Agenda Exhibitions

Current

06
Oct
04
Feb
Norman Foster. Common futures

This exhibition seeks to popularize the architect’s work and his vision of the future while revealing his sources of inspiration. The exhibition underlines the continuity [...]

09
Sep
31
Dec
Virtual Reality Space

Espacio Fundación Telefónica Madrid is updating its exhibits and presents the Virtual Reality Space, the first space open to everyone where they can experience virtual [...]

15
Jun
22
Oct
3D. Printing the World

This show revolves around three-dimensional printing technology and its impact on disciplines as varied as medicine, fashion, gastronomy and architecture. If offers the broadest possible [...]

29
Apr
29
Oct
Ada Lovelace. The enchantress of numbers.

Ada Lovelace was a woman of privileged intelligence, a bold visionary who lived a life that, in many respects, bucked the trends of her era. [...]

Upcoming

08
Nov
07
Apr
Mars. The conquest of a dream

The fascination aroused by the red planet is the protagonist of this exhibition, which reflects on the possible arrival of man.

Permanent

2010
Permanent
Instagrammers’ Gallery exhibition, Madrid

From mobile phone to the internet and thence to the walls of Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid. This was the route of the images that [...]

2015
Permanent
The History of Telecommunications

Long-distance communications have undergone a major transformation since the 19th century. Telegrams, manual switchboards, eight-kilometre lines and landlines have evolved to the instantaneous, constant, global [...]

Past

11
May
10
Oct
EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 years of Leica photography

Light, small, easy to handle and carry, the Leica camera could take spontaneous shots with a dynamism that was impossible up until then. We are [...]

22
Feb
23
Apr
Leandro Erlich. Ephemeral Certainties

Elrich presents two of his most representative installations at the Ephemeral Certainties exhibition: Nest of Clouds and Changing Rooms.

10
Feb
28
May
Houdini. The laws of amazement

This exhibition gives us an insight into one of the most famous illusionists of all times. It traces the history of modern magic from fairground [...]

21
Oct
22
Jan
1, 2, 3… Recording! A history of musical recording

A fascinating journey that starts at the dawn of sound recording with equipment such as Scott de Martinville's phonautograph and Thomas A. Edison's phonograph.

20
Oct
22
Jan
The Sound of Music

A history of the recording and playing of music over the years; a fascinating journey that starts at the dawn of sound recording with pieces [...]

05
Oct
05
Feb
Hitchcock, beyond suspense

The collection traces a journey through Hitchcock's life, his icons, the collaborators who brought quality to his work, his portrayal of women, the way he [...]

30
Sep
02
Feb
Theremin Exhibition. The untouchable instrument

This exhibition traces the life of the Russian scientist Lev Sergeyevich Termen and his inventions, concentrating on a particularly fascinating one, the theramin.

30
Sep
02
Apr
Theremin. The untouchable instrument

This exhibition traces the life of the Russian scientist Lev Sergeyevich Termen and his inventions, but concentrates on the invention of the theremin.

16
Jun
16
Oct
Terror in the Laboratory : From Frankenstein to Doctor Moreau

200 years ago, Lord Byron, John Polidori, Percy and Mary Shelley shared a lugubrious evening at Villa Diodati. Ideas emerged from this evening that [...]

27
May
02
Oct
In the Footsteps of Inge Morath. Gazes on the Danube

'In The Footsteps Of Inge Morath. Gazes On The Danube' is an exhibition of photographs from Inge Morath and eight contemporary photographers inspired by the [...]

19
May
11
Sep
Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern

A retrospective curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas which focuses on the individuality of an artist who escapes classification. A new appraisal of the Uruguayan painter ranging [...]

22
Mar
17
Sep
Ignacio de Cárdenas, a pioneering architect

Did you know that the Telefónica building was the first skyscraper to be built in Spain? It was also the tallest building in Europe for [...]

18
Mar
15
May
Pablo Valbuena. Kinematope [technical landscape]

Pablo Valbuena studied Architecture and worked in various video game and film studios and architectural practices in Holland, Canada, the United States and Spain, where [...]

05
Feb
24
Apr
Untitled. The Teléfonica Collection as you’ve never seen it before

The exhibition is aimed at a broad audience and features some 70 paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures by Spanish and international artists. The [...]

06
Nov
28
Feb
Jules Verne. The Boundaries of Imagination

Verne is the source of the curiosity, sense of adventure, discovery and knowledge of many readers who, on reaching adult age, hoped to attempt what [...]

23
Oct
17
Jan
Theo Jansen. Amazing Creatures

Fundación Telefónica Space will be the home of some of these living and fossilized Strandbeest between 23 October 2015 and 17 January 2016. Ordis, Currens [...]

18
Sep
13
Dec
Collection Rarities

Did you think that Telefónica’s technological heritage only comprised switchboards, telephones or different types of cabling? Then think again: among the more than 10,000 objects [...]

16
Jul
04
Oct
Alberto Corazón. Design: The energy of graphic thinking (1965-2015)

Fundación Telefónica has put together a collection of designs by Alberto Corazón spanning over fifty years. There is no area of graphic or industrial design [...]

11
Jun
18
Oct
Luis González Palma. Intangible Constellations

An exhibition curated by Alejandro Castellote that invites the viewer on a retrospective tour using the constellation of themes that make up Luis González Palma's [...]

01
Apr
28
Jun
Jim Campbell. Rhythms of Light

Movement, low resolution, light and abstraction, perception, space and memory invade the ‘Jim Campbell. Rhythms of Light’ exhibition, the first retrospective in Spain of the [...]

14
Mar
24
May
Big Bang Data

Is data the new oil, a source of potentially limitless wealth? The ammunition loading the weapons of mass surveillance? Or must data be, above all, [...]

13
Mar
07
Jun
Diversity Under Threat. Nature-Man-Culture

Ever since the Earth cooled over 4,500 billion years ago, our planet has undergone numerous and very varied changes. The formation of continents and oceans [...]

20
Feb
28
Jun
The Mechanical Encyclopaedia of Doña Angelita

This exhibition pays tribute to Ángela Ruiz Robles (Doña Angelita), a Spanish schoolteacher who taught from the 1920s to the 1960s in Galicia; a woman [...]

20
Nov
15
Feb
Paco Roca. Dibujante ambulante

'Dibujante Ambulante' might be regarded as the ‘making of’ the most important part of Roca’s work and hence a visit is essential not only to [...]

13
Nov
15
Feb
Nikola Tesla. The future is his

The North-American inventor of Serbian origin, Nikola Tesla (Smiljan, an area with a Serbian majority in what is now Croatia 1856-New York, 1943) was a [...]

29
Oct
08
Mar
Ferran Adrià: Auditing the Creative Process

With this exhibition, Adrià chronicles his creative process during the 25 years he was running El Bulli with the aim of awakening anyone’s creative potential.

11
Jul
08
Feb
Telephonists: the World in their Hands

‘Telephonists: the World in their Hands’ pays homage to the key role that these women played in developing communications in Spain and, indeed, the world.

04
Jun
28
Sep
Arissa. The Shadow and the Photographer, 1922-1936

The exhibition ‘Arissa. The Shadow and the Photographer, 1922-1936’ aims to resurrect the figure of Antoni Arissa, one of the most outstanding Spanish representatives of [...]

14
May
12
Oct
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Biometric Abstraction

This exhibition unveils a very personal, emotional and evocative dimension of the artist’s work.