Irati Inoriza and Natacha Sansoz present their project

February 14, 2019

Irati Inoriza (Balmaseda, 1992) and Natacha Sansoz (Carcassonne, 1981), the two artists chosen in the Itzal Aktiboa 2018 prize contest for a six-week residency at the Huarte Contemporary Art Centre, will present their work in progress to the public on Friday 15 February and Saturday 16 February.

The presentation begins on February 15 at 6.30 p.m. in the Huarte Centre’s Habitación exhibition space. Before that, at around 5.00 p.m., visitors are invited to join a participatory performance by Natacha Sansoz, "Soup and experimental embroidery". Please come dressed in wedding clothes ready to prepare a soup, bringing with you an ingredient for the soup and a knife with which to cut it.

The two artists, one from Iparralde and the other from Hegoalde, are using this cross-border initiative to illustrate their respective practices and common concerns, starting with a focus on their own bodies in relation to the public space.

The Huarte Centre is a partner with Itzal aktiboa in the contest for the Itzal aktiboa prize, which is supported by the Basque Cultural Institute, the Pyrenées Atlantiques département and other public entities. The purpose of the contest is to promote contemporary art in the Basque cultural context and contribute to a wider recognition of Basque creativity.

Huarte’s Habitación is a permanent exhibition space dedicated to exploring how artistic processes can be shared with the public. In each project, artists are invited to research and develop a project and to show their work regularly to the public in a dynamic way.

Visiting hours

  • Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 to 14:30

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).

Introducing art to children through play

March 20, 2019

One of the principal objectives of our association is to introduce children to the process of artistic creation. In our current exhibition of paintings by Christine Etchevers, as in all our exhibitions, we are organising visits for school groups.

Maite Pinto wins the 2018 Itzal Aktiboa Prize

October 05, 2018

Maite Pinto (Logroño, 1993) has been chosen as winner of the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for her project entitled "The Kindness of Strangers". Based on the experience of 4,000 Basque children who were sent to England in May 1937 as refugees from the Spanish Civil War, her series of aquatint etchings gives a moving account of a historical event that is highly relevant in today’s world.

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Septembre 17, 2018

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