Instituto Buena Bista (IBB)

Instituto Buena Bista (IBB)

Instituto Buena Bista. Curaçao Center for Contemporary Art.

The Instituto Buena Bista or IBB offers an orientation course for young talents whom are selected through scouting and then guided and supported towards a future in the creative field.

The institute is open for visitors on weekdays from 1 to 8 PM
Mohikanenweg 8
t +5999 736 36 05
Dutch Caribbean


The Instituto Buena Bista has 3 functions

– een international project platform
– an ‘artist in residence’
– an educational track

These 3 tracks are interconnected which enables students and artists to make this institution an energetic and interactive art center that radiates both locally and internationally and to expand that network. 

Images of students in training at IBB:


Special project in 2014: ‘A work of art for the King!’
Project realized for King’s day 2014: “A work of art for the King!”, was a collaboration between IBB’s founders David Bade and Tirzo Martha, the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen and a selection of High school students of Amstelveen. Together they created a large painting (10 x 10 m) as a gift for King Willem-Alexander. See also News: ‘A work of art for the King!’
On April 26, 2014 the painting was offered to the King, during his visit to Amstelveen on the square in front of the museum.


October 25, 2013: Versia Harris from Barbados, together with her IBB-students.

April 25, 2013: Big new exposition at the Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) with Avantia Damberg, Elspeth Diederix, Jeroen Kooijmans and students of Cleo de Brabander.