Juan Aizpitarte

Juan Aizpitarte was born in Donostia-San Sebastián in 1974.

He started his studies of Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country, Specializing in Sculpture and got his graduation in 1998 at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts Bourdeaux (France).

The same year he started a working relation with the Association Zebra 3 in the Catalog Buy-Sellf and in 1997 with the magazine Permanet Food.

He is a multidisciplinary artist and his work is based on the video and installation, appearing and disintegrating after different strategies and artistic disciplines, such as performance, graphics, sound, sculpture, video and photography.

Investigates and intervenes in urban areas through actions and public space allowing the questioning of the contemporary world through social activism participatory processes and media intervention. At the same time his video works after an apparent formalism, introduced the same elements from a more introspective and impregnated existential drift subtle irony.

Besides his work of art production, he has developed in parallel lines of management and other revitalization of cultural and social projects.

This year his work has been showed in different collective expositions as in the Biennal dÁnglet 5 (Anglet, France), in the Chateaux Secrets/L´lile des Embiez (Marseille,France) or in GAUR (The Basque Country Video Show).

Co-Creation by Juan Aizpitarte:

  • In Between

    Observation in philosophical terms is the process of filtering sensory information through the thought process. Input is received via hearing, sight, smell, taste, or touch and then analyzed through either rational or irrational thought. What happens if the observed object knows that he/she is being observed and the observation also changes positions so that the observer is being observed by the object? As artists we can play with these roles and also with the purpose of our observations which in contrast to the science can have a more open and indistinct objective and perhaps use different methods.

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