TBA21 | Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary

TBA21 | Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza | Founder and Chairwoman

TBA21 is a leading international art foundation, founded in Vienna in 2002 by the philanthropist and collector Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza—daughter of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza. It represents the fourth generation of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family’s commitment to the arts.

Over the years, TBA21 has encompassed dedicated artistic research and the production of exhibitions, as well as their dissemination, and related public programming. The foundation has placed a particular emphasis on artworks that investigate the pressing topics of our time, such as the interconnectedness of nature and culture, politics and gender, as well as interspecies relationships. This ongoing practice has led to the formation of a unique collection, which is now being made accessible to audiences in Madrid through a series of exhibitions and activities at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.