• Claire B

There are some great exhibitions on in Ibiza at the moment, including a couple of fantastic exhibitions of photos in Ibiza Town, plus exhibitions featuring both local and international artists.

Josep Rosales

  • Sa Nostra Sala

Josep Rosales (Ibiza, 1973), winner of the Premi Vuit d’Agost for painting in 2018, has an exhibition of paintings at the Sa Nostra Sala in Ibiza Town until September 13. The exhibition entitled ‘Per als que ja no hi són’ (For those who are no longer there) brings together 28 abstract paintings, almost all of them large format created between 2017 and 2019 and not exhibited before.

Mixed Media

He conceives his work as a dialogue between life and death, using mixed media (wood, resins, cork and liquid iron), experimenting with different materials to achieve a combination of shapes and textures, creating relief and 3-dimensional effects. In many of his works he has been refining his palette to focus on dark, earthy, oxidized, red and black colours.

  • Sa Nostra Sala is at C/Aragon, 17, Ibiza Town. Open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to 8.30 pm. Until September 13.

Vicent Marí Photos

  • Puget Museum, Dalt Vila

An exhibition of photos by the Ibizan photographer Vicent Marí ‘Terra Natal’ (Homeland) is currently on show at the Puget Museum in Dalt Vila. The exhibition contains 22 photographs in which fruit and vegetables grown on the island are the stars of the show. They have been made using the technique of ‘dark photography’ and with their black backgrounds, they look like photographic equivalents of traditional still life paintings from the 17th century, in which inanimate objects were illuminated from the dark backgrounds to make them seem more alive.

Fruit and Vegetables

Cross sections of pomegranates and lemons are displayed next to bunches of asparagus and spinach, cloves of garlic, potatoes and artichokes for example, all beautifully arranged and photographed. The resulting images are perfectly captured still lives of their subjects – never have fruit and vegetables looked so beautiful.

Diario de Ibiza Photographer

This is the first exhibition by Vicent Marí (1972) since 2013. He is a photographer for the Diario de Ibiza, has collaborated on several books and has exhibited in spaces such as the MACE, the Sala Sa Nostra and Via 2 Gallery amongst others.

Puget Museum

The Puget Museum is housed in a beautiful old mansion with an internal courtyard, some parts of which date from the 15th century, and the building is worthy of a visit in itself. It also houses the permanent collections of paintings and drawings by Ibizan artists Narcís Puget Viñas and his son Narcís Puget Riquer.

  • Until December. The exhibition can be visited this August from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm and during September from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 1 to 7 pm. In October, November and December it is open from 10 am to 4.30 pm from Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 am to 2 pm during weekends. Carrer de Sant Ciríac, 18, Dalt Vila (on the main street leading up to the cathedral).

‘Dalt Vila 1972-1973’

There’s an interesting exhibition of 50 photos of Dalt Vila taken in 1972-3 by photographer Guillermo Monforte in the Sala Refectori of the Ibiza Town Hall, just off Plaza España.

Commissioned 1969

The photographs were commissioned by the architect Luis Cervera Miralles after the declaration of the walled city of Ibiza as ‘Conjunto Histórico Artístico’ in 1969 (similar to the British concept of a Conservation Area). His project had all the facades of buildings in Dalt Vila, Sa Peñya and La Marina photographed, from which drawings of the streets were created that recorded the urban planning of the city. The drawings were published in a book ‘Las Calles de la Ibiza Antigua’ (The Streets of Old Ibiza) with Joan Marí Cardona. Various editions of this book are also on display in the exhibition.

7,000 Images

Monforte’s photos are now part of the archive held by the Archivo de Imagen i Sonido Municipal de Ibiza (Ibiza Sound and Image Archive), and from over 7,000 of them, a selection of 50 have been chosen for this exhibition, which is part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the declaration of Ibiza as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. These photographs have not been shown to the public before.

Back to the 70’s

The exhibition allows you to take a trip back in time to see Ibiza Town in the early 70s, as Monforte has also captured the cars and motorbikes that were parked outside the buildings, the squares and the people in them, the shop fronts, architectural details and much more. You can see where things have changed and refurbishments have been made and where not much has changed at all, apart from repairs to walls and pavements and cosmetic improvements. It’s a great opportunity to see these photos and travel back in time to Dalt Vila in the early 70s before the conservation of the area began in earnest.

  • The exhibition is open until August 28 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Bloop Festival

  • Ibiza Town

This is the 9th consecutive edition of the Bloop Festival and to date over 60 murals have been created with almost 30 still visible around the island. This years theme isRESILIENCE and the festival runs from the 15th August until the 5th September with even more murals, open air installations, exhibitions, technological art and more, all for free. Ibiza Town will be the main base for the art works but there may be a return to Sant Antoni.

Earlier this year, a preview mural has been painted by Said Dokins (Said painted a pair of murals on the Sa Graduada  school in Ibiza last year) at the entrance of Ibiza Town.

The full programme is yet to be released however with artists Said Dokins, Ben Eine, VladyPhlegm, Okuda, Inti, Interesni Kazki, Isaac Cordal, David de la Mano Pablo S Herrero, Bisser, Malarky, INO, B-toy, Sabotaje al Montaje, Cuelligmanguito name a few. This year is set to be bigger and better!


Kids Art Workshops

  • La Nave, Salinas

There is one more free workshop for kids at the La Nave Gallery in Salinas. Led by Ibizan urban artist Hosh, the session will be inspired by work in the gallery’s summer exhibition UNIVERSALIS by Kenny Scharf, the inventor of pop surrealism.

The final workshop is Saturday 24th August from 11am to 1pm.

  • Prior registration is required by sending an email to visitnavesalinas@gmail.com In the email include: name, age and which date your kids will be attending. The minimum age is 7. Free.

Artists At Can Corinne

New in Ibiza Town this year is Can Corinne, a lovely shop selling artworks and products made on the island. There is a wide range of prints, original artworks and photographs available from local artists, including Chapter, Helen Sadler, Chloë Natalia, The Flying Bocadillo, Julia Rumbaud, Victor Spinelli and more plus cards and small prints. Also on sale is a wide range of drinks, salt, coffee, CBD, chilli sauces, honey, jam and olive oil, all produced in Ibiza and an interesting selection of books about the island. The range is expanding all the time so pop in and have a look at what is on offer.

Can Corinne is at Carrer de la Mare de Deu, 2, (Calle de la Virgen), at the beginning of the street just after the shrine to the Virgen.

Exhibition Rock Photos

  • Hotel Santos Dorado, Playa d’en Bossa

An exhibition of photographs from Spanish rock photographer Juan Pérez-Fajardo entitled ‘Soundtrack’ is on show in the lobby of Dorado in Playa d’en Bossa until August 18.

About 60 photos are on display, bringing together a selection of photographs in which curiously there are none of live performances, but of the stars in their dressing rooms, rehearsals or hotel rooms. And not only from Spanish groups and musicians but international ones too. Free entrance.

Also on Show

We have featured these exhibitions in depth in previous editions. Both articles can be found online at: https://theibizan.com/ibiza-art-2/

‘UNIVERSALIS’ by Kenny Scharf

the inventor of pop surrealism at La Nave Gallery in Salinas.

Until September 30. Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 am – 10.00 pm. Free entrance. Carrer La Canal 2 12-13, Salinas.  Facebook – La Nave Salinas. www.lanavesalinas.org

‘An Insane Desire for You’ by Tracey Emin

at Art Projects Ibiza and Lune Rouge.

24 new artworks including paintings, neons and works on paper.

Until October 1st. Free entrance. Alcalde Bartomeu Rosselló Sala, 7-9B (just up from Ikea), in Ibiza Town. Open from 1 to 9pm, Tuesday-Saturday. www.artprojectsibiza.com Facebook – Art Projects Ibiza https://www.facebook.com/artprojectsibiza