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Founded by Garanti BBVA in 2011 to support the production of knowledge, culture, and arts, SALT's 10th year anniversary activities continue with Ardışık (The Sequential) video screenings to be held at Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofía on 19-20 November. The two-day program, which will start with the participation of artists Fatma Belkıs and Onur Gökmen and the presentation of SALT Research and Programs Director Meriç Öner, will feature the works of six artists from Turkey.

13 Jul 2021


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Jessica Grose is a novelist and essayist. Her works of non-fiction have appeared in the The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine and The Paris Review Daily, among other publications.  She has a Master´s degree in creative writing from The New School, a Master's degree in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Bachelor's in anthropology from Princeton University. Grose published her debut novel, Hysteria, in 2020.

24 Jun 2021


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Doug Lemov is the founder of Uncommon Schools. Rare are the elementary schools that use their own teaching methodology based on values such as respect, hard work and kindness so that students love school from the beginning.

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01 Apr 2020

BBVA Foundation recognizes the Estonian composer with the Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Category of Music and Opera for cultivating an original language, which has led to the creation of a unique sound world. In its citation, the jury underscores that Arvo Pärt’s creations are “a fresh approach to spiritual music, especially in his choral oeuvre, that reduces the musical material to the essence.”

26 Mar 2020

09 Mar 2020

BBVA Global Wealth (GW), the BBVA Group private global banking unit has entered into an agreement with art advisory firm We Collect to expand its art advisory services to customers in Spain and Switzerland. One of BBVA GW’s goals is to promote non-financial art-related issues, incorporating new opportunities for customers throughout 2020.

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25 Oct 2019

The exhibition ‘Sound Art?’, sponsored exclusively by the BBVA Foundation, addresses the issue of sound in art and raises the possibility of this aesthetic category. The art show explores the presence of sound elements in 20th Century visual arts. Curated by the expert Arnau Horta, the exhibit is open to visitors at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona from October 26, 2019  through February 23, 2020.

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01 Aug 2019

BBVA and AEG, as part of its multi-year agreement, are jump starting the second round of BBVA Music Sessions starting on August 30 in Houston, celebrating the 183rd year since Houston was founded with a free concert in the heart of downtown. Powered by AXS, the kickoff of the award-winning concert series is headlined by platinum-certified singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin, who started taking over playlists with his now RIAA platinum certified single “Let Me Down Slowly” from his critically acclaimed debut mixtape “Narrated For You.” Most recently, the young artist released his spellbinding and biographical new single “Jesus in LA” alongside an official video that tackles the highs and lows in the city of Angels. Joining Alec will be MAX, who is fresh off his iHeartRadio Music Awards nomination as 2019's Best New Pop Artist and known for his global hit 'Lights Down Low'.

12 Jul 2019

Some organizations foment innovation in the contexts that dictate the present. But innovation is intimately tied to the future and variations of the future. Thus, inspiring creativity is also offering ideas about what is possible and forthcoming. Perhaps this is the key to true realism.

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25 Mar 2019

Access to the arts can play a major role in a city’s quality of life, its tourism efforts and its overall cultural and economic health. Because most organizations that offer that access -- through art museums, symphony orchestras, ballet companies and others -- are typically non-profit, they must rely heavily on the support and collaboration of patrons and corporate donors who share their vision.

22 Mar 2019

The exhibition “Thing Indescribable” by Jenny Holzer will be open to the public until September 9th. Sponsored by the BBVA Foundation, the exhibition consists of a wide range of artwork created specifically for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. BBVA Foundation Director Rafael Pardo, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Director Juan Ignacio Vidarte, the artist Jenny Holzer and curator Petra Joos attended the opening event.