Bio

ACADEMICAL STUDIES


2017 DOCTORAL THESIS Détournement: a possible reality from the artistic praxis. Cum Laude. Department of Sculpture. College of Fine Arts, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).PhD. Director: Dr. Ana Arnaiz.

2011/12 MA in CONTEMPORARY HISTORY. UPV/EHU.

2010 PROFICIENCY IN ACADEMIC RESEARCH in ART, CITY AND PUBLIC SPACE. College of Fine Arts, UPV/EHU.

2007/09 PhD PROGRAMME in RESEARCH AND CREATION IN ART. UPV/EHU.

2007 TEACHING CERTIFICATE. UPV/EHU.

2005 DEGREE IN FINE ARTS.
UPV/EHU.
Lahti Polytechnic. Lahti, Finland.

 

COMPLEMENTARY FORMATION (SELECTION)


2014 Workshop with JUAN LUIS MORAZA: REPRESENCIALIDAD Sculpture in the Era of the Visual. BilbaoArte Foundation. Bilbao, Spain.

2014 Workshop with RICARDO CASES. Centro de Fotografía Contemporánea (CFC). Bilbao, Spain.

2012 Seminar OTEIZA AND SYNTHESIS OF ARTS. CONSTRUCTION OF AN AESTHETIC. UPV/EHU-San Telmo Museum. Donostia, Spain.

2010 Workshop with PEIO AGIRRE: CULTURAL CRITICISM AND CREATIVE WRITING. Montehermoso Cultural Center. Gasteiz, Spain.

2010 Workshop with EUGENIO DITTBORN: AEROPOSTAL DEVICE AND NOMADS MEMORIES. Arteleku. Donostia, Spain.

2009 Workshop with ISIDORO VALCÁRCEL-MEDINA: DICTATORSHIPS OF DEMOCRACIES. CONCEPT AS EXAMPLE. Arteleku. Donostia, Spain.

2009 Course ART AND CREATIVITY: NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN CONTEMPORARY ART. UPV/EHU.

2008 Course RADICALIZE THE DEMOCRACY: LANGUAGES AND PRACTICES OF NEW SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. University Pablo de Olavide. Seville, Spain.

2007 Workshop with JORGEN LETH: COLLAPSIBLE FICTIONS. Arteleku. Donostia, Spain.

2007 Workshop with GABRIEL COBELLA: DIGITALIZATION AND EDITION THROUGH AVID SYSTEM. Arteleku. Donostia, Spain.

2007 Course DIGITAL ANIMATION WITH 3D. CEINPRO. Donostia, Spain

2005 Course EDUCATION THROUGH CINEMA. Judith Wright Centre. Brisbane, Australia.

2004 Course NEW TEMPORALITY AND NEW SPACES: BODY AND ENVIRONMENT, ART AND TECHNOLOGY. UPV/EHU.

1997/98 STUDIES IN DRAWING AND PRINTING TECHNIQUES. New York Art Students League. New York.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS


2016/21 PROJECT TITLE: CREATION IN ART AND APPLIED AESTHETICS FOR CITY, LANDSCAPE AND COMMUNITY. Jorge Oteiza and the Synthesis of the Arts as Methodology for the Recognition of the Role and Use of Art Production at the End of (Post) Modernity. REFERENCE: IT 1096 UPV/EHU. Consolidated Research Group in Basque University System. Department of Education: Universities and Research, Basque Government. CATEGORY “A” BY ANEP EVALUATION (National Evaluation and Foresight Agency).

2017/19 PROJECT TITLE: ART AND THE TRANSFORMATIONS OF TERRITORIAL COMMON SPACE (Aesthetic Sustainability in Stone Cutting Quarries and Waterfronts). REFERENCE: HAR2016-78241-P. Research Projects_Spanish National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation. Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. State Secretariat for Research, Development and Innovation. Madrid.

2013/17 PROJECT TITLE: RESEARCH IN CONTEMPORARY ART. Research Unity UPV/EHU (UFI).REFERENCE: UFI 11/38

2013/16 PROJECT TITLE: CREATION IN ART AND APPLIED AESTHETICS FOR CITY, LANDSCAPE AND COMMUNITY. Jorge Oteiza and the Synthesis of the Arts as Methodology for the Recognition of the Role and Use of Art Production at the End of (Post) Modernity. REFERENCE: IT655-13 UPV/EHU. Consolidated Research Group in Basque University System. Department of Education: Universities and Research, Basque Government.CATEGORY “A” BY ANEP EVALUATION (National Evaluation and Foresight Agency).

2012 PROJECT TITLE: OTEIZA AND A CEMETERY PROPOSAL FOR AMETZAGAÑA. AN AESTHETIC OF MONUMENTALITY BETWEEN NATURE AND CITY. REFERENCE: EHU10/22.

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, SCOLARSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES (SELECTION)


2017 CREATION-PRODUCTION GRANT, BASQUE GOVERMENT. Department of Education, Linguistic Politics and Culture. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

2017 ART GEMINI PRIZE, London (UK). 1st prize.

2016 PREMIO ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE, with the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Italy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Cà Foscari University of Venice, among others. Venice, Italy. Selected.

2016 BILBAO ARTE FOUNDATION ART PROJECT GRANTS. VENUE SECONDMENT GRANT (Artist in Residence). Bilbao, Spain.

2016 GOIART SARIAK. Ordizia, Gipuzkoa, Spain. Selected

2015 GRANT FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE PLASTIC AND VISUAL ARTS, Etxepare Basque Institute. Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.

2014 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION, Department of Sculpture. College of Fine Arts. UPV/EHU.

2014 CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROJECTS.CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE (EAC), Ministry of Education and Culture. National Office of Culture. Montevideo, Uruguay. Selected.

2014 CREATION-PRODUCTION GRANT, Regional Council of Bizkaia. Department of Culture. Bilbao, Spain.

2014 CULTURAL DISSEMINATION GRANT, BASQUE GOVERMENT. Department of Education, Linguistic Politics and Culture. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

2014 GRANT FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE PLASTIC AND VISUAL ARTS, Etxepare Basque Institute. Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.

2014 SeeMe TAKEOVER TIMES SQUARE. New York (USA). Selected.

2014 MONTEHERMOSO CULTURAL CENTER – COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS UPV/ EHU. Gasteiz-Leioa, Spain. Selected.

2014 STOCKHOLM FRINGE FESTIVAL. Stockholm, Sweden. Selected.

2013 CREATION-PRODUCTION GRANT, BASQUE GOVERMENT. Department of Education, Linguistic Politics and Culture. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

2013 CREATIVES RISING. See | Me Exhibition Space. New York (USA). Selection of piece of work.

2013 JULIA CAMERON AWARD. The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA), ZOOM Magazine, Professional Women Photographers (PWP). London(UK). Finalist.

2013 THE STORY OF THE CREATIVE. See | Me Exhibition Space. New York (USA). Selection of piece of work.

2013 GRAND PRIX DE LA DÉCOUVERT. The de Groot Foundation y Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Paris (France). Nominated.

2013 SEASONS. New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA). New York (USA). Honorable Mention.

2013 ARTE IMPOSIBLE DE ETIQUETAR. Cervezas Alhambra. National call. Spain. 2nd prize.

2012 IPA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. The Lucie Foundation, Los Angeles (USA). Arts. Honorable Mention.

2012 IPA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. The Lucie Foundation, Los Angeles (USA). Culture. Honorable Mention.

2010 SCULPTURAL KNOWLEDGE: RESEARCH CONSULTANCY. Alfa Arte and Sculpture Department, UPV/EHU.

2008/12 RESEARCH TRAINING GRANT, pre-doctoral modality(AE). BASQUE GOVERNMENT. Department of Education, Universities and Research. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

2007 UNIVERSITY EXTENSION OF 3rd COURSE STUDENTS. UPV/EHU-ALHÓNDIGA. Bilbao, Spain.

2004/05 ERASMUS. Young Artists Exchange Program at Lahti Polytechnic. Lahti, Finland.

2004/05 BBK GRANT for further education in the European Union. Bilbao, Spain.

 

SOLO SHOWS


2015 SPIAGGE BIANCHE. Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (EAC). Montevideo, Uruguay.

2014 DESERET HARETATIK. Bastero Culture Centre. Andoain, Gipuzkoa. Spain.

2014 SPIAGGE BIANCHE. At the exhibition curated by Julia Morandeira-Arrizabalaga Ampliación del Campo de Batalla. Montehermoso Cultural Centre. Vitoria-Gasteiz. Spain

 

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION)


2017 PECKHAM INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR. Copeland Park & Bussey Building. London (UK)

2017 PALIMPSESTO. Harriak Exhibition program, Eremuak. Bastero kulturgunea. Andoain, Gipuzkoa. Spain

2017 ART GEMINI PRIZE. Asia House. London (UK).

2017 KRESALA. Gernika-Lumo Arts Center. Gernika, Bizkaia. Spain.

2017 Ribera de Deusto y Zorrotzaurre: Ejemplo de Paisaje Urbano-Marítimo en la ría de Bilbao. COAVN-Bizkaia. Bilbao. Spain.

2016 PREMIO ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE. Arsenale, Venice. Italy.

2016 ATE IREKIAK. BilbaoArte Foundation . Bilbao. Spain.

2016 GOIART SARIAK. Barrena Arts Center. Ordizia, Gipuzkoa. Spain.

2016 Ribera de Deusto y Zorrotzaurre: Ejemplo de Paisaje Urbano-Marítimo en la ría de Bilbao. Bizkaia Aretoa. Bilbao.

2014 SCOPE ART. ART BASEL MIAMI. Miami Beach, Florida (USA)

2014 STOCKHOLM FRINGE FESTIVAL. Kulturhuset. Stockholm, Sweden.

2014 SeeMe TAKEOVER TIMES SQUARE. Billboards located at 46th St. and Broadway. New York.

2013 CREATIVES RISING. 42 Story Linc LIC Building. Long Island City, New York.

2013 CREATIVES RISING. See | Me Exhibition Space. Long Island City, New York.

2013 JULIA CAMERON AWARD. 3rd Photography Biennial, Málaga. Spain.

2013 THE STORY OF THE CREATIVE. Angel Orensanz Foundation, Norfolk St., New York.

2013 THE STORY OF THE CREATIVE. See | Me Exhibition Space. Long Island City, New York.

2013 SEASONS. Gallery 69. 69 Leonard Street. Tribeca, New York.

2013 ARTE IMPOSIBLE DE ETIQUETAR. Itinerant show (Sala EFTI, Madrid; Sala Setba, Barcelona; BilbaoArte, Bilbao; Escenario Santander, Santander)

2012 IPA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. The Lucie Foundation, Los Angeles (USA)

2012 PROYECTO ART-ESENCIA: WOMEN’S ISSUES. INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT. Centro Cultural Juan Pardo. Valdemoro, Madrid.

2012 ENSAYO DE CONTRIBUCIÓN A UN DEBATE PARA LA MORATORIA DEL ARTE. Ariz Tower. Basauri, Bizkaia. Spain

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES


2015 LAKA, Xabier; VIVAS, Isusko; AKUTAIN, Ainhoa, “Del Arte y las ‘Ecologías’ que nos unen: Ética y Estética para el encuentro/desencuentro del `Paisaje Cultural´ con los vestigios de la ‘Naturaleza’ alterada. Más allá de la roca inerte”. In: ARTE Y ECOLOGÍA. Madrid: UNED, 2015. ISBN: 978-84-362-6956-7

2014Desde la excepción. O cuando la escultura perdió su barba” (From Exception. Or When Sculpture Lost Its Beard). In: Lekeribeaskoa, A., Vivas, I. (Ed.) País Vasco-Portugal: 836km de mediaciones entorno al arte. La Laguna: Sociedad Latina de Comunicación Social, 2014. ISBN: 978-8415698-70-8

2013Desplazado/da: Entre el rastro infame y el archivo prospectivo. Lugar del arte y del imaginario reactivo en la construcción del paisaje urbano” (Displaced: Between Infamous Trace and Prospective Archive. Place of Art and Reactive Imaginary in Urban Landscape Construction). In: AUSART. Journal for Research in Art. Vol 1 (2013), n. 1. ISSN: 2340-8510

2013LEFTOVER. Adjetivo: resto, sobrante, izquierdista. Sustantivo: superviviente”. In: ANIAV-DEFORMA Cultura Online. ISSN: 2254-2272

2012Espacio público: Reflexiones sobre la práctica contemporánea del détournement” (Public Space: Reflections on the Contemporary Practice of Detournment). In: EUSKO IKASKUNTZA, XVIII Congress of Basque Studies. Innovation for Social Sustainable Development. ISBN: 978-84-8419-232-9

2010Arte entre situaciones”(Art Between Situations). In: Bitarte: Revista cuatrimestral de Humanidades (50). Donostia-San Sebastián. ISSN: 11336110

20101987: Resistance (Anti-Baudrillard)”. In: AAVV, Ikas-Art 2010. II Meeting on University Art. ISBN: 978-84-694-5148-9

 

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS


2014 FOTOZITI. Special Bilbao. Project led by Ricardo Cases.

2013 DESERET HARETATIK. Funded with the generous support from Basque Goverment. Department of Education, Linguistic Politics and Culture. ISBN: 978-84-616-6900-4

 

TEACHING, CONFERENCES AND TALKS


2017 TEACHING: Undergraduate studies: Laboratory II. Sculpture Dpt., College of Fine Arts, UPV-EHU.

2017 TEACHING: Undergraduate studies: Sculpture, Architecture and Urban Landscape. Sculpture Dpt., College of Fine Arts, UPV-EHU.

2016 TEACHING: Undergraduate studies: Laboratory II. Sculpture Dpt., College of Fine Arts, UPV-EHU.

2016 INVITED LECTURER: “Rive Gauche”. In: Contributions of Sculpture to Public Space Construction: Artistic Practices (and Tactics) and Image Strategies in City. MA Research and Creation in Art. UPV-EHU.

2015 TEACHING: Undergraduate studies: Laboratory II. Sculpture Dpt., College of Fine Arts, UPV-EHU.

2015 TEACHING: Undergraduate studies: SCULPTURE III. Sculpture Dpt., College of Fine Arts, UPV-EHU.

2015 INVITED LECTURER: “Vagabond de l’universel”. In: Contributions of Sculpture to Public Space Construction: Artistic Practices (and Tactics) and Image Strategies in City. MA Research and Creation in Art. UPV-EHU.

2014TEACHING: Undergraduate studies: Education of Arts and Visual Culture. Art Pedagogy Dpt., College of Teacher, UPV-EHU.

2014 SPEAKER: “Tidal”. In: III Meeting of Art & Ecology: Between Aesthetic Emergency and Ecological Alarm. Bizkaia Aretoa. Bilbao, Spain.

2014 INVITED LECTURER: “Research Methodology in Art: Practical Exercise Around the Notion of Détournement”. In: Contributions of Sculpture to Public Space Construction: Artistic Practices (and Tactics) and Image Strategies in City. MA Research and Creation in Art. UPV-EHU.

2013 SPEAKER: “Displaced: Between Infamous Trace and Prospective Archive. Place of Art and Reactive Imaginary in Urban Landscape Construction”. In: ASC International Conference: Art, Science, City. Bilbao, Spain.

2013 SPEAKER: “LEFTOVER. Adjetivo: resto, sobrante, izquierdista. Sustantivo: superviviente”. In: ANIAV, EL ARTE NECESARIO. La investigación artística en un contexto de crisis. International Conference. Valencia, Spain.

2012 TEACHING: Undergraduate studies: SCULPTURE III. Sculpture Dpt., College of Fine Arts, UPV-EHU.

2012 INVITED LECTURER: “Mallarmé and Les Poètes Maudits: Otherness Notion in Intersecting Area of Social and Aesthetic Practices”. In: Contributions of Sculpture to Public Space Construction: Artistic Practices (and Tactics) and Image Strategies in City. MA Research and Creation in Art. UPV-EHU.

2011/12 TEACHING: Undergraduate studies: IMAGE LAB. Sculpture Dpt., College of Fine Arts, UPV-EHU.

2011 INVITED LECTURER: “Between Vindication and Creation. Reflections around Appropriationist Critique Practice”: In: Contributions of Sculpture to Public Space Construction: Artistic Practices (and Tactics) and Image Strategies in City. MA Research and Creation in Art. UPV-EHU.

2010 SPEAKER: “1987: Resistance (Anti-Baudrillard)”. In: Ikas-Art 2010. II Meeting of University Art. UPV/EHU, Leioa, Bizkaia.

2009 SPEAKER: “Public Space: Reflections on Contemporary Practice of Détournement”. In: EUSKO IKASKUNTZA, XVIII International Conference of Basque Studies. Innovation for Sustainable Social Progress. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

2007 INVITED SPEAKER: “Processed Experiences”. In: Inondik Inora. Signaling for an undesired journey, PhD Programme: PANORAMA 0. JOURNEY TO THE ASLEEP MEMORY. Drawing Department. UPV-EHU.