For many decades Ibiza has been attracting artists, bohemians and all kind of creative people from all over the world. After falling in love with this beautiful island, many of them have made Ibiza their permanent home, contributing to creating a very buzzing artistic scene. So it should come as no surprise that for being such a small island, Ibiza boasts many artistic spaces. Here some of our favourite ones:
The charming Museum Puget sits in the historic Dalt Villa and is housed in a beautifully restored old building overlooking Ibiza Port. Here you can enjoy the works of two famous painters of Ibiza, Puget Viñas and Puget Riquer (father and son). Their works show off the old rural life of the island, the local customs and the importance of the women in the ibizenco families. On the ground floor, the gallery hosts temporary exhibitions, such as photos of the old Ibiza.
MACE CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
The Contemporary Art Museum of Ibiza sits in the heart of the old town and has been beautifully restored, with glass floors laid over an archaeological site, which make the visit extra special. It was open in 1969 and has become one of the oldest contemporary art museums in Spain. The Museum features some major internationally renowned artists and really stand out for the excellent quality of its work to bring to such a small island very interesting exhibitions.
B12 THE GALLERY
The modern B12 The Gallery is located on the outskirts of the industrial estate near the airport. The venue is a versatile space, built to host workshops, fashion shows, photoshoots and art events, as well as its regular exhibitions featuring both international and local artists – ranging from sculpture and paintings as well as multimedia and audiovisual work.
Situated on the road from Ibiza Town to Santa Eulalia, this vibrant art gallery holds a popular and varied modern and contemporary portfolio from abstract sculpture, to fashion, figurative art and photography. It is also used as a creative space in which local artists, as well as exhibiting and selling their latest and greatest, can collaborate and experiment. Keep an eye on their events calendar for some of the island’s more unusual artistic events.
PARRA & ROMERO
The main art gallery is located in Madrid, but not long time ago Guillermo Romero decided to open a branch of the gallery here in Ibiza too. This space aims to contribute to fuel the artistic vibes of the island in honour of the great Ibiza’s spirit of the 30s & 40s. They not only host international and local exhibitions but arrange events and artistic gatherings.
ART PROJECTS IBIZA
This art gallery is located in the same industrial area of the B12 The Gallery. It showcases some of the best names in contemporary art – from paintings to sculptures, video art, installations and performances. The space has a year-round program facilitating two exhibitions annually with both established and emerging artists, make sure to check the website for the current exhibition.