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ABOUT ITZIAR

I am a visual artist with twenty-five years of practice. I work in a number of mediums, but especially video, performance and photo. My practice is informed by my interest in Femdom, as a working fetish performer and producer since 2003. My work as a fetish producer was subjected to censorship by the UK online content regulator and became the subject of my PhD, completed in 2013. These other interests often cross over into my artistic practice to create a critical approach to feminist concerns about the representation of female sexual agency and sex workers’ rights through the lens of Femdom. I have exhibited my work extensively across the UK, Europe and Australia.

I have published several articles and pieces on art and culture and have been interviewed on the subject of censorship on British and Spanish media such as EREMUAK Culture Journal, The Independent, The Guardian, Bizarre Magazine, Forum, La Vanguardia, El Pais and Russia Today. I live and work in London.

 

STUDIES

2021-2023 - PhD by portfolio, supervised by Dr Martin Dines. School Of Art And Design, University Of Kingston.

2015 - PhD research at POLSIS, University of Birmingham, supervised by Dr Emma Foster.

2001 – 2004 - MFA Visual Arts - Goldsmiths.

2001 - PG Diploma - Visual Arts - Goldsmiths.

1993 – 1996 - BA Fine Arts - UPV-EHU - Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad del País Vasco (Spain).

ART EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCE.

2024

  • ZULO 03 – THE REVOLUTION IS YOUR MISTRESS – Cable Depot, London

2023

  • Z U L O 02 (Performance) – Bulegoa z/n, Bilbao.

  • Z U L O 01 – Cable Depot, London.

  • PLATFORMS ART FAIR IFAC Arts and Darling Pearls & Co. Athens, Greece.

  • AGALMATOPHILIA – Darling Pearls & Co, London.

  • FICTOPHILIA – permanent art exhibition at Darling Pearls & Co, London.

2021 - PLATFORMS PROJECT, IFAC Arts and Darling Pearls & Co. Athens, Greece.

2020 - SEXUS MALEFICARUM, in collaboration with Stewart Home. Darling pearls & Co, London.

2019

  • UNICORN vs MEDUSA. CABLE DEPOT and Darling Pearls & Co, London.

  • GIZON TXIKIA EZ DENEANBastero Art Space, Andoain (Spain).

  • BONDAGE AS THEME & TECHNIQUE – in collaboration with London artist Stewart Home. CABLE DEPOT and Darling Pearls & Co, London.

  • PORN THE THEORY – FANTASY THE PRACTICE - IFAC Athens.

2017

  • STEAKHOUSE LIVE - LADA (Live Art Development Agency). Sutton House, London.

  • LADA (Live Art Development Agency) Study Room Ambassador for their live art and performance library.

  • MELUSINA – Art residency at Can Monroig, Majorca.

2015 - GAUAZ PARKE BATEAN – performance in collaboration with Basque artist Iñaki Garmendia, curated by Sabel Gavaldón.

2012

  • GENEALOGIAS: 40 YEARS OF SPANISH FEMINIST ART. Curated by Juan Vicente Aliaga. MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain).

2010

  • PRIMER PROFORMA - with Txomin Badiola, Jon Mikel Euba and Sergio Prego – MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain).

  • MISS HAVISHAM MEDITATION performance with Spanish artist Ana Laura Aláez. AL RASO live art festival, Granada, Spain.

2009

  • ACT-ART Festival, London.

  • A RIVER OF SNOT - Temporary Contemporary, London.

2008

  • LA CIUDAD INVENTADA – in collaboration with Spanish artist Ana Laura Aláez. Logroño, La Rioja (Spain).

2007

  • ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL, Australia. Guest performance artist at this world renowned Australian fringe arts festival.

  • SEXARBEIT - Berlin NGBK, Germany. Video. Group show.

2005

  • XLII Certamen de Artes Plásticas de Pollença (Majorca).

  • MIENTRAS TANTO, EN OTRO LUGAR - Sala Rekalde -Bilbao (Spain).

  • Montreal Short Film Festival (Canada) – film selected.

2004 - Raindance Film Festival, London – film selected.

2003

  • Not open to the public - Seager Distillery, London.

  • Made in UK - Archgallery, Londres. Group art show.

2001 - TRANSEXUAL EXPRESS, curated by Xavier Arakistain.

GRANTS, FUNDING AND AWARDS

2022 - EREMUAK – Art Development Grant.

2015

- EREMUAK – Art Development Grant.

- Sexual Freedom Coalition Awards – Sex worker activist of the year 2014.

2008- Beca de Artes Plásticas del Gobierno Vasco.

2001 - Beca De Artes Plásticas de la Diputación Foral de Bizkaia.

1996 - Colleccion de arte de la Universidad del Pais Vasco – UPV.