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 […]


Opening of Esmeralda and Celebration of IBB’s 10th Anniversary

On friday, 21st of October 2016, IBB celebrated their 10th anniversary with the opening of their new multipurpose building Esmeralda. Esmeralda will be the new gallery and exhibition space of IBB where it will be exhibiting parts of it’s extensive collection of artworks made on Curacao by both local and international artists. Esmeralda will also […]


10th anniversary of Instituto Buena Bista

Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) and Klinika Capriles are proud to announce that on Friday, October 21, 2016, they will be celebrating the anniversaries of both institutions. During this celebration IBB will also unveil it’s new space called ‘Esmeralda’ and a new art exhibition of their collection and the collection from Klinika Capriles. Esmeralda will be […]


Second Press Release All You Can Art

All you can Art – David Bade & Tirzo Martha Instituto Buena Bista Curaçao comes to Rotterdam 4 June – 21 August 2016 2nd press release, 25 May 2016 Curaçao meets Rotterdam! The exhibition ‘All you can Art – David Bade & Tirzo Martha’ presents work and work in progress by the founding fathers of […]


IBB Staff member to take Ambrotype workshop

We are delighted to inform you that IBB’s own, Omar Kuwas, is going to be attending an Ambrotypes workshop in Rochester, New York. Ambrotype is a historical photography technique very popular in the second half of the 19th century. Omar has been experimenting and specialising in analog photography methods for quite some time now and […]


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Mette Sterre

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Paul Devens

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