Izaskun Etxebarria
Since 2008
Works in Spain

BIO
Izaskun Etxebarria Madinabeitia.
Eibar (Gipuzkoa),Spain. 1977.
Artist, researcher and freelance curator.

She has a degree in Fine Arts from the University
of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV, 2000).

From 2001 to 2003 she worked as an official tour
guide in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao while
attending the Doctoral Programme Theory and
Practice of Painting. Painting Dept., UPV/EHU.
In 2002 she was resident artist at BilbaoArte
Centre of Art Production.

From 2002 to 2004 she worked on the exhibition
management of the V/Decanato de Extensión
Universitaria at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Leioa
(EHU/UPV).

In 2004 she developed her research work as part
of the Doctoral Programme Thought and Praxis in
Current Art (Audiovisual Dept.).

In October 2004 she obtained the category of
Researcher (DEA) with her paper Digital Tools as a
Means for Artistic Discourse. Construction and
Representation of the Technological Object.
In January 2005 she moved to Barcelona to study
her Master in Curatorial and Cultural Practices in
New Media at the MECAD where she worked with
Javier on the net.art curatorial projects
MundoUrbano and Hipercube, Living Hyperreality
Laboratory.

For four months in 2006 she collaborated with the
Metropolitana Gallery of Barcelona on developing
the project BarcelonaWorkBox, a new venue for
Art and Technology in Barcelona.

In June that same year, she joined the association
LiminalB, founded by Federica Matelli with headquarters in Barcelona, which aims to develop
curatorial projects with interconnected conceptual
approaches: http://www.liminalb.org

This year she joined EspacioAbisal and has contributed to the management and programming of
events in 2007, as is the exhibition "Paisajismos LandScapes" http://www.espacioabisal.org/es/individual.php?expo=1

The curatorial proyect MundoUrbano was selected in the prize "Inéditos2007" of the Foundation ObraSocial CajaMadrid as one of the three exhibitions shown during the summer 2007.

This year 2008 the proyect "Máquinas Delirantes" is being produced and will be shown in January 2009 in Espacio Abisal, Bilbao.