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Biography of Txomin Badiola

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b. 1957, Bilbao

1957
Born on March 10.
1977
Enrolls in the faculty of fine arts at the Universidad del País Vasco in Leioa, graduating in 1982.
1979
Badiola's work is selected for the IV Bienal de Pintura de Bilbao.
1981
Has his first solo exhibition, at the Aula de Cultura de la Caja de Ahorros Municipal in Bilbao.
1982
Badiola's first exhibition in a private gallery takes place at Galería Windsor Kulturgintza in Bilbao. He also exhibits at Galeria Metrònom in Barcelona and Galería Ciudadela in Pamplona.
Begins teaching in the faculty of fine arts at the Universidad del País Vasco, continuing to teach at the school until 1988.
Receives a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
1983
Founds the EAE (Euskal Artisten Elkartea [Basque Artists' Association]), together with artists José Chavete, Iñaki de la Fuente, José Ramón Morquillas, Fernando and Vicente
Roscubas, and Txupi Sanz and art critic and professor Xabier Sáenz de Gorbea. Receives a grant from the province of Vizcaya.
1984
Exhibits at Galería Windsor Kulturgintza in Bilbao.
Wins second prize at Gure Artea 1984, sponsored by the Basque government.
1985
Receives a grant from the Basque government to create works in bronze.
Wins second prize in the international art competition Villa de Bilbao.
1986
Wins first prize at Gure Artea 1986.
Exhibits at the Casa de Cultura in Avilés, Spain.
1987
Exhibits for the first time in Madrid, at Galería Soledad Lorenzo.
Receives the ICARO Award for an outstanding young artist from the newspaper Diario 16.
1988
Moves to London for a year on an artist-in-residence grant from the Delfina Studio Trust.
Curates an exhibition of Jorge Oteiza's work, Oteiza: Propósito experimental, which will be shown at Fundació “la Caixa” in Barcelona and Madrid and the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao.
1989
Creates, with sculptor Pello Irazu, an installation at the Riverside Studios in London.
Receives the Grand Prix Henry Moore from the Utsukushi-ga-Hara Open-Air Museum in Japan.
1990
After receiving a grant from the Comité Conjunto Hispano-Norteamericano, moves to New York, where he will live for the following eight years.
Creates the M.D. series.
Begins to publish essays on art in several magazines, including Flash Art, Spazio humano, and Giornale dell'arte.
Takes part in the Bath International Festival in Bath, England, with a show at Artsite Gallery.
1991
Exhibits at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York.
1992
Exhibitions of Badiola's work are shown at Galeria Joan Prats in Barcelona; Galería
Windsor Kulturgintza in Bilbao; Galería Charpa in Valencia, Spain; and the Museo de Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero in Caracas, Venezuela.
1993
The Nave Sotoliva in Santander, Spain, exhibits Badiola's sculptures from the previous three years.
1994
Presents the piece Family Plot at John Weber Gallery in New York.
Together with Angel Bados, leads a workshop at Arteleku in San Sebastián.
1995
The exhibition 4 Fake & Shake Stories opens at Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid.
1997
The exhibition The Other's Game is shown at the Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea in San Sebastián, Spain. Badiola's work is included in The Guggenheim Museums and the Art of This Century, the inaugural exhibition of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
1998
Returns to Bilbao from New York.
Holds the exhibition The War Is Over at Galería Tomás March in Valencia, Spain.
Badiola's work is featured in the exhibition El punto ciego: Spanische Kunst der 90er, at the Kunstraum Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria.
1999
Exhibits at Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid and Galeria Luis Serpa Projectos in Lisbon.
Badiola's work is featured in Spanish and Basque Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
2000
Badiola's exhibition Uncertain Spaces opens at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney.
2002
The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona holds a major retrospective of Badiola's work from 1990 to 2002, entitled Malas formas, which later travels to the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao.
Exhibits at Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris.
2003
Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz in Pamplona presents an exhibition of Badiola's work.
Participates in the International Istanbul Biennial.
2004
Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv mounts an exhibition of Badiola's work.
Badiola's work is featured in the exhibition Lacoonte devorado: Arte y violencia política at Artium, Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo in Vitoria, Spain.
Together with Margit Rowell, curates Oteiza: Myth and Modernism at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; the exhibition later travels to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
2006
Exhibits at the Centro de Arte Caja Burgos in Burgos, Spain. and in the gallery Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid.
2007
Presents the solo exhibitions Una cantidad exacta de fracasos at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz in Pamplona and La forme qui pense at the Musée d'Art Moderne de SaintÉtienne
Métropole in Saint-Étienne, France.
Takes part in the exhibition Unknowns: Mapping Contemporary Basque Art, curated by Juan Luis Moraza, at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
2008
Badiola's work is featured in the group exhibitions Zonas de riesgo: Colección de Arte Contemporáneo Fundació "la Caixa" at the CaixaForum in Barcelona, España 1957–2007: L'arte spagnola da Picasso, Miró, Dalí e Tàpies ai nostri giorni at the Palazzo Sant'Elia in Palermo, Italy, and Pasións privadas, Visións públicas at the Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo in Vigo, Spain.
2009
Continues to work on the catalogue raisonné of Jorge Oteiza's sculpture, a project he began in 2007.
2010
Galería Soledad Lorenzo in Madrid presents Goodvibes / Lo que el signo esconde.
Creates, with Jon Mikel Euba and Sergio Prego, the project PRIMER PROFORMA 2010 BADIOLA EUBA PREGO 30 ejercicios 40 días 8 horas al día at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) in León, Spain.
2011
Badiola's work is featured in the group exhibition Olor Color. Química, Arte y Pedagogía at Arts Santa Mònica in Barcelona.
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