01 AUG 2023

Iberdrola España joins the universe of Yayoi Kusama and her iconic red polka dots

  • Torre Iberdrola will 'dress' its base with red circles in a nod to the exhibition that the Japanese artist has at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao until 8 October.
  • Iberdrola España is sponsoring the exhibition 'Yayoi Kusama: from 1945 to today' and, with this initiative, wants to integrate its headquarters into the action of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which has also installed the artist's iconic red dots in the two ponds surrounding the building.
  • The Basque company once again reaffirms its 25-year alliance with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao


Iberdrola España once again reaffirms the alliance it has had with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for 25 years. The Basque company is sponsoring the exhibition of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, 'Yayoi Kusama: from 1945 to today', which will remain at the Bilbao art gallery until 8 October.

In this way, and in order to integrate itself into the universe of the Japanese artist, Iberdrola España joins the action of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which has installed its iconic red dots in the two ponds surrounding the emblematic building. Thus, Torre Iberdrola, the company's headquarters, has dressed its base with polka dots in homage to the work of the person considered the most influential female artist alive today and one of the most sought-after creators in the world.

One of Yayoi Kusama's most representative symbols are polka dots. The artist herself has stated on occasion that "the dot is shaped like the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the world and of our life".

For Ignacio Galán, Executive Chairman of Iberdrola, "it is a great pleasure to promote this exhibition organised by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in collaboration with M+, the first global museum of contemporary visual culture in Asia, comprising 200 paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and archival material. I am confident that all visitors to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will find that the expectations generated by one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions in its annual art calendar will be fulfilled.

Retrospective of the universe of Yayoy Kusama

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents 'Yayoi Kusama: from 1945 to today', an ambitious retrospective dedicated to one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and a cultural icon of the 21st century. The exhibition, sponsored by Iberdrola, will immerse visitors in the obsessive, singular and avant-garde universe of Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Japan), which has developed and evolved over seven decades of an extraordinary artistic career.

From the first drawings she made as a teenager during the Second World War to her most recent immersive works, this retrospective brings together a selection of 200 paintings, sculptures, performances, moving images, large-scale installations and archival material.

Organised according to chronological and thematic criteria, Kusama's creative output is displayed around the major themes and questions that have guided her creative explorations throughout her life: Infinity, Accumulation, Radical Connectivity, the Biocosmic, Death and the Force of Life, as well as situating the works in the diverse political and social realities she has lived through.

See interview with Lucía Agirre, curator of the exhibition 'Yayoi Kusama: from 1945 to today':