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).

Under the title "Got Lost in the Game" (taken from the Britney Spears song "Oops! I did it again"), the two artists are researching processes designed to break the distance between material.

"We are putting our work in crisis. We do not know if as a form of resistance or as a critical tool, but we doing it. To take hold and lift. To hold one thing up so that it supports the other, so that it does not fall, to make an effort. To hold up. Or just to rest. "

Blanca Ortiga studied political science and fine arts. She lives in Bilbao. Miguel Alejos graduated in Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and has a master’s degree in Art Research and Creation from the University of the Basque Country

Habitación is an exhibition space that focuses on developing ways to present to an external audience the processes of artistic creation. Participating artists are invited to work together on research projects and share the results with the public.

Habitación- visiting hours:

Fridays 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.

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.

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.

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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