Itziar Barrio

(Bilbao, 1976)

(ENG) Itziar Barrio’s interest and motivation for creating art springs from a personal need to react to and interact with reality. She has arrived at the understanding that human reality is not completely visceral or absolute, but it is an intricate psychological and intellectual construction, ever being re-created. When Barrio chooses an image, she takes into consideration not only the conscious worlds associated with the image but also the subconscious, societal, and sensational associations. She approaches the icon as a concept by maneuvering it through various abstract worlds and using many media, such as sculpture, painting, mural, and video animation.

(CAST) El interés y la motivación de Itziar Barrio por la creación surge de una necesidad personal de reaccionar e interactuar con la realidad. Barrio reflexiona sobre realidad humana y el hecho que ésta no es completamente visceral o absoluta, sino que se trata de una intrincada construcción psicológica e intelectual, siempre recreada. Cuando la artista elige una imagen, tiene en cuenta no sólo los mundos conscientes asociados a la imagen, sino también las asociaciones subconscientes, sociales y sensacionales. Aborda el icono como un concepto, maniobrándolo a través de varios mundos abstractos y utilizando muchos medios, como la escultura, la pintura, el mural y la animación de vídeo.

(ENG) Itziar Barrio (Bilbao, 1976) lives and works in New York. Her work has been presented in international venues such as PARTICIPANT INC (NYC), MACBA (Barcelona), Belgrade's Contemporary Art Museum, Museo del Banco de la República (Bogotá), Abrons Arts Center (NYC), Anthology Films Archives (NYC), Salzburger Kunstverein, Espacio ODEÓN, (Bogotá), Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (Poland), tranzit (Romania), European Network for Public Art Producers (ENPAP), ARTIUM (Vitoria-Gasteiz), and at the Havana Biennial among others.

She has received awards and scholarships, including the Brooklyn Art Council, Ministry of Culture of Spain, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYC, New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant, First Prize Ertibil and recently the Multiverso Scholarship BBVA Foundation. She has been artist in residence in several institutions, amongst them, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), La Escuelita Nicaragua and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. She is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has lectured at NYU, Hunter College, Montclair University and Parsons, among others, The New School for Design. Her recent monographic exhibition, BY ALL MEANS, was curated by Johanna Burton of the New Museum of New York (Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement) at Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao, 2018).

(CAST) Itziar Barrio (Bilbao, 1976) vive y trabaja en Nueva York. Su obra se ha presentado en espacios internacionales como PARTICIPANT INC (NYC), MACBA (Barcelona), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Belgrado, Museo del Bacno de la República (Bogotá), Abrons Arts Center (NYC), Anthology Films Archives (NYC), Salzburger Kunstverein, Espacio ODEÓN, (Bogotá), Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk (Polonia),tranzit (Rumanía), European Network for Public Art Producers (ENPAP), ARTIUM (Vitoria-Gasteiz), y en la Bienal de la Habana entre otros.

Ha recibido premios y becas, entre los que destacan el Brooklyn Art Council, Ministerio de Cultura de España, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYC, New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant, Primer Premio Ertibil y recientemento la Beca Multiverso Fundación BBVA. Ha sido artista residente entre otras instituciones de la Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, el International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), La Escuelita Nicaragua y Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Es profesora adjunta en School of Visual Arts en Nueva York y entre otros ha dado conferencias en NYU, Hunter College, Montclair University y Parsons, The New School for Design. Su reciente exposición monográfica BY ALL MEANS, ha sido comisariada por Johanna Burton del New Museum de Nueva York (Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement) en Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao, 2018).