Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Since 2019, TBA21 has collaborated with the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, to bring contemporary works from the TBA21 collection into unique conversations within the program of the national museum and to continue the Thyssen-Bornemisza family collection into the future.

City of Córdoba

In 2022, the 20th anniversary year of the foundation, a new situated project was launched in a three-year partnership with the City of Córdoba, which encompasses an array of exhibitions created from the collection, as well as residencies, performances, and educational programs at C3A Córdoba and in public space. The program in Córdoba, with the exhibitions Abundant Futures, Remedios, and the upcoming Ecologies of Peace, places an emphasis on regenerative and healing practices to reorient the relationship with the commons and non-humans toward futures of thriving communities. The works selected from the TBA21 Collection testify to the artistic and ecological ethos of the past two decades of working with artists toward new forms of production, action, inquiry, and environmental conservation.

Alligator Head Foundation

Alligator Head Foundation
(AHF) is a Jamaican-based project spearheaded by TBA21–Academy, focusing on the intersection of science, art, and community. With a collaborative approach to protecting fish stocks, restoring habitats and regenerating local economies, AHF supports the local communities in Portland that depend on fishing as a livelihood. Along with managing the East Portland Fish Sanctuary, AHF is dedicated to supporting cultural production, and the commissioning of ambitious projects that raise ecological, economic, and social issues to the general public, and local community. As such, the Foundation has continuously functioned as an artists' residency for projects supported by TBA21–Academy.

Bauhaus of the Seas Sails

The New European Bauhaus aims to translate the European Green Deal into tangible change on the ground. One of the six New European Bauhaus pilot projects launching in 2022, the main goal of the Bauhaus of the Seas is to demonstrate and achieve solutions for climate neutrality, with a focus on coastal cities as an interface for healthy seas, ocean, and water bodies as a new triangle for sustainability and inclusion. As a partner in the consortium, we are responsible for commissioning and curating the demonstrator projects and ensuring their delivery over the three-year duration of the project. This is another major mandate for our work after being recognized as an official project of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).


S+T+ARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances between science, technology, and the arts, in order to cultivate technological innovation centered on human needs and values. In 2022–2022, TBA21 was part of the S+T+ARTS4Water Consortium, organizing two of the ten S+T+ARTS residencies, hosted in Venice under the umbrella title “The Future of High Waters”.

Bringing together art, technology, and science, the pilot project STARTS4Water aims to tackle one of the most pressing challenges of our times: water management. The project supports artists, researchers, technology experts, and other stakeholders in finding a common ground and language to respond to regional water-related challenges. STARTS4Water builds on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 and especially on SDG 5 ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’ and SDG14 ‘Life Below Water’.


The MSCA-funded MEDiverSEAty project is establishing an interdisciplinary Doctoral Network Training and Research Programme across six European countries. This program will provide training for 10 PhD candidates in marine biodiversity research through a combination of collaborative academic and non-academic projects, alongside local and network-based training. The goal is to emphasize the human role in conservation and promote biodiversity as a central focus of Mediterranean Ocean Literacy.