Karla Tobar Abarca


Karla Tobar Abarca (b. 1981,Quito-Ecuador) is an artist and Researcher in the Art and Technology Department of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU,Bilbao-Spain. She has published scientific articles and given lectures at international conferences in Europe on her research project.

Her work explores the influence of planned obsolescence in Art and how it could become a starting point for artistic production.

She has exhibited in Bilbao Art District 2018 (Bilbao,2018), AFC Alternative Film/ Video Festival (Belgrade,2017), AFO Architekturforum Oberösterreich (Linz,2017), Centro Cultural PUCE (Quito, 2017), BilbaoArte Foundation (Bilbao,2016), Sala Rekalde (Bilbao,2016), Feminist Media Studio - Concordia University (Montreal,2015), Montehermoso Art Center (Vitoria, 2015), Festival Internacional de Arte Experimental MEM (Bilbao,2014), among others. She has participated in the Basque Artist Program organized by the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation and the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum (NYC-Bilbao,2015), received production grants from the Basque Government (2016, 2017, 2019), Etxepare Basque Institute (2017) and BilbaoArte Foundation (2016) and been selected for artist residencies in Wroclaw, Poland and Linz, Austria (2017) as well as for a research residency at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria (2019).


Карла Тобар Абарка, , Sculpture