• Who we are and what we do





Basurama is an artist collective dedicated to research, cultural and environmental creation and production whose practice revolves around the reflection of trash, waste and reuse in all its formats and possible meanings. It was born in the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM) in the year 2001 and, since then, it has evolved and acquired new shapes. Our aim is to study those phenomena inherent in the massive production of real and virtual trash in the consumer society, providing different points of view on the subject that might generate new thoughts and attitudes. We find gaps in these processes of production and consumption that not only raise questions about the way we manage our resources but also about the way we think, we work, we perceive reality.

Far from trying to offer a single manifest to be used as a manual, Basurama has compiled a series of multiform opinions and projects, not necessarily resembling each other, which explore different areas related to trash. We try to establish subtle connections between them so that they may give rise to unexpected reactions. We are not worried about its lack of unity; moreover, we believe it as evocative and potentially subversive values. Besides the visual arts in all its formats Basurama compiles all kind of workshops, talks, concerts, projections and publications.

Basurama acts like a creative linking platform where different agents of the same social network come together. It has created more than 100 projects in the four continents. Its base is in Madrid, but it is also formed by two representative offices, one in Bilbao (Spain) and another one in Sao Paulo (Brazil).



fotodegrupo1366Basurama Madrid is formed by

  • Mónica Gutiérrez Herrero
  • Rubén Lorenzo Montero
  • Alberto Nanclares da Veiga
  • Manuel Polanco Pérez-Llantada

Basurama Milan is formed by

  • Miguel Rodríguez Cruz

Basurama Bilbao is formed by

  • Pablo Rey Mazón

Had been part of Basurama:

  • Carlos Alarcon Allen
  • Benjamín Castro Teran
  • Yago Bouzada Biurrun
  • Juan López-Aranguren Blázquez



You can check our complete curriculum here

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In this video we explain how we see our practice nowadays.

This video from the TV program La Aventura del Saber explains very well many of our recent activities.

In this questionnaire we answer general questions about Basurama, and about and participatory projects and cultural ecosystems.



These people have been interns with us:

Reem Elattar (July 2016- September 2016)

Mathilde Noirot (April 2016- September 2016)

Micol Masetti (January 2016- Julio 2016)

Francesca Vercellino (November 2015- July 2016)

Thibaud Dubrule (April 2016- July 2016)

Elena Gallego (April 2016- June 2016)

Nerea Sanz (April 2016- June 2016)

Martina Borfiga (November 2015- April 2016)

Elisa Zenoni (November 2015- April 2016)

Marta Martín Funes (October 2015- March 2016)

Carolina Reguera Olivares (June 2015- October 2015)

Julia Rubio Ruiz-Ayucar (June 2015- October 2015)

Virginia Merchán Suita (June 2015- October 2015)

Eugenio Tarantino (July 2015- September 2015)

Sara Goic (July 2015- September 2015)

Kim Leou (June 2015- September 2015

Heloise Fontaine (June 2015- September 2015)

David Crespo (April 2015 – June 2015)

Jezabel Mejías (March 2015 – May 2015)

Sandra San Gregorio ( January 2015 – April 2015)

Sara Ababseh ( September 2014- January 2015)

Carol Mattos (June – Diciembre 2014)

Clément Aquilina (September – Decembre 2014)

Silvia Bean (May -August 2014)

Colombine Noubès- Tourés ( February -June 2014)

Julia García Lozano (Febrero-Junio 2014)

Maia Canes (January-March 2014)

Malena Boullosa (January- June 2012)