He studied Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country. His training continued in various art centres such as Arteleku (San Sebastian), Kunsthauss (Essen) and ISCP (New York).
Gracenea’s work focuses on the questioning of images produced by the structures of inspection, with the central axis of his most recent projects being the architecture of control and the history of prison architecture. Some of these projects have taken place in the Lloyd Sealy Library John Jay College / CUNY, New York, The Academy of Spain in Rome, the project “Models (System and Translation)” displayed in the Leonardo Network of the BBVA Foundation, or in the book on penitentiary architecture “Cahier de Fleurs”.
His work has been exhibited in many institutions such as Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao; CGAC, A Coruña; Bienal Martínez Guerricabeitia, Valencia; Domus Artium, Salamanca; Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Holland; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Artist Space, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León; Espai Quatre, Palma de Mallorca, Museum Moderne Kunst, Mönchengladbach.
His work is also present in Museo ARTIUM, Vitoria, Museo Unión Fenosa, Fundación CAM de Valencia, MUSAC, Fundación Montemadrid, Fundación Enaire, Colección Banco de España, Colección Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, Fundación Botín, Parlamento de la Rioja, AECID, and the Sánchez-Ubiria Collection amongst others.