The pyramid of chairs returns to Saint Jean Pied de Port

October 01, 2019

The pyramid made of recycled chairs painted by school children from the ikastolas of Baigorri, Donibane Garazi, Sohüta/Chéraute and Oztibarre has returned to Saint Jean Pied de Port after spending a month in Ordizia (Gipuzkoa) as part of an exhibition of paintings by Josette Dacosta.

Blanca Ortiga works as artist in residence at the Centro Huarte

May 21, 2019

Blanca Ortiga (Hornos de Moncalvillo, La Rioja, 1984) participated last year in the competition for the Itzal Aktiboa Prize. She is working until June 30 with another artist, Miguel Alejos (Valencia, 1995), as artist in residence in the Habitación exhibition space of the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo in Huarte (Navarre).

Itzalaktiboa

Who are we?

  • The president of the association is Hélène Larralde, an urban planning specialist.
  • The vice-president is Colette Maitia, a former headmistress.
  • The secretary of the association is artist and graphic designer iF Matxikote
  • The treasurer is journalist Nicholas Bray
  • The lead coordinator is painter Josette Dacosta.

Founding members also included painters Felix Anaut and Gonzalo Etxebarria, sculptor Iñaki Olazabal, print-maker Juan Luis Baroja Collet, music teacher Mañolo Espellet, and art historian Carey Good.

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