No. 1

Iñaki Garmendia

Iñaki Garmendia (Ordizia, 1972) is a visual artist with a wide video production. Between the end of the nineties and 2013 he had an important presence on a local as well as on an international level. The exhibition at Atoi will be his first solo exhibition in seven years. 


Iñaki Garmendia begins his studies at the Bilbao Faculty of Fine Art, UPV/EHU, specialising in Sculpture for his degree.


Solo exhibitions:

École d’art. Bordeaux, 1995; Ezkatoz Paristik. Bilbao, AEK, 1995.

Ezkatoz Paristik. Bilbao, AEK, 1995.

Is awarded an Erasmus grant for the Faculty of Art, Media & Design, University of the West of England, Bristol.


Group exhibitions:

Arte Ederren Fakultatea, Bilbao, Aula de Cultura, 27 June – 20 July 1996.

Arte Ederren Fakultatea, Bilbao, BBK Foundation, 1996, p. 31.

Publication bringing together the works of 64 fifth-year students at the Faculty of Fine Arts, UPV/EHU exhibited at Aula de Cultura, BBK, Bilbao (27/06-20/07/1996). Iñaki Garmendia presents the piece Por un mundo feliz (1996) [p. 31].


Solo exhibition:

Iñaki Garmendia. Ordizia, Barrena Kultur Etxea, 1997.


Takes part in Ángel Bados – Txomin Badiola Workshop Arteleku, San Sebastian.

Course in Multimedia and Digital Imaging, Kingsway College, London.

Group exhibitions:

→ Taller Ángel Bados y Txomin Badiola. San Sebastian, Arteleku, 6 August – 15 September 1998; Vitoria, Montehermoso Centre, 29 October – 29 November 1998.

Abigail Lazkoz, Jaume Sabater, Salvador Cidrás…/ taller dirigido por Txomin Badiola, Ángel Bados. [Exh. cat.]. San Sebastian, Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, Kultura eta Euskera Departamentua, 1998, pp. 21-25.

Booklet on the Ángel Bados y Txomin Badiola workshop at  Arteleku, San Sebastian (02/06-31/10/1998), showing artistic proposals by the 16 members of the workshop, introduced by Santiago Eraso. 4 images by Garmendia [pp. 21-25].


Grant from Gipuzkoa Provincial Council.

Solo exhibitions:

Me voy a ir, me voy, estoy ido. San Sebastian, DAE-Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak : Egia Cultural Centre, 28 May – 26 June 1999.

Exhibition views of Me voy a ir, me voy, estoy ido . Donostia-San Sebastián, DAE-Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak : Egiako Kultur Etxea = Casa de Cultura de Egia, May 28  – JUne 26, 1999.

Images courtesy of DAE and Peio Aguirre.

Group exhibition:

→   Muestra de arte joven INJUVE 1999. Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes, 7 September – 3 October 1999.

→  Artista Berrien XXXVIII Lehiaketa = XXXVIII Certamen de Artistas Noveles. San Sebastian, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, 14 October – 13 November 1999.

Me voy a ir, me voy, estoy ido. [Diptych]. San Sebastian, Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak : Egiako Kultur Etxea.

Diptych on the artist’s solo exhibition at the Egia Cultural Centre, produced by Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak, titled Me voy a ir, me voy, estoy ido (28/05-26/06/1999), including b/w images of the making of the installation.

XV Muestra de Arte Injuve. [Exh. cat.]. Madrid, Instituto de la Juventud, 1999, pp. 67; 137.

Catalogue, XV Muestra de Arte Injuve at Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (07/09-03/10/1999). Text by curators Jorge Luis Marzo and Fito Rodríguez; with brief CV and images of works by each of the 10 artists in the exhibition, including Garmendia’s installation Consequence of you. Y videos cure-psichic TV (1999)  [pp. 67-75]. English translations of texts and CVs [p. 123].

Alicia Murría. “Muestra de Arte Injuve’99”, Lápiz, no. 156, 10/1999, p. 85.

Critique of XV Injuve Art Exhibition, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (07/09-03/10/1999) in which Murria asserts that “Iñaki Garmendia has made an interesting video installation, which includes its own making and carries echoes of Paul McCarthy”.

Artista Berrien XXXVIII. Lehiaketa [Exh. cat]. Guipuzkoa Provincial Council, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea: Caja Gipuzkoa San Sebastian, 1999, pp. 32-33.

Catalogue of exhibition at Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian (14/10-13/11/1999) presenting the 40 artists selected for the XXXVIII Certamen de Artistas Noveles, organised by the  Gipuzkoa Provincial Council with jury comprised by Liliana Albertazzi, Ismael Manterola, Javier San Martín, Ricardo Ugarte  and Fernando Golvano. Includes introduction and images of works. Garmendia exhibits Sólo con globos y cerillas e Intentando entrar, two installations combining video and other elements [pp. 32-33].

Zehar : Boletín de Arteleku. San Sebastian : Basque Regional Council, Department of Culture, no. 41 (Winter 1999), pp. 32-33.

Zehar magazine, published by Arteleku, San Sebastian , in which the “Gunea” section, coordinated by Asier Mendizabal, includes works by Aernout Mik and Iñaki Garmendia (two stills from Garmendia’s video Taja y sus amigos (1999) with extracts of dialogues) [pp. 32-33]. Download. 


Group exhibitions:

→ XV Festival Audiovisual de Vitoria : intervenciones TV 2. Vitoria Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, 23 June – 1 July 2000.


Is awarded a grant for Audiovisual Production by the Basque Government Department of Culture.

Takes part in Superkongresua, artists’ encounter set up by Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak, Egia Cultural Centre, San Sebastian (25 – 27 January 2001).

Group exhibition:

XXXIX Certamen de Artistas Noveles. San Sebastian, Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, 8 May – 16 June 2001.

XXXIX Certamen de Artistas Noveles. [Exh. cat.]. San Sebastian: Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, Koldo Mitxelean Kulturunea Exhibition Space: Caja Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, 2001, p. 31.

Catalogue of works by prizewinners of XXXIX Certamen de Artistas Noveles organised by the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council at Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastian (08/05-16/06/2001). Text by Piedad Solans —member of the jury, also including Fernando Golvano, Ismael Manterola, Francisco Javier San Martín y Ricardo Ugarte—. Includes technical characteristics and images of the 38 works in the exhibit, including Rock Radical Vasco 1982-88 by Iñaki Garmendia [p. 31].

Peio Aguirre. “Basque report 2.0”, Lápiz, no. 178, Madrid, December 2001, p. 50-57.

Article by Peio Aguirre on the current situation of art in the Basque Country. Cites Garmendia’s work and illustrates his video Taja y sus amigos (1999). Originally published in  Arts.zin : crítica online de las nuevas prácticas artísticas Madrid, vol. II, October 2000 – July 2001. Text in images courtesy of Peio Aguirre.

Iñaki Garmendia. Euskal Pan. Proiektua. [Dossier]. 2001 [Archived on 2 floppy disks 3.5 with artist’s index card at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Library].

Dossier for the artist’s project for an intervention titled Euskal Pan at the Arriaran dam, Gipuzkoa. Proposes filming a series of shots of youths on cross country motorbikes, and an installation comprising a long metal cable with firecrackers to be exploded at the front of the dam. Includes budget and images.


Group exhibitions:

Front Line Compilation : “Goierri konpeti” : Iñaki Garmendia y Asier Mendizabal. San Sebastian, Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak :  Kutxa Aretoa, 5 July 2002.

Formen der organisation. Ljubljana, Galerija Skuc, 28 November 2002 – 15 January 2003; Leipzig, Galerie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, 11 April – 10 May 2003; Lüneburg, Universität Lüneburg, Kunstraum, 8 – 24 July 2003

Taipei Biennial 2002 : Great theatre of the world. Taipei, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 29 November 2002 – 3 February 2003.

Miren Jaio. “Goierri Konpeti. Sobre cuadrillas, coches y carretera”, Mugalari, Gara, 03/08/2002, p. 6.

Article analysing the video Goierri Konpeti (2001) by Iñaki Garmendia and Asier Mendizabal on its screening at Front Line Compilation (05/07/2002, Kutxa Aretoa, Donostia). Jaio asserts that ‘Goierri Konpeti and the world it portrays are dominated by the possibly clichéd containment of masculinity and Basqueness, which in this case serves to favour an intimate tone. In this small, suffocating world, where even the curves of the road have a history, the components of the landscape, with Txindoki in the background, are full of echoes’.

María Soledad Álvarez Martínez: “De las señas de identidad al multiculturalismo : una revisión de la escultura vasca en el 2000 = From signs of identity to multiculturalism : a review of Basque sculpture in the year 2000” en Euskal zientzia eta cultura, eta sare telematikoak , San Sebastian, Eusko Ikaskuntza (Society for Basque Studies), 2002, p. 901.

Talk by María Soledad Álvarez Martínez. A review of Basque sculpture looking back from current Basque art at the change of millennium. Cites Garmendia as representing an emerging generation of artists who use the tools of new media. [p. 901].

Organisational Forms. Ljubljana : Galerija SKUC, 2002

Press release by Galería SKUC, Ljbljana on the Organisational Forms exhibition (28/11/2002-15/01/2003), including around 20 international artists’ works dealing with concepts and phenomena relating to antiglobalisation movements. Curated by Roger M. Buergel and Ruth Noack. With an explanatory text. Mentions Iñaki Garmendia.

2002 Taipei Biennial : Great Theatre of the World. [Exh. cat.]. Taipei, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2002, p. 94-97.

Catalogue of the 2002 Taipei Biennal, curated by Bartomeu Marí and Chia Chi Jason Wang. Themed Great Theatre Of The World after Calderón de la Barca, the Biennal brings together around 30 Taiwanese and international artists including Basque participants Iñaki Garmendia, Asier Mendizabal and Cristina Iglesias. With texts by the curators, and Carolina Erdocia and Wlad Godzich. Garmendia exhibits Kolpez-Kolpe (2002), on which there is a text in English and Taiwanese including images of the artist’s action and presentation. [ps. 94-97].


Solo exhibition:

Kolpez Kolpe. Barcelona, Galería T4, 19 November 2003 – 24 January 2004.

Invitation to the exhibition Kolpez Kolpe. Barcelona, Galería T4, 19 November 2003 – 24 January 2004.

Group exhibitions:

“Goierri konpeti” : Iñaki Garmendia y Asier Mendizabal. Bordeaux, Galerie du Triangle, 5 – 20 June 2003.

Després de la noticia : documentals postmèdia. Barcelona, CCCB-Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, 23 July – 2 November 2003.

Cine y casi cine. Madrid, MNCARS-Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 13 November – 19 December 2003.

Iñaki Garmendia. Kolpez Kolpe. [Press release]. Barcelona : Galería_T4, 2003.

Press release for Kolpez Kolpe, exhibition by Garmendia at Galería_T4, Barcelona (19/11/2003-24/01/2004), with text by Bartomeu Marí: “Action and the stage are reconciled in Iñaki Garmendia’s work in actions and events whose nature is never exactly clarified. Construction and dissolution, fun and protest, past and future of the event: all of this can be articulated in the construction of narrative. Garmendia, as a sculptor, is interested in narrating events as documents in which reality vividly appears. His interventions comprise subtle alterations in the continuity of situations running through space.”

Front Line Compilation. San Sebastian: Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak, 2003, pp. 27; 54.

Publication for Front Line Compilation, an encounter between Northern Ireland and the Basque Country, organised by Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak (Basque Art Initiatives) focusing on the context in which art is created and leading to different events and exhibitions in San Sebastian (2002). Contains images of actions by participating artists, including Goierri Konpeti (2002) by Iñaki Garmendia and Asier Mendizabal [pp. 27-30]. Includes texts in Basque, Spanish and English by Peio Aguirre, Leire Vergara, Annie Fletcher, Karen Downey, Miren Jaio, —whose text “En compañía de hombres” addresses the piece Goierri Konpeti [pp. 54-57]―; Stephen Hackett, Aaron Kelly and Leontia Flynn; and a CD with material on different artists’ contributions. The CD includes the following tracks from Goierri Konpeti: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9.

Després de la noticia. [Exh. cat.]. Barcelona, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, 2003, pp. 38-39.

Catalogue for the exhibition Després de la noticia: documentals postmèdia, CCCB, Barcelona (23/07-03/11/2003), with works by around 20 international artists with different approaches to the documentary format. Trilingual Catalan, Spanish and English, including a text by Carles Guerra on Iñaki Garmendia and Asier Mendizabal’s video Goierri konpeti, with images (2002) [pp. 38-39].

Cine y casi cine. [Exh. cat.]. Madrid, Audiovisual Department, Museo Reina Sofía, 2003, p. 13.

Catalogue, 4th edition of the exhibition Cine y casi cine, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (13/11-19/12/2003), curated by Berta Sichel, José Luis Cienfuegos and Pablo Llorca. The exhibition aimed to reflect the varied nature of art and contemporary audiovisual approaches. Includes entries commenting on each of the 24 selected works, including Goierri Konpeti (2002) by Asier Mendizabal and Iñaki Garmendia [p. 13].

Didier Arnaudet. “Iñaki Garmendia. Asier Mendizabal”, Art press, no. 294, 10/2003, p. 294.

Review of exhibition by Iñaki Garmendia and Asier Mendizabal at Galerie du Triangle, Bourdeaux (5-20/06/2003), presenting  Goierri Konpeti (2002). The text, which includes an image of the work, reads: “On s’interroge soudain sur la nature des images proposées. Documentaire? Enquête filmée? Fiction oblique? Détournement du réel? Le doute profite à cette matière brute, prégnante, qui defile et entraîne à sa suite tous les mécanismes et les repères de sa posible définition.”


Joint winner of First Prize, with Azucena Vieites and Ibon Aranberri. Gure Artea Award 2004, organised by Basque Government.

Is admitted to the International Studio & Curatorial Program (I.S.C.P.), New York with a grant from Instituto de la Juventud, Ministry of Equality (INJUVE).

Awarded artist residency and grant by International Studio Programme, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

Group exhibitions:

TB Esku-hartzeak, 1999-2004. Vitoria, Montehermoso Kulturunea, 3 June – 10 July 2004;

Manifesta 5. European Biennial of Contemporary Art : con toda la intención. Pasaia San Pedro, Casa Ciriza, 11 June – 30 September 2004.

VI Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists 2004 : untitled (as yet). Vrsac, Konkordija Cultural Centre, July – September 2004

Glocal. Pamplona, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, 30 September – November 2004.

Gure Artea : XVIII. Vitoria, Montehermoso Kulturunea, 18 December 2004 – 6 February 2005; Artium-Basque Museum of Contemporary Art, 27 October 2005 – 8 January 2006.

Carles Guerra. “Kolpez Kolpe de Iñaki Garmendia”, Zehar, San Sebastian, no. 52, 2004, p. 65.

Critique by Carles Guerra of Garmendia’s exhibition Kolpez Kolpe, Galería_T4, Barcelona (19/11/2003-24/01/2004) in Zehar magazine, Arteleku. Guerra sees Kolpez Kolpe as “an exercise which puts Basque Radical Rock through an exercise of ventriloquism”, resulting in what might be called “a radical translation”. Download article. 

Manifesta 5. European Biennial of Contemporary Art: con toda la intención. [San Sebastian]: Manifesta 5: Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea, 2004, pp. 154; 400; 619.

Catalogue for Manifesta 5, European Biennal of Contemporary Art, held in San Sebastian (11-06/30-09-2004), coordinated by Lourdes Fernández and curated by Maximiliano Gioni and Mart Kuzma, with works by 56 international artists at six different locations. Includes texts by the curators, Peter Osborne, Jorge Oteiza, Dan Graham and Andrew Benjamin; and the artists, with images of works. “Bad Religion-El ‘incidente’ de la discoteca” [p. 154] co-authored by Iñaki Garmendia/Chus Martínez. Images of works exhibited at Casa Ciriza [pp. 400-403]. Also includes brief artist bio [p. 619].

Iñaki Garmendia. [Internet resource]. San Sebastian : Manifesta 5, 2004

Short text on Manifesta 5 website on Garmendia’s Asanblada. Includes CV.

Ainara Gorostitzu. “Euskal artearen manifestazioa”, Berria, Andoain, 09/06/2004, pp. 40-41.

Press release on Basque artists in Manifesta 5. Includes brief interview with Iñaki Garmendia, “Proiektu hau Euskal Herritik at lantzea premiazkoa zen”.

“Iñaki Garmendia: “Necesitaba irme fuera, para al final hablar de las mismas cosas’”, Gara, 14/06/2004, p. 31.

Interview with Iñaki Garmendia on his contribution to Manifesta 5. He states, among other things, that “I always hold a kind of tension. Concerts are full of sweat; people dance, they give it all; but the other images are more static and the tension is contained”.

Miren Jaio. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Iñaki Garmendia en Manifesta 5”, Mugalari, Gara, no. 276, 03/07/2004.

Critique of Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, Garmendia’s piece for Manifesta 5. Jaio asserts that “If the viewer leaves a screening of Garmendia’s works with a feeling that is hard to locate, this is because of the sense of having been forsaken, which is the basic premise of this artist’s process”.

MMIV Gure Artea: euskal teknika. [Exh. cat.]. Vitoria: Basque Government, Central Publications Service, 2004, pp. 42; 82.

Exhibition catalogue for the Basque Government MMIV Gure Artea Awards,Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria (18/12/2004-06/02/2005). Includes Basque/Spanish versions of “Técnica Vasca”, text by Peio Aguirre, President of the Jury, whose other members were Montse Badia, Neus Miró and Agustín Pérez Rubio. With images of Kolpez Kolpe (2003), by Iñaki Garmendia, who was joint winner of the award alongside Ibon Aranberri and Azucena Vieites. Also includes an extract of Carles Guerra’s text on the piece [p. 42-45]; with English translations of the text and artist’s bio [p. 82].

TB esku-hartzeak, 1999-2004 [Exh. cat.]. Vitoria City Council, 2004, p. 10.

Catalogue for Fundación Rodríguez project produced by Centro Cultural Montehermoso for VTV (Vitoria Territorio Visual) (03/06-10/07/2003). With introductory text and technical details of editions from 1999 – 2004, including Local HE (5 partes) by Iñaki Garmendia from the 2000 edition [p. 10].

Untitled (as yet) : the Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, Vrsac 2004. [Exh. cat.]. Belgrade, Centar za savremenu umetnost, 2004.

Catalogue, VI Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, Konkordija Vrsac Cultural Centre, and Belgrade, Serbia (07-09/2004), which includes work by more than 100 artists. With texts in Serbian and English by writers including Svebor Midzic, Izjava Kustosa, Liam Gillick, Mika Hannula, Boris Budden, Brian Holmes, Michael Hirsch, Branislav Dimitrijevic, Per Hüttner, Stevan Vukovic, Paul O’Neill and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Also includes 3 stills from Garmendia’s video Goierri Konpeti (2001) and a text on the same work by Peio Aguirre and Leire Vergara, part of which reads: “This video implies an exercise of getting close to the way these young people organise their relationships and the social context that surrounds them. Using the format of documentary filming, the artists aim to incur art in the narration of everyday life”.


Group exhibitions:

DFoto, Feria Internacional de Fotografía Contemporánea y video. San Sebastian, Kursaal : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Pamplona), 14 – 17 April 2005

Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes: ´Gure Artea : vasque technique = ¿Técnica vasca? en Artecontexto, nº 9, Madrid, invierno 2005, p. 118-119.

Critique of MMIV Premios Gure Artea exhibition, Museo Artium, Vitoria (18/12/2004-06/02/2005), addressing Iñaki Garmendia’s work, including still from the video Izarra (2005).

Xabier Sáenz de Gorbea. “Sabe a poco”, Deia, Bilbao, 19/11/2005.

Critique of MMIV Gure Artea, Artium (18/12/2004-06/02/2005), highlighting work by Iñaki Garmendia: “A world of hidden artifice that causes a feeling of latency that can’t quite be explained”.

Carles Guerra. “La postidentidad vasca”, Culturas, 14/12/2005, p. 20.

Critique of MMIV Gure Artea, Artium (18/12/2004-06/02/2005). On the artist’s work: “If we find his video works hypnotic, it is because we are denied the possibility of fixing the content of them. (…) Red Light, Straight Edge and Izarra (2005), the videos in this installation at Artium, announce a more ambitious version of Iñaki Garmendia, obsessed with producing expression rather than merely recording it. Nobody in his videos says what they think. The actors appear to be exhausted by the repetition of their own roles. They act in obedience to instructions”

Galder Reguera: “Contemporary Art in the Basque Country : Young Basque Art”,  Lápiz : Revista Internacional de Arte, Madrid, no. 212, April 2005, p. 46-63.

Article by Galder Reguera, in Spanish/English, on the situation of young Basque art, mentioning Garmendia among other artists.

Arturo F. Rodríguez. “Técnica Vasca aplicada”, Mugalari of Gara, 12/12/2005.

Critique of MMIV Gure Artea, Artium (18/12/2004-06/02/2005). On Iñaki Garmendia: “ Obscurely, snippets of encoded information are given for the —impossible— construction of a narrative whose most intense moment is the presentation of its characters (Izarra)”.


Solo exhibitions:

Speaking of others : “Red Light/Straight Edge“; “Izarra”. Frankfurt, Frankfurter Künstverein, 7 June – 13 August 2006.

Invitation to the exhibition Speaking of others : “Red Light/Straight Edge“; “Izarra”. Frankfurt, Frankfurter Künstverein, 7 June – 13 August 2006. Images courtesy of Peio Aguirre.

Dark-Drunker-Rocket. Barcelona, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, December 2006 – 4 March 2007.

Iñaki Garmendia : only kids love other kids. [Vitoria] : Basque Government Central Publications Service, 2006.

Catalogue of Iñaki Garmendia’s work published on the occasion of the Basque Government MMIV Gure Artea Awards. Including video stills from Izarra (2005); Red Light/Straight Edge (2005); Goierri Konpeti (2001); Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (2004); Kolpez Kolpe (2003-2004); Repeater / Taja y sus amigos (2001);  Kanala (1999-2005); Consequence Of You. Videos Cure / Psychic TV (1999); and Carles Guerra’s text ‘Traducciones Radicales’ on the artist’s work, in Spanish, Basque and English [p. 35-46].


Is awarded artist’s grant by Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander.

Group exhibitions:

Imágenes del otro lado. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sala San Antonio Abad, CAAM-Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, 31 July – 14 October 2007

Invitation to the exhibition Imágenes del otro lado. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sala San Antonio Abad, CAAM-Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, 31 July – 14 October 2007

Intensities : inconformisme, incorrecció i rebellió entre art i escena musical. El Prat de Llobregat, Sala d’Art Josep Bages de Torre Muntadas, 23 November 2007 – 27 January 2008; Mataró, Can Palauet, 4 April – 11 May 2008; Sabadell, L’Estruch, 3 October – 8 November 2008; Ripollet, Centre Cultural de Ripollet, 17 January – 22 February 2009; Terrassa, Sala Muncunill, 27 February – 5 April 2009; Cerdanyola del Vallès, 24 April – 7 June 2009; Caldes de Montbui, Museu Thermalia, 18 June – 26 July 2009; Caldes d’Estrac, Centre d’Art Caldes d’Estrac, 13 September – 1 November 2009; Vilafranca del Penedés, Sala dels Trinitaris, 6 November 2009 – 10 January 2010; Sant Boi de Llobregat, Museu de Sant Boi de Llobregat, 15 January – 27 February 2010.

1, 2, 3… Vanguardias : el arte como arte contextual. Bilbao, Sala Rekalde, 20 December 2007 – 30 March 2008.

Aimar Arriola. “Iñaki Garmendia, en el CASM de Barcelona : Dark-Drunker-Rocket”, Mugalari, Gara, San Sebastian, 6/01/2007, p. 9.

Article by Aimar Arriola on the project by Centre d`Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, of artist’s editions of posters, for which Garmendia presents Dark-Drunker-Rocket, which according to Arriola “carries a series of short videos —provisionally baptized as ‘The drunkard videos’— made by the artist in Warsaw onto poster format .” From Garmendia’s 2006 residency at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.

Jon Mikel Euba, Iñaki Garmendia, Anri Sala : imágenes del otro lado. [Exh. cat.]. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria : Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, 2007, pp. 44; 106; 108.

Exhibition catalogue for Imágenes del otro lado. Includes works by Jon Mikel Euba, Iñaki Garmendia and Anri Sala, curated by Peio Aguirre. With text by Aguirre and “Metodología ‘up-tight” by Miren Jaio, also in English, and many images of works by the artist [p. 44-77]. Also includes a map of the exhibition installation [p. 106] and brief artist bio for Garmendia [p. 108].

1,2,3… Avant-Gardes : Film-Art between Experiment and Archive. [Exh. cat.]. New York ; Sternberg ; Warsaw : Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, cop. 2007.

Catalogue of filmmakers’ and artists’ works that defined Polish avant garde film, juxtaposed with contributions by international artists from the previous 15 years, for exhibition at CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (9/12/2006-28/02/2007); Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany (08/06-08/07/2007); Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (20/12/2007-30/03/2008); Tate Modern, London (21/04-27/04/2008). With texts by Lukasz Ronduda, Florian Zeyfang, Stefanie Peter, David Crowley, Jan Verwoert, David Curtis, Steven Ball, Anselm Franke, Leire Vergara, Michal Wolinski, Axel John Wieder, and the artists in the exhibition.  An edition of the catalogue enlarged to include contributions by the artists exhibiting at Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, is available in Basque, Spanish and Polish. Brief text by Garmendia on his work 99 Red Love Balloons (2007) [p. 82].


Takes part in the Post-production programme, ARTIS Den Bosch  Foundation, Den Bosch, Netherlands.

Solo exhibitions:

NO R.S. Iruña/Pamplona, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, January – February 2008.

Invitation to the exhibition NO R.S. Iruña/Pamplona, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, January – February 2008.

Group exhibitions:

“Goierri Konpeti” : Iñaki Garmendia y Asier Mendizabal. Barcelona, Auditorium, MACBA- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, 25 February 2008.

Underdox : dokument und experiment München. Munich, Filmmuseum; Werkstattkino; Theatiner Filmkunst, 2 – 8 October 2008.

“Iñaki Garmendia refleja en Iruñea el comportamiento de ‘elementos simples’ ante limitaciones técnicas”, Gara, San Sebastian, 27/01/2008, p. 62.

Press release for NO R.S., exhibition by Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Pamplona (26/01-08/03/2008) which mentions that the artist wishes to “’eliminate all narrative’ so as to see the behaviour of ‘banal’* objects such as a bowl full of stones, or glass bottles, limited by a source of light”.

Iñaki Arzoz. “Iñaki Garmendia, en Iruñea : en el límite”, Mugalari, Gara, San Sebastian, 16/02/2008, p. 10.

Critique of NO R.S., Iñaki Garmendia, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Pamplona (26/01-08/03/2008). The writer claims that  “Never has this gallery space seemed so enigmatic and desolate as in the first exhibition here by Iñaki Garmendia”, in which the artist “plays at observing the exiguous friction between sculpture and video art, on the limits of art, or non-art as art, even beyond conceptualism, in a pure, rough experimental materialism”.

Rosa Olivares (ed.). 100 Spanish artists. Madrid, Exit Publicaciones, 2008, pp. 184; 447.

A selection of 100 current Spanish artists, selected by a committee of 16 Spanish critics and curators (Peio Aguirre, Juan Vicente Aliaga, David Barro, José Luis Brea, Fernando Castro Flórez, Estrella de Diego, Pedro de Llano, Iván de la Torre Amerighi, Rocío de la Villa, Celia Díez, Carolina García, Amber Gibson, Beatriz Herráez, Ana Martínez-Collado, Neus Miró, Frederic Montornés, Seve Penelas, Martí Peran, Luis Francisco Pérez, José Luis Pérez Pont, Mónica Portillo, Glòria Picazo, Laura Revuelta, Francisco Javier San Martín, Rosa Olivares, Sergio Rubira, Alberto Sánchez Balmisa, Chus Tudelilla). Introductory texts by Rosa Olivares, José Luis Brea and Juan Vicente Aliaga are followed by an entry on Iñaki Garmendia with a text by Beatriz Herráez, also in English, and video stills from Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (2004), Red Light/Straight Edge (2005) y Kolpez Kolpe (2003) [pp. 184-187]. Appendix with artist bio [p. 447]


Solo exhibitions:

Iñaki Garmendia : kolpez kolpe. Madrid, Matadero-Centro de Creación Contemporánea, 2 – 30 June 2009.

Group exhibitions:

Itinerarios 2007/08 : XV becas de artes plásticas. Santander, Fundación Botín, 23 January – 15 March 2009.

ARCOmadrid_[2009]. Madrid, Recinto Ferial Juan Carlos I : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Pamplona, 11 – 16 February 2009.

→  LOOP’09. International Festival & Fair for Videoart (“Delay Glass”). Barcelona, Hotel Catalonia Ramblas : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Pamplona, 28 – 30 May 2009.

La condició de la imatge. Lérida, Sala Gótica, IEI-Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs, 17 December 2009 – 14 February 2010.

ARCO ’09. Madrid: ARCO/IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, 2009, pp. 224, 578.

Catalogue for ARCO’09, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, including photos of his installation as well as Kolpez Kolpe (2003), with text by Carles Guerra on the latter[p. 578] screened at the Cinema section of the fair curated by Carolina Grau.

Itinerarios 07-08 : XV becas de artes plásticas : Leonor Antunes, Christian Bagnat, Mira Bernabéu, Rafel G. Bianchi, Cabello-Carceller, Iñaki Garmendia, Carlos Irijalba, Isabel María, Renata Lucas. [Exh. cat.]. Santander, Fundación Marcelino Botín, 2009, pp. 116; 188.

Catalogue of works by the 9 recipients of the  XV Fundación Marcelino Botín artist grants, exhibited at the foundation headquarters, Santander (23/01-15/03/2009). With text by Nuria Enguita May —member of the jury with Ignasi Aballí, Lara Almarcegui and Joan Bautista Peiró— and images of works by Iñaki Garmendia: WFS (Esperando la señal) (2007-2008); WFS/WallRock-Noche (2008) [p. 116-131]. Also including “Stereo”, a text by Mark Chandler [p. 116], and artist CV [p. 188]

Selected #4 : Una font per els amants del videoart : a source for videoart lovers. [S.l.] : Screen Projects, [2009], p. 30.

Publication covering recent video art works selected by the committee of the 7th edition of LOOP 2009 video art fair (28-30/05/2009), Barcelona, including Garmendia’s Kolpez Kolpe (2003) at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Pamplona, with images of the set where the video was recorded and a text by Carles Guerra in English [pp. 30-31].


Awarded artist residency in Cairo by Hangar-Contemporary Image Collective.

Solo exhibitions:

→  Iñaki Garmendia : Kolpez Kolpe. Lleida, Centre d’Art La Panera, 10 March – 25 April 2010.

Group exhibitions:

ARCOmadrid_[2010]. Madrid, Recinto Ferial Juan Carlos I : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), 17 – 21 February 2010.

Rock. Bayonne, Musée Bonnat, 12 March – 26 April 2010.

Invitation to the exhibition Rock. Bayonne, Musée Bonnat, 12 March – 26 April 2010.

La sombra del habla : colección MACBA. Seul, National Museum of Contemporary Art of Korea, 13 July – 3 October 2010.

ARCOmadrid 2010. Madrid: ARCOmadrid/Ifema, Feria de Madrid: Tf Editores, 2009, p. 194.

Catalogue of ARCO’2011, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz [p. 194].

“Kolpez Kolpe. Iñaki Garmendia sobre los denominadores comunes de la juventud”, Magacín digital de la cultura contemporánea, Madrid, 16/03/2010.

Article on Kolpez Kolpe for exhibition programme at Centre de Documentació del Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida (10/03-25/04-2005), explaining the making of the piece and the main characteristics of the artist’s work.

La condició de la imatge. [Exh. cat.]. Lleida, Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs, cop. 2010.

Exhibition catalogue for La condició de la imatge, Gothic Hall, IEI-Institut d’Estudis Ilerdencs, Lleida (17/12/2009-14/02/2010) with works by Carles Guerra, Vlad Nancă/Asier Mendizabal and Iñaki Garmendia. Includes still image and photo of screened work, Goierri Konpeti (2001) with Catalan text on the piece by curator Carlota Gómez.

La sombra del habla : colección MACBA. [Exh. cat.]. Seoul, Kungnip Hyondae Misulgwan, cop. 2010, p. 194-195

Catalogue of exhibtion of the MACBA Collection at the Korean National Museum of Contemporary Art (Seul, 13/07/2010-03/10/2010), including stills from Kolpez Kolpe (2003) by Iñaki Garmendia in the section “El teatro y la actuación” (“Theatre and Acting”) [p. 194-195]. With essays by Soo-Jung Kang, Bartomeu Marí and Ángela Molina in Spanish and Korean with versions in English.


Solo exhibitions:

→  Iñaki Garmendia : katakrak. Barcelona, Virreina Centre de la Imatge, 14 July – 2 October 2011.

Invitation to the exhibition Iñaki Garmendia : katakrak. Barcelona, Virreina Centre de la Imatge, 14 July – 2 October 2011.

Group exhibitions:

ARCOmadrid_[2010]. Madrid, Recinto Ferial Juan Carlos I : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), 16 – 21 February 2011.

→ 1979 : un monument a instants radicals. Barcelona, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, 11 March – 12 June 2011.

KATAKRAK: Iñaki Garmendia. [Exh. cat.]. Barcelona:  Barcelona City Council, Institut de Cultura, 2011.

Catalogue of solo exhibition at Virreina Centre de la Imatge,  Barcelona, titled Katakrak (14/07-02/10/2011) including “Metraje”, a text by Peio Aguirre, in Spanish, Catalan and English. The text basis its analysis of the artists work on videos such as S.T. (Orbea) (Orduña) (2007), Bolueta (2011), Kolpez Kolpe (2003), Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger (2004), and series such as Txitxarro (2000). With black and white images and brief artist bio.

Maite Garbayo. “Iñaki Garmendia: Katakrak” [Web], A*Desk. Barcelona, no. 85, 27/09/2011.

Article on Katakrak (14/07-02/10/2011). The writer comments on the various pieces in the exhibition, stating that “Garmendia’s videos operate from inside an amalgam of signs. They make use of the supremacy of the moving image in the age of mass media, seeking to question dominant forms of representation; and explore the boundaries and possibilities of representation itself”.

ARCOmadrid 2011: 30th Anniversary. Madrid: ARCOmadrid/Ifema, Feria de Madrid: Ediciones del Umbral, 2011, p. 254.

Catalogue, ARCO’2011, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz [p. 254].

“Iñaki Garmendia, en Arco”, El Diario Vasco, San Sebastian, 18/02/2011.

Press release on Iñaki Garmendia at ARCO, Madrid, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz,  Garmendia presented the sculpture Sin título (Seis picos), which according to the artist was “a reconstruction of a work by Robert Smithson, enlarged to three times its size, built as a single module using loudspeakers incorporating sound. (…) One of the biggest references in my work is everything that relates to (underground) suburban music”.

Entre chien et loup : obras de la Colección Meana Larrucea. [Madrid], Iberdrola, 2011, pp. 264-265.

Exhibition catalogue for Entre chien et loup, 66 works from the Meana-Larrucea collection, Torre Iberdrola, Bilbao (03/2013). Organised as an essay in images and text with contributions by Guillermo Paneque, Javier Montes, Gérard Wajcman and Xabier Sáenz de Gorbea. Includes images of S/T. Txitxarro (Testigos Dos y Uno) (2010) by Iñaki Garmendia [p. 264-265.]. Also published in Basque.


Solo exhibitions:

→  Octava lección: entre una imagen y una cosa, lo que queda es trabajo. Bilbao, Bulegoa z/b, 16 December 2012.

Group exhibitions:

→ ARCOmadrid 2012. Madrid, Ifema : Galería Moisés pérez de Albéniz (Pamplona/Iruña), 15 – 19 February 2012.

→  Materiality [Alternativa 2012 : International Visual Arts Festival]. Gdansk, Hall 90B, 25 May – 30 September 2012.

→  Gravity & Disgrace ep. II. Santiago de Compostela, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, 13 July – 30 September 2012.

Montage of Attractions : Pull the Thread : Artium Collection. Vitoria, Artium-Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, 5 October 2012 – 6 January 2013.

Iñaki Garmendia. Octava lección: entre una imagen y una cosa, lo que queda es el trabajo. [Web]. Bilbao: Bulegoa z/b, 2012.

Short presentation of Lesson 8, Bulegoa z/b, 2012: Entre una imagen y una cosa, lo que queda es el trabajo (16/12/2012). Basque/English translations.

ARCOmadrid 2012: International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid: ARCOmadrid/Ifema, Feria de Madrid, 2012, p. 256.

Catalogue, ARCO’2012, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz [p. 256].

Miren Jaio. A Collection of Prints: Visual Arts in the Basque Country. San Sebastian, Etxepare Basque Institute, D. L. 2012.

Publication addressing a collection of prints in relation to the Basque Country coordinated by Miren Jaio, with a text contributed by her including a chronological review of the topic. Jaio cites and comments on Garmendia’s Kolpez Kolpe (2003) and Red Light/Straight Edge (2005). Illustrations included of these works; English translation of the text. Download. 

Materialnosc = Materiality. [Exh. Cat – CD(.pdf)]. [Gdansk], 2012, p. 3, 5, 47, 125.

Bilingual Polish/English catalogue for Materiality, Hall 90B de Gdansk (Polonia) (25/05-30/09/2012) part of the Alternativa 2012 cycle of exhibitions, curated by Aneta Szylak, Arne Hendriks, Inés Moreira and Leire Vergara, including around 30 international artists. Includes exhibition map, introductions by curators and images of Garmendia’s video S.T. Orbea (2007), claiming that “The work explores the specifity of the object following a rather structural/materials approach of recording, so to say, a process in which narrative is avoided and the usage of the camera becomes a formal operation” [p. 47]. Also including brief artist bio [p. 125].


Solo exhibitions:

→  Police/car. Madrid, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, 25 May – 1 July 2013.

Invitation to the exhibition and exhibition views from Police/car. Madrid, Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, 25 May – 1 July 2013. Press release.

→ Cine de acción. Camina o reinventa : culpa, crimen y narración : primera parte : Navidades de la Tierra (reconstrucción). Leon, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Laboratorio 987, 12 December 2013.

Group exhibitions:

→  ARCOmadrid 2013 : International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid, Recinto Ferial Juan Carlos I : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), 13 – 17 February 2013.

→  Constellation Europa. San Sebastian, San Telmo Museoa , 21 February – 21 April 2013.

→  Entre chien et loup : obras de la Colección Meana Larrucea. Bilbao, Torre Iberdrola, 18 March – 31 May 2013.

Public Treasure : (Economies of Reality) : Artium Collection. Vitoria, Artium-Arte Garaikideko Euskal Zentro-Museoa, 4 October 2013 – 14 September 2014.

→  Estampa, arte múltiple : 21th International Contemporary Multiple Art Fair. Madrid, Matadero : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid) 10 – 13 October 2013.

→  Garmendia, Maneros Zabala, Salaberria : proceso y método. Bilbao, Guggenheim Bilbao, 31 October 2013 – 16 February 2014.

Exhibition images courtesy of Guggenheim Bilbao.

Iñaki Garmendia. Police/Car. [Press release]. Madrid : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, 2013.

Press release for Police/Car exhibition by Iñaki Garmendia at Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Madrid (25/05-01/07/2013). The text asserts that the Police/Car installation structures the works as a whole and creates different vanishing points with entries and exits into and from the whole. The decision to show each series incompletely and in fragments together with the use of the counterpoint as a technique, is due to the artist’s desire to fracture the inherent textual foundation of the each image and explore the fault lines within the image itself.

“El artista Iñaki Garmendia participa mañana en el ciclo ‘Cine de Acción. Camina o reinventa’ del Musac” [Web] Diario de León, Leon, 11/12/2013.

Newspaper article on Iñaki Garmendia’s intervention, Culpa, crimen y narración, at Laboratorio 987, Musac, Leon, part of the cycle “Cine de acción. Camina o reinventa”. The artist’s proposal Navidades en la Tierra is based on a predetermined technical setup: 2 video channels placed next to one another, and 2 rectangles of green light overlaid by the voice of a narrator, through which the viewer is submitted to a programmed form of time.

S.T. Orbea (Orduña). Iñaki Garmendia. [Web (under construction)]. Barcelona : Fundación Macba, 2013.

Description of S.T. Orbea (2007), purchased by MACBA, Barcelona in 2013. Technical information is complemented with a text stating, “The anti-narrative nature of this piece makes it self-referential, turning the bicycle into a sculpture. There is a fascination for the forms of the S.T. Orbea, the images of which are simultaneously abstract and hyper-realistic. The close-ups show disconnected, seemingly abstract pieces, yet the different parts together create a recognisable reality which has been studied in such minute detail it might be classified as hyper-realistic”.

ARCOmadrid 2013: International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid: ARCO/ IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, cop. 2013, p. 222.

Catalogue, ARCO’2013, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz [p. 222].

Garmendia, Maneros Zabala, Salaberria: proceso y método = process and method. [Exh. cat.]. Bilbao: Guggenheim Bilbao, 2013, pp. 16; 28; 120; 126.

Catalogue, Proceso y método, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao  (31/10/2013-16/02/2014) on the artistic trajectories of Iñaki Garmendia, Erlea Maneros Zabala and Xabier Salaberria, curated by Lucía Aguirre and Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya. Introductory curatorial texts followed by “El encuentro con el cuerpo: lenguaje y fisicidad en las películas de Iñaki Garmendia”, Tanja Baudoin, with English translation and images [p. 16-27]. Also includes images of Kolpez Kolpe (2003); Red Light/Straight Edge (2006); S/T Orbea (Orduña) (2007); NO R.S. (99 Red Love Balloons) (2008); Txitxarro (2000); Sin título (seis picos) (2011); CCC-MT* (All The Measures Are Taken) (2011); Bozo (1998/2013); Bomber (2013); Faux Départs (2012); Villas Vascas (Villas Basques); and Ikaraundi-EQDALOS (Cabeza arrodillada contra la pared) (2013), made specifically for the museum collection [pp. 28-53]. With brief artist bio [p. 120] and complete list of works in exhibition [p. 126].

Efectos de superficie. Iñaki Garmendia y Leire Vergara. [Unpublished interview]. [Bilbao : Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2013].

Unpublished dialogue between Leire Vergara and Iñaki Garmendia for Garmendia. Maneros Zabala. Salaberria. Proceso y método, Guggenheim Bilbao (31/10/2013-16/02/2014). The artist answers questions on his work process, the importance of the script, interrelationships between different works, text/image correspondence, and tensions between subject and object.

Juan Pablo Huércanos. “El aura y la huella. Iñaki Garmendia revisa a Oteiza y Sarriegui”. [Web]. Alzuza : Blog, Museo Oteiza, 17/12/2013.

Article on Garmendia’s work Ikaraundi-EQDALOS, in Garmendia. Maneros Zabala. Salaberria. Proceso y método, Guggenheim Bilbao (31/10/2013-16/02/2014). According to the writer, “Garmendia’s project is based on the loss, the absence of the real bust, but the permanence and pregnancy of the image of it, its representation. Replete with resonances, it addresses important questions on the essence of sculpture, linking it to the works and haphazard lives of Oteiza and Sarriegui” With different images of past works and the present piece. [Currently unavailable]

Mikel Onandia. “Birsortzea, jabetzea eta interpretatzea”, Berria, Andoain, 07/12/2013.

Critique of Garmendia. Maneros Zabala. Salaberria. Proceso y método, Guggenheim Bilbao (31/10/2013-16/02/2014). On Garmendia’s work, the writer comments “Narratiboagoa da Garmendiaren lana; bideo ugari bildu dituzte, intrahistoria eta subkultura lokala hizpide direlarik nagusiki. Hainbat lan zuzen eta interesekoak dira, hala nola eraldatutako kartografiak, Txitxarro (2000) seriea eta Kolpez kolpe (2003) ikus-entzunezkoa; baina oraingoan ere museorako gauzatu lana nabarmenduko nuke, EQDALOS (burua paretan kontra belaunikatua), Jose Sarriegi pintoreari Oteizak eskainitako eskultura galduaren gaineko berreraikuntza dotorea, bigarren mailako arrazoiengatik zeresana eragin duena.”

“Enfado del artista Iñaki Garmendia con el Guggenheim por no exponer una de sus obras”,, 30/10/2013.

Newspaper article on Iñaki Garmendia’s anger at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao owing to problems with the work Ikaraundi-EQDALOS, specifically created for the exhibition Garmendia. Maneros Zabala. Salaberria. Proceso y método (31/10/2013-16/02/2014).

Estampa, arte múltiple : 21st International Contemporary Multiple Art Fair. [Exh. cat. CD-(.pdf)]. Madrid, Matadero, 2013, p. 81.

Pdf catalogue, Estampa Art Fair, Matadero Madrid (10-13/10/2013). Mentions Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz [p. 81].

Arte español contemporáneo, 1992-2013. [Madrid], La Fabrica, 2013, pp. 128, 328-329, 347.

Book, directed by Rafael Doctor Roncero and organised into 10 chapters on different themes by Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Glòria Picazo, Álvaro de los Ángeles, Rafael Doctor Roncero, Tania Pardo, Sergio Rubira, Óscar Alonso Molina, Beatriz Herráez, Manuel Segade and David Barro. Intended as a tool for a possible cartography of Spanish art of the previous 20 years. In her text “Estrategias narrativas”, Beatriz Herráez examines Kolpez Kolpe (2003), with images reproducing the exhibition setup [p. 328-329].

The Europe(n) Book. [Exh. cat.]. Berlin: jovis Verlag Gmbh, 2013, pp. 172-183.

Catalogue of the project Europe to The Power of (n), a reflection on the idea of Europe with exhibitions in different cities in Europe, including San Telmo Museum Donostia-San Sebastian. Iñaki took part in this collective exhibition, titled Europe Constellation, with Kolpez/kolpe (2003).


Group exhibitions:

ARCOmadrid 2014 : International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid, Recinto Ferial Juan Carlos I : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), 19 – 23 February 2014.

Artea oinez ’14. Pamplona/Iruña, Sala de Armas de la Ciudadela, 4 – 27 April 2014.

Suturak : cerca a lo próximo. San Sebastian, San Telmo Museum, 24 October 2014 – 25 January 2015.

ARCOmadrid 2014: International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid: ARCO/IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, cop. 2014, p. 342.

Catalogue ARCO’2014, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz [p. 342].

Suturak: Cerca a lo próximo. [Exh. cat.]. [Donostia / San Sebastian]: San Telmo Museum, 2014, pp. 7, 47-49, 112.

Exhibition guide for Suturak. Cerca a lo próximo, San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian (25/10/2014-25/01/2015) in collaboration with Artium, Vitoria, curated by Xabier Sáenz de Gorbea and Enrique Martínez Goikoetxea with works by approximately 100 Basque artists. Includes images and text on Garmendia’s work Villas Vascas (Serie I-IV) (2013) [p. 47], with brief artist bio [p. 112].

Tesoro Público (economías de realidad) [Exh. cat.]. [Vitoria], Artium,  Basque Museum – Centre of Contemporary Art, 2014, p. 290.

Catalogue for Tesoro público exhibition, Artium Museum, Vitoria (04/10/2013-14/09/2014), curated by Juan Luis Moraza, with around 350 pieces from the museum collection. The exhibition intended to reflect on the functions of the museum as a place for elaborating and gestating the common heritage. With photographs of the exhibition spaces and texts by the curator, and technical details of selected pieces including Izenik Gabe/Sin título (seis picos) (2011) by Iñaki Garmendia [p. 290].

Xabier Sáenz de Gorbea. “Los recovecos de la memoria”, en Deia, 01/02/2014, p. 70.

Exhibition critique of Garmendia. Maneros Zabala. Salaberria. Proceso y método, Guggenheim Bilbao (31/10/2013-16/02/2014). Asserts that Garmendia “filters what is absent in the memory of Oteiza’s head, of which the only thing that remains is the succinct information of a photograph. His approach is methodical, serious and reflective. It has the precision of a documentary basis and appears to penetrate into a hermetic world”.


Group exhibitions:

M/Other Tongue. London, Tenderpixel Contemporary Art Gallery, 23 January – 28 February 2015.

Images courtesy of Tenderpixel.

Elecciones afectivas : [expediente I/B]. Durango, Durangoko Arte eta Historia Museoa, 5 February – 8 March 2015.

Artea Oinez’15. Pamplona, Buhardilla de la Ciudadela, 10 April – 3 May 2015; Elizondo, Casa de Cultura Arizkunenea, 6 – 21 May 2015.

→  Punk : sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo. Móstoles, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, 25 March – 4 October 2015; Vitoria, Artium, 23 October 2015 – 31 January 2016; MACBA, Barcelona, 13 May – 25 September 2016

M/Other Tongue. London : Tenderpixel & Tenderbooks, 2015, pp. 2, 18.

Published for M/Other Tongue exhibition, Tenderpixel Contemporary Art Gallery, London (23/01-28/02/2013) with works by 5 international artists, curated by Sabel Gavaldon. With curator’s introduction and brief text on Iñaki Garmendia [p. 18], who exhibits Kolpez Kolpe (2003). Includes programme of events including performative reading of Gauaz parke batean by Iñaki Garmendia in collaboration with Itziar Bilbao Urrutia [p. 2].

Elecciones afectivas. [Exh. cat.]. Durango, Durangoko Arte eta Historia Museoa, 2015, p. 24.

Exhibition catalogue for Elecciones afectivas [Expediente I/B] presenting part of the Ipiña-Bidaurrazaga collection, curated by Xabier Sáenz de Gorbea at Durango Art and History Museum (05/02-08/03/2015). With brief curatorial text and images of the, 39 works on exhibition, including Garmendia’s Serie Villas Vascas, PL-28 (2013) [p. 24].

Artea Oinez ’15. [Exh. cat.(CD-.pdf)]. Baztan, Baztango Udala; Pamplona, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona = Iruñako Udala, 2015, p. 56.

Pdf exhibition catalogue for Artea Oinez’15, Buhardilla de la Ciudadela, Pamplona (06-21/05/2015) on occasion of the 2015 edition of Nafarroa Oinez at Baztan. With image of Titulorik Gabe P/A II (a mí a ti) (2015), Iñaki Garmendia [p. 56].

Punk : sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo. [Exh. cat.]. Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid ; Vitoria, Álava Provincial Government, 2015, pp. 78, 90, 92.

Exhibition catalogue for Punk. Sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo, curated by David G. Torres for CA2M-Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles (25/03-04/10/2015); Museo Artium de Vitoria (23/10/2015-31/01/2016); and MACBA, Barcelona (13/05-25/09/2016). With Spanish/English texts by David G. Torres, Glòria Guso, Eloy Fernández Porta, Iván López Munuera and Servando Rocha, analysing Punk from different angles and in relation to the exhibition. Includes images of the installation of Garmendia’s Kolpez Kolpe (2003) [p. 78]. Download. 

Iñaki Garmendia. ‘Systema, seguido de “Qué difícil es ser un dios”’. [Talk]. Kalostra, San Sebastian, 21/08/2015.

Talk by Iñaki Garmendia for Incurso programme, Kalostra art school, San Sebastian.

THE. [Fanzine]. Tenderpixel ; London, Great Britain, 2015.

Fanzine edited on the occasion M/Other Tongue, collective exhibition at Tenderpixel Gallery, London.


Group exhibitions:

ARCOmadrid 2016. Madrid, Feria de Madrid : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), 24 – 28 February 2016

Artea Oinez ’16. Pamplona, Ciudadela, Sala de Armas,22 April – 22 May 2016

→  IX. AMP “Historia”. German Andino, Iñaki Garmendia, Onintza Etxebeste.  Bilbao, Okela Sormen Lantegia, 18 June 2016.

21 urte, 21 artista : Xabier Saenz de Gorbearen omenez. Zarautz, Sanz Enea Kultur Etxea, 3 June – 10 July 2016; Bilbao, Windsor Kulturgintza, 8 – 30 September 2016.

1989. Tras las conversaciones de Argel. Delirio y Tregua. [Donostia / San Sebastian 2016 : Tratado de paz : Caso de estudio]. Vitoria, Artium-Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, 11 August – 1 November 2016; Barcelona, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 11 November 2016 – 15 January 2017.

ARCOmadrid 2016: International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid: ARCOmadrid/Ifema, Feria de Madrid, 2016.

Catalogue, ARCO’2016, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz.

1989 : Aljerreko elkarrizketen ondoren : delirioa eta su-etena [Exh. cat.] San Sebastian, 2016, p. 32.

Small exhibition catalogue for 1989. Tras las conversaciones de Alger. Delirio y tregua, Artium, Vitoria (11/08-01/11/2008); and Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (11/11/2016-15/01/2017) for the project Tratado de paz San Sebastian 2016, European Capital of Culture. With text by Carles Guerra in Basque/Spanish/French/English; images, and list of works including Txitxarro (2000), Planos I y II (Verja) (2011) and Planos líneas montañas III (2011), Iñaki Garmendia [p. 32]. Download.



ARCOmadrid 2017. Madrid, Recinto Ferial Juan Carlos I : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), 22 – 26 February 2017.

→  Artea Oinez ’17. Pamplona, Palacio del Condestable, 7 April – 6 May 2017.

Levanta el telón = Raise the curtain. Madrid, Galería Moises Pérez de Albeniz, 18 November 2017 – 13 January 2018.

ARCOmadrid 2017: International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid: ARCOmadrid/Ifema, Feria de Madrid, 2017.

Catalogue, ARCO’2017, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz.

Raise the curtain. [CD-.pdf]. [Madrid, Moisés Pérez de Albéniz], 2017.

Pdf exhibition catalogue for Raise the curtain, curated by Antoine Henry Jonquères at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Madrid (18/11/2017-13/01/2018). Includes reproductions of works by the approximately 20 artists, including Plans (Fence) (2011), Iñaki Garmendia, with brief explanatory text on the piece, which was inspired by the fence of the Txitxarro nightclub, destroyed by a bomb placed by ETA.

Javier Viar. Historia del arte vasco: de la Guerra Civil a nuestros días, 1936-2016. Bilbao : Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, 2017, vol. II, pp. 589, 923, 1093, 1113, 1135, 1151-1158, 1183, 1188.

The History of Basque Art compiled by Javier Viar. Two volumes bringing together more than 300 artists from the postwar period to the present day. With chronological presentation of Garmendia’s career, from his period in training, through principal works and exhibitions to 2013. Inlcudes reproductions of Izarra (2005) [fig. 403; p. 115] and Sin título (verja) (2011) [fig. 404; p. 1156].



ARCOmadrid 2018. Madrid, Ifema : Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid), 21 – 25 February 2018.

Después del 68 : arte y prácticas artísticas en el País Vasco, 1968-2018. Bilbao, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, 7 November 2018 – 28 April 2019.

ARCOmadrid 2018: International Contemporary Art Fair. Madrid: ARCOmadrid/Ifema, Feria de Madrid, 2018, p. 336.

Catalogue, ARCO’2018, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz [p. 336].

Después del 68 : arte y prácticas artísticas en el País Vasco, 1968-2018. [Exh. cat.]. Bilbao : Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, 2018, pp. 103, 115, 116, 231, 281.

Exhibition catalogue for Después del 68, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (7/11/2018-28/04/2019),  a revision of art practices in the Basque Country over the past 50 years via a selection of approximately 150 pieces, curated Miguel Zugaza, Miriam Alzuri and Begoña González. Includes still from Garmendia’s S.T. Orbea (2007), one of the selected works [p. 231]. Kolpez kolpe (2002-2003) is cited, with image, in Peio Aguirre’s article “Periodizando los años noventa. Sujetos deseantes” [p. 103]; and Miren Jaio, in the chapter “Desde aquí hasta el fin del mundo. 2008-2018” speaks of Garmendia’s exhibition Katakrak, Palacio de la Virreina, Barcelona (2011), and includes a view of the works Líneas de montaña (I-IV) and Sin título (verja)  [pp. 115-116]. The cover of the exhibition catalogue for Garmendia; Maneros Zabala; Salaberria. Proceso y método, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2013) is also reproduced [p. 281]. A chronology by Mikel Onandia includes references to Garmendia’s principal exhibitions and projects [pp. 400, 421, 428, 440, 443, 445, 451, 465, 469, 472, 476, 478, 479, 481, 482, 483, 487, 499, 503 y 505].


Suturak: Cerca a lo próximo. [San Sebastian] : San Telmo Museum, 2019, pp. 70-71; 144.

Published posthumously, this work completes and concludes Suturak, exhibited by Garmendia at  San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian, in 2014. With texts by curators Enrique Martínez Goikoetxea and Xabier Sáenz de Gorbea, and transcription of a guided exhibition visit by Sáenz de Gorbea in which he talks about and illustrates Garmendia’s piece Villas Vascas (Serie I-IV) (2013) [pp. 70-71]. Includes English translation.


Group exhibition:


ARCOmadrid 2020 Madrid, IFEMA Feria de Madrid : Galería Moisés Pérez Albéniz (Madrid), 26 February – 1 March 2020.

Artea Oinez 2020. Pamplona/Iruña, Palacio del Condestable, 24 July – 30 August 2020.

ARCOmadrid 2020: International Contemporary Art Fair. [Versión online] Madrid: ARCOmadrid/Ifema, Feria de Madrid, 2017, p. 328.

Catalogue, ARCO’2020, mentioning Iñaki Garmendia at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz [p. 328].


Presenta las siguientes exposiciones en solitario:

→  Ratatatatat, exposición inaugural de Atoi, nueva sede de Tractora Koop. Bilbao, dentro del programa FOKU,  26 Junio de 2021-15 de Octubre 2021.

Installation views at Atoi, Bilbao. Photographs by Mikel Eskauriaza.

FOKU: Iñaki Garmendia. [Recurso Web]. 


Gorka Arrese. “Ingeltsuaren forma organikoak”, Berria, 10/08/2021, p. 10.

Review of Iñaki Garmendia´s “Ratatatat” solo show at Atoi by Gorka Arrese

Jone Alaitz Uriarte. “Pogoak, rallyak eta ur sakonak”, Argia, 2021/10/17.

Review of Iñaki Garmendia´s “Ratatatat” solo show at Atoi by Jone Alaitz Uriarte titled “Pogoak, rallyak eta ur sakonak”, which includes a number of video pieces which have been shown at

Jone Gartzia Gerra. «Traktorearen atoia», Ortzadar – Deia, 30/10/2021, p. 02

Journal review in which Jone Gartzia writes about Atoi and the exhibition titled “Ratatatat” that Iñaki Garmendia is showing in that space.

Pablo Marte. «Sector Conflictivo. #02: Iñaki Garmendia», Basilika. Podcast, 85 min. 31 sec.

The second podcast of Basilika in the “Sector Conflictivo” series by Pablo Marte is dedicated to Ratatatat, the exhibition that Iñaki Garmendia has produced and showed in Atoi. “#02: Ratatatat, Iñaki Garmendia” is a mix two interviews, the first of which took place in Consonni, and the second in Atoi. The podcast contains an insightful and generous reflection on Iñaki’s work and methodology. The music that completes the interview is sourced from two audio tracks that Iñaki produced in Poland in 2007-2008, which compile a series of songs by Polish punk groups, a type of music that was called Fala, an equivalent to Radical Basque Rock.