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Ars Electronica Festival 2015. Naked Verity
Linz, 03.09.2015 - 07.09.2015

For the 2015 edition of the Festival Ars Electronica, AC/E is collaborating on the presentation of three unpublished projects by Spanish artists  Pablo Valbuena, Néstor Lizalde and the duo formed by Félix Luque and Íñigo Bilbao. The avenues explored by each of these artists hold an active dialogue with different disciplines such as sculpture, audio-visual forms and architecture, always generating this dialogue through implementation and processes linked to the new media and digital technology. 


City of Dreams Competition 2015
NewYork, 06.06.2015 - 25.09.2015

Esta competición, que va por su quinta edición, resulta cada año, entre junio y septiembre, en un pabellón que funciona como lugar de encuentro para los visitantes en el que se pueden informar sobre los programas culturales de de la isla, disfrutar de lecturas, performances o experiencias interactivas con el arte y el contexto histórico de Governors Island. Este año, el proyecto ganador pertenece al estudio español Izaskun CHINCHILLA ARQUITECTOS. Su propuesta se denomina Organic Growth y se basa en el crecimiento orgánico de las ciudades mientras mantienen un equilibrio con su entorno.


Milán, 1 May - 31 Oct 2015

Innovation and tradition come together in The Language of Flavour, Spain Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, which is based on three main pillars: a successful chain of food production, the quality and diversity of our diet and cuisine, and sustainable agriculture and farming as a tool to preserve the landscape, heritage and development of alternative models of tourism. The pavilion presents to the world Spain’s strengths and unique qualities, based on the main topics of Expo Milano 2015 –Feeding the planet. Energy for life–, with a creative and surprising range of activities focused on the senses.

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Translocaciones 2015. Observatorio de proyectos
Barcelona, 15.07.2015 - 13.09.2015

This exhibition brings together a series of projects already implemented in several cities by a selection of artists and creators, as well as the various phases developed in the framework of Translocaciones, and also several production projects implemented in the context of the Raval and Gothic districts. Thanks to the support of AC/E’s Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture, José Cortes Valenzuela, of the Chilean national arts council, is attending the opening and working sessions with the Idensitat team, who promoted the project, to learn about the proposals with the idea of subsequently inviting them to Chile to stage a joint long-term project.

Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
Lisbon, 22.10.2015 - 01.12.2015

The exhibition, organized  and produced by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), shows through two hundred objects divided into four sections—Kitchen, Table, Food, and Wine—how design finds solutions to the problems posed over the years by the world of cuisine. And particularly how Spanish culture has come up with ingenious inventions and solutions throughout history. The exhibitiona is on show at the Museo Franz Mayer in México and at the Dimad (Matadero) in Madrid until 19 July.The exhibition takes a look at how Spanish culture has come up with ingenious inventions and solutions posed by the world of cuisine...Spain’s food culture crosses boundaries to compete at the highest level worldwide...

Festival Musiktheatertage Wien 2015
Vienna, 01.09.2015 - 11.09.2015

With the collaboration of AC/E through the Mobility programme, Opera de Butxaca i Nova Creació has been invited by Vienna’s Musiktheatertage festival to premiere the opera disPLACE composed by Raquel García Tomás and Joan Magrané and written by Helena Tornero. The opera is based on the controversy triggered by the gentrification of Barcelona. 

COSMO: Give me a Pipe and I will Move/Celebrate the Earth
NewYork, 24.06.2015 - 05.09.2015

The artistic installation by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, has the shape of a garden that purifies water from the East River and it's at the MoMA PS1 in New York. Andrés Jaque was the winner of the 2015 del Young Architects Program del The Museum of Modern Art  and MoMA PS1 New York. More than 2 billion gallons of water circulate everyday beneath New York City. COSMO is a movable artifact, made out of customized irrigation components, to make visible and enjoyable the so-­‐far hidden urbanism of pipes we live by. 

Antoni Abad - MEGAFONE.NET/2004-2014
Sao Paulo, 01.08.2015 - 18.10.2015

Since 2004, megafone.net has been inviting groups of people on the fringes of society to express their experiences and opinions through face-to-face meetings and mobile phones,which  participants can publishe immediately on the web, amplifying the voices of communities that are often overlooked or misrepresented in the mainstream media.

Residency of June Crespo at Ateliers 2015
Amsterdam, 01.09.2015 - 31.08.2017

Ateliers is an independent institution founded in 1963 and aimed at fostering the artistic development of young international creators. In 2015 one of the chosen candidates for its residencies was the Spanish artist June Crespo, who will complete her residency between September 2015 and August 2017. In order to develop one of AC/E’s goals – boosting the presence of Spanish artists in international institutions – an agreement has been reached with Ateliers on collaborating on the residency of June Crespo.

El futuro no es de nadie todavía. Eugenio Ampudia
Monterrey, 23.07.2015 - 25.10.2015

An interplay of paradoxes relating to the age we live in through invisible, imaginary and virtual presences is revealed in the exhibition El futuro no es de nadie todavía by the Spanish artist Eugenio Ampudia. The show presents a selection of works through which the artist and the curator Blanca de la Torre set out to reveal all the invisible layers of everyday life by inviting the spectator to experience the work as a trigger of thought and the structures and system we inhabit. 

St. Wenceslao Music Festival 2015
Silesia, 01.09.2015 - 28.09.2015

St. Wenceslao Music Festival is the largest sacred and early music festival in the Czech Republic.With the support of AC/E, the Spanish artists Marta Infante (Mezzosoprano) and Manuel Vilas (harpist) are performing two concerts at this year’s festival, the 12th, which are unique for their combination of voice and baroque harp – a combination rarely found in the Czech Republic. The programme includes pieces by Juan Hidalgo, Francisco Valls, Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz, Sebastián Durón and Italians such as Giulio Caccini and Tarquinio Merula.

José Guerrero. The Presence of Black 1950-1966
Barcelona, 07.05.2015 - 04.09.2015

 Scheduled in connection with the centenary of his birth, this is the first monographic exhibition that explores in depth what we might call the painter’s American years. The show features more than a hundred works, including paintings, prints and drawings from national and American collections that have never been exhibited in Spain.

, 03.08.2015 - 26.09.2015

Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image are organising a residency for a Spanish graphic novel author at the Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême. The aim of the residency is to promote creation specifically in the field of graphic novels. The chosen candidate will enjoy a residency at the Maison des Auteurs from December 2015 to March 2016.

Archive Taz -Temporary Autonomous Zone
Luxembourg, 19.06.2015 - 06.09.2015

The project by the multidisciplinary collective with Spanish origins, Todo por la Praxis, who are invited as residents in June 2015, breathes new life into a public space which has been abandoned as such within the heart of the city of Luxembourg (where the boulevard de la Pétrusse and the Passerelle/Viaduc meet). Here, the artists are offering an alternative approach to conventional architecture by setting up a Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ): an ephemeral space, new constructed and made up of elements which may or may not serve their main function. 

Xavier Ribas, Nitrate
Liverpool, 11.04.2015 - 05.07.2015

With this exhibition MACBA, with the collaboration of AC/E, investigates the potential of photography as a tool for re-reading recent history through themes that invite us to reflect on our immediate surroundings. 

SATURATION New Spanish Painting
London, 14.07.2015 - 12.09.2015

‘Saturation’ looks at the role of painting in contemporary artistic production in Spain. Young artists turn to painting with an apparent renewed enthusiasm and dedication. With numerous and expanding media and technologies available, what then is the role of painting in this age of visual saturation?

Musical Event on Rosendo Salvado at New Norcia
New Norcia, 23.08.2015 - 06.09.2015

Piano scores by Rosendo Salvado (Tui, 1814 - Rome, 1900), a composer, organist, pianist, writer and anthropologist, were recently discovered. Known in Australia for having founded the town of New Norcia in 1847, Salvado was a missionary of the Benedictine Order, to which he belonged. With the support of AC/E through the internationalisation programme, the New Norcia Benedictine Community has invited the pianist Andrea González Pérez to take part in a musical event based on the composer. 

Beaufort Beyond Borders 2015
Beaufort, 21.06.2015 - 21.09.2015

The fifth edition of Beaufort entitled ‘Beyond Borders’ continues to build upon the tradition of art in the public space from the previous editions, but also makes a firm choice for change and innovation.  The Spanish artist, Martí Anson, participates in the exhibition to be held at De Nachtegaal in De Panne with its work Catalan Pavilion - Anonymous Architect. AC/  supports this initiative through the mobility aids.

Spanish Pavilion. 56th Venice Biennale 2015
Venice, 09.05.2015 - 22.11.2015

The Spanish Pavilion at the Biennale is organised by the AECID with the collaboration of AC/E and is curated by Martí Manen.  Its project, entitled Los sujetos (The subjects), features works by the artists Pepo Salazar (Vitoria, 1972), Helena Cabello (Paris, 1963) & Ana Carceller (Madrid, 1964) and Francesc Ruiz (Barcelona, 1971). Los sujetos is intended to provide a very free view of Dalí through the works of the chosen creators.


Video resume of the video artwork that Antoni Miralda, one of the great figures in contemporary “food-art”, has prepared for the Spain Pavilion at Expo MIlano 2015. A poetic proposition designed to induce reflections about food. Materialised as a large, 5 by 4 metre suitcase-museum at the entrance of Spain Pavilion, this sculpture is an icon unto itself, as well as the starting point of the audiovisual exhibition inside the pavilion. After this first encounter, a series of real-sized suitcases will guide visitors towards the Pavilion, transforming the main access into a kind of airport where ideas and information about food move around constantly. 

Virtual tour
PQ Prague 2015 in #Almagro38

The video runs through the narrative of the curator, José Luis Raymond, this project that was presented at the Prague Quadrennial by RESAD and AC/E, and whose exhibition in Almagro is in the programme of the Festival of Classical Theatre. The exhibition is a journey through the Spanish theatrical future as a social space.

Visita virtual: Tapas. Spanish Design for Food

An invitation to discover how the design finds solutions to problems that have been raising in the world of gastronomy. And particularly, how the Spanish culture has brought inventions and ingenious solutions throughout its history. This minisite, based on Tapas app, displays images and videos from an interesting selection of objects in the exhibition.

Virtual Tour

A tour through this exhibition taht traces the personal, intellectual and political biography of one of the architects of the entry of Spain into modernity: Ricardo de Orueta. His life embodies the prototype of citizens committed to democratic freedoms, applied to culture. 

Folleto (PDF)
eBook: Es capital. Cristina Lucas
Ebook: ACE Digital Culture Annual Report 2015
eBook 'El último viaje de la Fragata Mercedes'
eBook: The Subjects. 56 Bienal de Venecia