Jon Mikel Euba studied painting and audio-visual media at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Basque Country and took part in in various workshops with Txomin Badiola and Ángel Bados. After short stays in cities such as Berlin, Istanbul and Amsterdam, he settled permanently in Bilbao. Working in video, installation and drawing, and with clear references to cinema and underground comics, since the mid-nineties his work has engaged with the subject of violence. His is an art of action that places the body at the centre of artistic practice. Constructed with a certain hermeticism, his works actively involve the viewer in the construction of the visual narrative, presenting disturbing scenes or seemingly meaningless incidents that turn the context of everyday life into an element of suspense.
Since the late nineties, he has exhibited in spaces such as the Capella, Barcelona (1995); Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2002); ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz (2002); Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2003); and MUSAC, León (2010). He has participated in the Venice Biennale (2001); Manifesta 4, Frankfurt (2004); and Istanbul Biennial (2005). He has presented his performances in venues such as De Appel, Amsterdam (2008); Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2009); and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2010). His work can be found in the collections of FRAC Poitou-Charentes, France; Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Mudam; Luxembourg; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid; and MACBA, Barcelona.