Trained in sculpture and painting at the University of the Basque Country, Itziar Okariz (Donostia, 1965) has lived in New York and Bilbao. Her video installations and performances arise from the critical stance and anti-capitalist logic developed in the 1960s by the Situationist International. Okariz’s performances employ great simplicity and often great forcefulness to question and cancel social norms and conventionalisms concerning morality, gender, language and the very configuration of the subject in today’s world.
She has had solo exhibitions at Sala Rekalde in Bilbao (2008), deSingel Internationaal Kunstcentrum in Antwerp (2007), MUSAC in León (2014), Kunsthaus Baselland (2017), Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles (2018) and Tabakalera in Donostia (2018). Her performances have been seen in venues such as the Museu Picasso in Barcelona (2010), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (2015) and CA2M in Móstoles (2016). Her work can be found in collections such as the Fundació ”la Caixa” in Barcelona, Kutxa Fundazioa in Donostia, Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander, Museo de Bellas Artes in Álava, Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao and MACBA in Barcelona, among others.