Press Release

Motion Autos, Art, Architecture

  • Dates: April 8 – September 18, 2022
  • Concept and Design by Norman Foster, curated with Lekha Hileman Waitoller and Manuel Cirauqui of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and a team from the Norman Foster Foundation and its collaborators.
  • Exhibition organized by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Norman Foster Foundation
  • Sponsored by Iberdrola and Volkswagen Group.
  • Collaborators: AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center in Future, Cadillac in Clay Modelling Studio and Sennheiser in the immersive sound experience.
  • Benefactor: Gestamp


  • Beginnings, Sculptures, Popularising, Sporting, Visionaries, Americana, and Future, are the thematic titles of the galleries that guide the chronological structure of the exhibition.
  • Each gallery in this unique exhibition addresses a particular historical moment or theme in which the intersection of industrial design, art, and architecture are visible.
  • Clay Modelling Studio, presented by Cadillac brings a replica of a clay modelling studio featuring the brand’s first all-electric vehicle LYRIC, to illustrate both original and contemporary production techniques.
  • For Future sixteen schools of design and architecture from around the globe consider today’s problems of urban congestion, resource scarcity, and pollution and present visions for the future of mobility by a new global generation of architects, designers and artists. This gallery has received the support of AIC-Automotive Intelligence Center.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Motion. Autos, Art, Architecture, sponsored by Iberdrola and Volkswagen Group. The exhibition celebrates the artistic dimension of the automobile and links it to the parallel worlds of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and film. Taking a holistic approach, the exhibition challenges the separate silos of these disciplines and explores how they are visually and culturally linked.



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