Ses Salines, Ibiza, Spain

Originally constructed in 1941, La Nave Salinas was conceived to create jobs during the post civil war crisis in Spain. The plan was to build a warehouse to store the salt in Ibiza, however, its doors remained closed until 2015 when Lio Malca discovered the building. Lio Malca transformed La Nave Salinas into a dynamic exhibition space.

The mission for La Nave Salinas is to give back to the community by showcasing museum quality works
from Lio Malca’s personal collection. 

I have visited Ibiza very frequently during the last decade and a question that I’ve constantly asked myself was how could I show my gratitude to the island that has given me so much. 


After 10 years, I visited La Nave and it was an instant reaction. I realized La Nave was the place to share my biggest passion with the island and try to make the collection accessible to the public. 


My vision is in progress: to continue transforming the space with exhibitions that become not only a tribute to the works in display, but also a tribute to the islands of Ibiza, Formentera and its visitors


-Lio  Malca