Itziar Barrio was born in Bilbao and lives and works in New York City. Her work has been presented, among other venues, at: ENPAP (European Network for Public Art Producers), ARTIUM Museum (Vitoria), Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (New York), New Museum Festival of Ideas for the New City (New York), Havana Biennial (Cuba), White Box (New York), Cervantes Institute (New York), International Festival Postelectronic Art (Italy), Pist Space (Istanbul), Art for Art`s Sake (Bologna), Gdansk Academy of Arts (Poland), Loop (Barcelona), Sala Rekalde (Bilbao) and Thomas Henry Ross Galerie (Montreal). Barrio has been awarded among others with the First Prize Ertibil(Basque Government), and by Brooklyn Art Council, Spanish Ministry of Culture and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
She has attended a number of residencies including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP).
She has been lecturing among others at Parsons, The New School for Design and Long Island University.
Feminist Artist Statement
Itziar Barrio's work is based on the idea that language is knowledge and approaches reality as something being constantly recreated.
She brings up questions that are not overtly social or political, but that deal with the tendency of the human mind to create iconic and associative characters out of its surroundings and the effects of those associations on society.
Itziar Barrio develops an original deconstruction of the icons and social codes that inhabit our daily lives, revisits their original meanings and creates a new fiction/mythology around them.
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