Adora Calvo Gallery, Spain



Accidental Purpose, Quad, Derby
Sleeping Upright, Nottingham New Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Swollen Jungle, Union Gallery, London (with Gorka Mohamed and David Ferrando Giraut), UK



Hospitalarios, Sala Amárica, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
At Home With The Ludskis, Rio Cinema, London, UK
Horizon Hypnotique, French Riviera 1988, London, UK



2010 Project, MOT International, London, UK
Fourth Way, 242 Cambridge Heath Road, London, UK
Echo, Sequence #2, Koraalberg Projects, Antwerp, Belgium
Stand Up, 70 County Street; Cul de sac, London, UK



Otro Espacio Gallery, Valencia, Spain
Incursiones/Excursiones, Trayecto Gallery, Spain



Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington DC, USA



Blink, Gasworks, London, cur. by Saskia Olde-Wolbers, Haluk Akace and Nav HAQ

Amor de Maquina, Espacio Abisal, Bilbao,  Spain
Max 10, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, UK

Awards and Residencies

2019 Acción Cultural Española, Spain
2017 EMMA at Syntax, Lisbon, POrtugal
2016 Back to front space, Primary, Nottingham, UK
2016 Joanna Drew Travel Bursary Award, UK
2015 Platform Artist in Residence, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2015 Arts Council Funding, UK
2014 Residency at Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico
2011 So Shape Like Roosters (collaborative project with Jenifer Evans), Eremuak Research Funding, Spain

2010 Residency Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, Holland
2009 Residency Grant, Fundacion Bilbaoarte, Bilbao,  Spain
2008 EP Residency, Hoyeswerda, Germany
2007 Artist in Residence, Parco delle Madonie, Palermo, Italy
2006 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2005-07 Funding for Master Studies abroad, Education dep., Basque Goverment, Spain

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