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IVAM Collection

The permanent collection is undoubtedly the epicenter of IVAM. This is a unique collection, which is one of the most outstanding in Spain and has enabled the IVAM became a museum with great personality. It has an enviable artistic heritage with works from different geographies and cultural contexts: Valencian artists, Spanish, European, Latin American, North American…

Since it began to form in 1985, enriched by continuous acquisitions and donations, with sets of such notable works as Julio González (1876-1942) and Ignacio Pinazo (1849-1916), the IVAM collection has been structured around some conceptual and historical axes that ply the historical avant-garde of the early twentieth century, leading into the second half of that century.

A detailed study of the collection material leads to the conclusion that the innovative and experimental nature of modernism and avant-garde traverses much of the works related to the first four decades of the twentieth century.

Today the collection features the impressive number of 11,322 works in various disciplines: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video, installation, etc.

JULIO GONZÁLEZ INTERNATIONAL PRIZE was established in 2000. The award is given in order to honor artists who stand out for their international projection and their contribution to the modern art development. List of winners

  • gallery G2
  • gallery G3
  • gallery G7
  • gallery G1


20 January 2017 - 15 October 2017

The IVAM has incorporated a new line of artistic activity focusing on specific proposals by various artists which reinforce the museum’s programme of exhibitions by activating areas that have been considered merely functional.


Julio González’s constellations

Between representation and abstraction

23 March 2017 - 14 January 2018

The shift that took place in sculpture in the twentieth century was a response to the new narrative values that appeared in the visual arts and that incorporated advances in science and culture in their proposals.


Robert Frank


15 June 2017 - 15 October 2017

The production of Robert Frank (Switzerland, 1924) is a continuous search that leads us to such a strategies accumulation playing with the image.


THE IVAM PRODUCES. Transition [crasas garden installation]

by Adrián Torres

22 June 2017 - 29 October 2017

We live times of change, of transformation. These moments involve the transition from one state to another, and they are not free from uncertainty. As present travellers we build new realities, we know the origin place, but not necessarily the destination. Infinite transition is perhaps the arrival point.


ANZO. Isolation


29 June 2017 - 05 November 2017

The exhibition that the IVAM is devoting to the Valencian artist José Iranzo Almonazid, known artistically as Anzo (Utiel, 1931 – Valencia, 2006) is an acclamation of the work of one of the most original and still unknown figures on the Spanish art scene.



Line and color in the IVAM collection

20 July 2017 - 16 September 2018

This exhibition aims to analyse abstract art practices developed in the post-war period to the present day, from those most sublime to the most ideological proposals, from the object to the concept, trying to unravel their meanings and contradictions, examining their techniques and procedures.


Fanzination! Comic fanzines in Spain

27 July 2017 - 26 November 2017

Fanzination! shows a careful selection of fanzines comic from the collection donated by Alvaro Pons. It offers a visual tour throughout the history of this type of artistic manifestation, focusing particularly on the Valencian fanzine and the fanzine produced today in our country, ...


In Rebellion. Female Narratives In The Arab World

14 September 2017 - 28 January 2018

This exhibition explores the realities of the Arab world since the nineties, seen through the different perspectives of female artists. Also there are works included on reflecting the construction of femininity by men.

Catalogue access

From here anyone interested in knowing the IVAM collection funds can consult freely. This space is also directed to researchers who need to know the titles, execution date, size or type of work of the pieces that are part of the museum’s collection.


The IVAM collection is organized around criteria that emphasize its strong specific personality. Is committed to combining modern and contemporary, global and local, chronological and transversal, perceptive and research, discursive and participatory.

IVAM Collection is divided into eight central themes that underpin a unique museum, with characteristics different from the others, with an identity defined based on the study and analysis of the last century artistic languages: Julio González and Ignacio Pinazo (two key benchmarks in the beginning of modernity), Analytical Abstraction, Dreamlike Poetics and Dada, Gestural Informalism, Reality and its chronicles, Urban Cartography, Individual Mythologies and Contemporaneities 1980-2010.

  • Julio González and Ignacio Pinazo
  • Analytical Abstraction
  • Dreamlike Poetics and Dada
  • Gestural Informalism
  • Reality and its chronicles
  • Urban Cartography
  • Individual Mythologies
  • Contemporaneities 1980-2010