Casas Vivas Mural Project

The Casas Vivas project of the Fundashon Ser’i Otrobanda has been steadily livening up ruinous houses in the Otrobanda area for a good couple of months now. Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) got a chance to participate in this project by tackling a big two story house right on the cruise terminal. This mural was initiated […]


Spektakulo di Kabes di Kadushi

On Thursday, April 27, the Dutch artist in residence at Instituto Buena Bista (IBB), Steven Jouwersma, will present his work as a culmination of his residency. He will do this with a great extravaganza of artistic expression by presenting performances and an art talk about his work. Jouwersma will be presenting his ‘Spektakulo di Kabes […]


IBB Open House

On Saturday, March 25th, IBB is holding its annual open house. Are you a talented youth? Do you know someone who is? Are you interested in the arts and culture in general? Then come check what IBB is all about this Saturday! We’ll be open from 10:00 ‘till 17:00 so visitors can get a good […]


CIFFR Pelikula den Bario: IBB

Want to spend an evening watching a good movie for free? We’re hosting a “CIFFR Pelikula den Bario” event in co-operation with the Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam. The feature presentation will be ‘Landfill Harmonic’. Before that you can also catch ‘Heart of a Monster’; made completely on Curaçao and by our students and staff. […]


Dominican Republic Visit

IBB recently was invited to make a mural in the new building of the Dutch embassy to the Dominican Republic. For this project IBB founders Tirzo Martha and David Bade took IBB alumna Johanna Franco-Zapata and student Duvon Naranjo along. During a week they worked on the mural but also visited two local art academies […]


IBB receives the 2016 Culture Prince

IBB was recently the recepient of the 2016 Culture Prize awarded by the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund Caribbean Region. IBB received this price for it’s works and achievements in the fields of art education and social engagement the last 10 years. During the presentation IBB students did an art performance called ‘Playa Buena Bista’ outside […]


Tirzo Martha at the 2017 edition of the IFFR

IBB co-founder Tirzo Martha is participating this year in one of the side programs of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. He will be exhibiting his work titled ‘Testament of Hope And Failure’ in the ‘Black Rebels’ program of the IFFR. ‘Black Rebels’ seeks to shine a spotlight on films, documentaries, tv-series, and art from and […]


End of year 2016 events at IBB

We’re nearing the end of 2016 and Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) is closing this year with two great presentations. 2016 was the year IBB celebrated it’s tenth anniversary. Founded in 2006 out of a need for more structural artistic and creative education on Curacao, the IBB has spent ten years pushing for cultural, art and […]


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Elke Uitentuis

Artist In Residence
Jan 2018 > Apr 2018

Mette Sterre

Artist in Residence
May 2018 > Aug 2018

Paul Devens

Artist in Residence
Sep 2018 > Dec 2018