Whilst at her residency at La Escuelita in March 2015, Itziar Barrio researched Nicaraguan literature, the phenomenon of earthquakes and other cultural dimensions. She had fruitful meetings with a range of different local writers, organizations and institutions. She has also started to work on a new project involving video and sculpture that she will be finalizing on her next visit.
Itziar Barrio will be teaching an audiovisual workshop in November 2015.
Using different creative dynamics as well as literature and film references, the participants will create their own audiovisual pieces. They will work from their own memories, experiences and knowledge. Group work and personal reflection will be strengthened. The workshop, with a strong focus on the creative process, will encourage the use of quotidian video devices like smart phones, compact cameras, etc. The audiovisual language will be approached from a creative angle - going beyond the technical one, highlighting the mechanisms behind it and its usually unseen methodologies.
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Itziar Barrio's work has been presented internationally at: MACBA, Barcelona;Museum of Contemporary Art of Belgrade, Serbia; Abrons Arts Center, New York City; tranzit, Romania; (ENPAP) European Network of Public Art Producers;Galeria Adhoc, Vigo, Spain; ARTIUM Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art (HVCCA), Peekskill, NY; Festival of Ideas for the New City at New Museum, NYC; Havana Biennial 2009, Cuba; Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC; acb Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Rincón Projects, Bogota, Colombia; 404 Festival of Post-Electronic Art 2008, Trieste, Italy; PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space, Istanbul, Turkey; Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland; The Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin; LOOP, Barcelona; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain; and Galerie Thomas Henry Ross, Montreal. Barrio has received awards including the Basque Government First Prize Ertibil; Brooklyn Art Council, Spanish Ministry of Culture, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYC, and New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant. Her residency awards include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP).
For more information on Itziar Barrio’s work please visit www.itziarbarrio.com