Open Earth Foundation is a non-profit Belgium-based organisation which fosters sustainable development and solidarity through art and education. Through its activities, the Foundation promotes and upholds the universal values of inclusion, tolerance and equality.

 Children and artist Cristóbal Gabarrón finding inspiration.

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December 2018

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Children’s drawings ready to board the plane for Brussels. Opening at KANAL Centre Pompidou at 17.30 on Wednesday 19/12 – Free entry – venez nombreux.

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Celebrating today in Geneva Human Rights and the best children drawings with Mrs Michelle Bachelet and artist and president of the jury Cristobal Gabarrón .

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October 2018

Enlightened Universe in Brussels

Enlightened Universe has been created by Spanish artist Cristobal Gabarrón to celebrate the United Nations. Opening in Rond-point Schuman on 25 October to mark UN Day and celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

November 2017

Open Earth Foundation supports Artist Khulekani Msweli, coming from Swaziland…

… and African Clean Energy

September 2017

Open Earth Foundation supports the concert in memory of the legendary singer Violeta Parra, Wednesday 27th September, in Bozar, Brussels

The last compositions of Violeta Parra, by Angel y Javiera Parra, her grandchildren, in Open Earth Foundation

July 2017, Chance meeting in Madrid with Pau Gasol having a board meeting of his foundation; with Cris Gabarrón from the Gabarrón Foundation


June 2017, trip to Swaziland for low cost housing


June 2017, European Development Days, in Brussels


June 2017, interesting seminar organised by the Instituto Cervantes on Solar Energy, Empowering the People


May 2017, Conference on the future of Europe, Europe Day, with the President of European Commission, Bozar, Brussels


May 2017, Latin American Cartographies, Bozar


May 2017, Angel Carro presenting Open Earth Foundation during the Seminar for youth Creative Entrepreneurs organised by the Embassy of Spain



Celebrating Cristobal Gabarron’s visit to Brussels and Latin American Cartographies in Bozar:


May 2017, concert in the Spanish Embassy, Brussels

25 May 2017. After the concert in the Spanish Embassy with Ambassador of Spain Cecilia Yuste, Ambassador of Italy Elena Basile, President of Yehudin Menuhin Marianne Poncelet, gallerist Roberto Polo and UN official Carlos Jimenez

Young musicians from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation being hosted by OEF after their concert at the Spanish Embassy in Brussels


May 2017, Bushfire festival, Swaziland

Ambassador Nicola Bellomo explaining housing project to Minister

Ambassador Nicola Bellomo with artist Khulekani Msweli


May 2017, Enlightened Universe in Amsterdam

Inauguration with Sebastiaan Capel, Chairman of the Executive Board of Amsterdam


April 11 2017


March 19 2017, Open Earth Foundation collaborated with Alexandra Laudo to An intellectual history of the clock, a performative lecture aimed at a small audience, which focuses on concepts and ideas relating to the social construction of time. It revolves around concepts and ideas like time measurement, the history of clocks, the implementation of clock-time and the standardization movement.

Within the framework of its special event, Alexandra Laudo visited the exciting Clockarium, the Museum of the Art Deco Ceramic Clock, in Brussels, created by Jacques de Selliers, passionate about clock and photos, among others.

More information on http://www.clockarium.org/index.htm


March 10 2017, the III International Congress of Art, Architecture and Heritage – Space and Landscape ‘Homage to Siza’, was organized by the International Chair of the Arts, ‘Cristóbal Gabarrón’ and the Degree in Architecture of the Catholic University of Murcia.

Álvaro Siza

“Siza is a titan of the 20th century and a great architect of the 21st century. It is a luxury to work with a creator of this magnitude”. This is how Cristóbal Gabarrón, president of the Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation, defines Álvaro Siza – the famous architect who is honored at the III International Congress of Art, Architecture and Heritage.

Opening of the exhibition on the project for Gabarrón’s artists residence, designed by Álvaro Siza.

Álvaro Siza working on the Gabarron’s artists residence project with students and Professors of the Universidad Catolica de Murcia.

Visiting site for the construction of the Gabarron’s artists residence project with students designed by Álvaro Siza.

Cristóbal Gabarrón y Angel Carro Castrillo, member of the Cristóbal Gabarrón Foundation.