Ixone Sádaba was born in 1977 in Bilbao, Spain. She graduated in 2001 from the Fine Arts School of the Basque Country. She holds an MFA from the Antonio Lebrija University in Madrid and a certificate program from the International Center of Photography in New York.
Her work has been widely exhibited in private galleries and public institutions such as the Reina Sofia Museum (Spain), the Guggenheim Museum (Spain), MUSAC (Spain), the MoCCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto and the Museum of Contemporary Art in New Orleans. She is currently preparing her doctoral thesis for Goldsmiths University in London.
She has been awarded several prizes: the Convergencias of the Alliance Française & Fundación Pilar Citoler (2012), the Sovereign European Art Prize, Hong Kong (2011), the Generación Prize (2011), the Caja Madrid, Spain (2010) and finalist for the Purificación García Prize, Madrid, Spain (2003), the N.Y. Festival, Gold prize, Pressbook Pearl Harbour (2003), and the Sovereign Art Foundation Prize (2012).
Her work is part of various collections such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, el MNCARS, ARTIUM, The MUSAC, Iberdrola, the BBK, the Madrid community and many private collections. She has been in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, the Delfina Foundation Residency in London/Iraq, Mugatxoan, Fundaçao Serralves in Porto, and Arteleku in San Sebastian, among others.