Es Baluard Foundation

Established on 30th January 2004, Es Baluard currently possesses an important reserve of contemporary art by creators who are either from the Balearic Islands or related to them in some way. As well as exhibiting the works that comprise its collection, Es Baluard holds temporary exhibitions. Since being established, it has held exhibitions of works by artists such as Rebecca Horn (2004), Fabrizio Plessi (2004), Picasso (2006), Jaume Plensa (2006), Andy Warhol (2006), Joan Miró (2006 and 2008), Santiago Rusiñol (2007), Anselm Kiefer (2009), Robert Mapplethorpe (2009), Joana Vasconcelos (2009), Juan Uslé (2010), Alberto García-Alix (2010), Eduardo Arroyo (2011), Christian Boltanski (2011), Amparo Sard (2014) and Thomas Hirschhorn (2016), among others.

The museum is managed by the Es Baluard Foundation, the members of which are the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Island Council of Mallorca, Palma City Council and the Fundació d’Art Serra. In 2008, the Acquisitions Committee was set up, a body comprised of experts from within and external to the museum, with the aim of enlarging the collection. The collection managed by the Es Baluard Foundation is comprised of works owned by the foundation, those ceded by patrons and works from private collections, all of them distinguished by the fact that they are by artists related to the Balearic Islands.

Thus, the Es Baluard Foundation collection is made up of works created by artists associated to the most significant international tendencies that have appeared since the late 19th century – Hermen Anglada-Camarasa, María Blanchard, Norah Borges, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, Jorge Oteiza, Picasso, Santiago Rusiñol, Joaquín Sorolla  and Antoni  Tàpies, among others- right up to our own time – for example, Ignasi Aballí, Miquel Barceló, F. García Sevilla, Rebecca Horn, Shirin Neshat, Jaume Plensa, F. Plessi, Bernardí Roig, Francisco Ruiz de Infante, Amparo Sard, Antoni Socías and Joana Vasconcelos.

Es Baluard Directors since 2004:
Teresa Pérez-Jofre Santesmases (Opening – February of 2004)
Marie-Claire Uberquoi Lebrun (May of 2004 – February of 2008)
Cristina Ros Salvà (February of 2008 – February of 2012)
Nekane Aramburu (March of 2013 – March of 2019)


The functions of the Fundació Es Baluard include the conservation of the museum’s assets of cultural value, the promotion of knowledge, the diffusion of its heritage and the promotion of culture in general. Download here.

Board of Trustees

The Board of the Fundación Es Baluard is comprised of the public institutions that participated in the construction and launching of the museum: Govern de les Illes Balears, Consell de Mallorca, Ajuntament de Palma and Fundació d’Art Serra.

The Board’s functions include those of guaranteeing the foundation’s objectives, exercising control over the foundation, approving its budget and acting as a bridge between the foundation and society.

Board of Trustees at December 2018

Honorary President

His Majesty King Juan Carlos

Founding President

Mr. Pere A. Serra Bauzà


Mr. Antoni Noguera Ortega
Mayor of Palma

Members of the Board
Ms. Francesca Lluch Armengol i Socias

President of the Govern de les Illes Balears

Ms. Francesca Tur Riera

Regional minister for Culture, Participation and Sports

Ms. Catalina Cladera i Crespí

Regional minister for Finance and Public Administrations

Mr. Francesc Miralles Mascaró

First vice-president and executive regional minister for Culture, Heritage and Sports of the Consell de Mallorca

Mr. Iván Sevillano Miguel

Regional minister-elect of the Consell Insular de Mallorca

Ms. Marta Jordà Català

Regional minister-elect of the Consell de Mallorca

Mr. Antoni Noguera Ortega

Mayor of Palma

Mr. Llorenç Carrió Crespí

Councillor for Culture, Heritage, Historical Memory and Linguistic Policy of Palma City Council

Ms. Joana Mª Adrover Moyano

Councillor for Tourism, Commerce and of Palma City Council

Mr. Miguel Rullán Serra

President of Fundació d’Art Serra

Ms. Carmen Serra Magraner

Vice-president of Fundació d’Art Serra

Ms. Ana Rullán Estarellas

Fundació d’Art Serra

Organization chart

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Artistic department          
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Rosa Espinosa
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Irene Llàcer
Educational development, training and public programmes
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Irene Amengual
Mireia Guitart
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Alejandro Alcolea Image email icon
External relations
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Daniel Rebassa Image email icon
Marga Ferrer Image email icon
Director's PA
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Paz Montesinos Image email icon
Núria Jover
Francisco Medrano Image email icon
Andreu Verd
Robert Escobar
Visitor service / ticket office    
Visitor service
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Ticket office
Maria Gayà Image email icon
Ana Huertas
Publics Mediation
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External service companies

Cleaning: Top Clean Baleares SL
Surveillance / Security: Transportes Blindados SA
Gallery assistants: Atese Atención y Servicios SL