El Museo de Los Sures and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

I use people for what I write
Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2014
Opening reception: Wednesday October 22, 2014 6:30-8:30 pm
Closing reception: Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:30-8:30 pm
EL Museo de Los Sures, 120 south 1st street, Brooklyn, New York 11211
Thurs - Sat, 1-6pm and by appointment
http://www.iscp-nyc.org/events/current/itziar-barrio-los-sures.html
http://www.southsideunitedhdfc.org/museo

El Museo de Los Sures and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) are pleased to present the exhibition I use people for what I write by artist and ISCP alum Itziar Barrio. This exhibition is the outcome of Barrio’s three-month residency at El Museo, where she has initiated a series of works on desire and power. I use people for what I write includes cement sculptures, silkscreens on latex and video work.


MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

NONUMENT
Sep 10, 2014 - Feb 8, 2015
Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Participaiting artists: Antoni Arola, Itziar Barrio, David Bestué, Sergi Botella and Mariona Moncunill, Curro Claret, Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, Marcel Dalmau, Domènec, Alicia Framis, Antonio Gagliano, Álex Giménez and Jorge Rodríguez Gerada, Terence Gower, Sílvia Gubern, Alicia Kopf, Marc Larré, Rogelio López Cuenca and Elo Vega, Miralda, Muntadas, Daniela Ortiz, Víctor Pimstein, Sitesize and Francesc Torres.

Curated by Bartomeu Marí and architect Josep Bohigas


Artium, Basque Museum-Center of Contemporary Art 

INVISIBLE VIOLENCE
Sep 12, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015
Calle Francia, 24  01002, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
www.artium.org

Curators: Zoran Erić / Blanca de la Torre / Seamus Kealy

Artists: Kader Attia / Itziar Barrio / Ursula Biemann / Rosella Biscotti-Kevin van Braak / Sarah Browne / Declan Clarke / István Csákány / Willie Doherty / Harun Farocki /Daniel García Andújar / Marta Jovanović / Dejan Kaludjerović / Vladimir Miladinović / Locky Morris / Adrian Paci / Christodoulos Panayiotou / Garret Phelan / Nicola Radić Lucati / María Ruido / Francesc Ruiz / Jonas Staal / Nedko Solakov / Zoran Todorovic / Milica Tomic

Artists on screening: Iratxe Jaio / Francisco Ruiz de Infante / Pepo Salazar / João Salaviza / Ferhat Özgür / Jesse Jones / Pavel Brăila


ISCP, International Studio and Curatorial Program & El Museo de los Sures, Artist in Residence

Aug 11 - Oct 30, 2014
El Museo de los Sures, 120 south 1st street, Brooklyn
http://www.iscp-nyc.org/events/current/itziar-barrio-los-sures.html

El Museo de Los Sures and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) are pleased to announce Itziar Barrio’s three month residency at El Museo.

While in residence at El Museo de Los Sures, Barrio will finalize a series of sculptural pieces, silkscreens and videos related to her continuing work THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE, recently in production at Abrons Art Center. 

In THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE, a long term project exploring power dynamics and constructed situations Barrio mixes performance, theater, film and live experience to confront established sets of rules and cultivate the conditions for unscripted consequences. Inspired by the findings of Stanley Milgram’s 1961 psychological experiments, in THE PERILS the four characters are immersed in power dynamics within the same scene and an endless conflict.  Visitors to the El Museo will be invited to see the works in progress and discuss components of the projects with Barrio.

Support has been provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council Office District 34; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation 


Abrons Arts Center

Rehearsal THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE 
July 10 | 7 & 8:30pm 
July 11 | 8pm , followed by a closing reception
466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
http://www.abronsartscenter.org/


The Abrons Arts Center is proud to present Rehearsal THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE by artist Itziar Barrio. As the next stage of her ongoing project titled THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE, Barrio continues her exploration of power dynamics and constructed situations.
Rehearsal TPO is a performance that manipulates the methods of a rehearsal, revealing the mechanisms used behind the scenes of a production. Repetition and variation are taken to the extreme to expand the possibilities of the performance. Blurring the fine line between the persona and the character, the performers’ desires and motivations are exposed, creating intensified moments.
As the next part of THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE, a long term project that researches power and its diverse embodiments, Barrio mixes performance, theater, film and live experience to confront established sets of rules and cultivate the conditions for unscripted consequences.


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (MoCAB)

Invisible Violence
May 9 - June 30, 2014
36/IV Kralja Petra St., Belgrade
http://eng.msub.org.rs/invisible-violence

Kader Attia (FR), Itziar Barrio (ES/USA), Ursula Biemann(CH), Rossella Biscotti (IT/NL) & Kevin van Braak (NL), Sarah Browne (IE), Declan Clarke (IE), István Csákány (EU), Willie Doherty (UK/IE), Harun Farocki (DE), Daniel García Andújar (ES), Marta Jovanović (RS/IT), Dejan Kaludjerović (RS/AT), Vladimir Miladinović (RS), Locky Morris (UK/IE), Christodoulos Panayiotou (CY), Garrett Phelan(IE), Nikola Radić Lucati (RS), María Ruido (ES), Francesc Ruiz (ES), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (ES/NL), Jonas Staal (NL), Milica Tomić (RS) and Katarina Zdjelar (RS/NL).


tranzit.ro/ Iași, Romania.

May 15, 2014
Presentation and screening at tranzit.ro/ Iași, Romania.
http://ro.tranzit.org/en/lecture/0/2014-05-15/we-could-have-had-it-all-itziar-barrio

Between 11th and 21st of May, Itziar Barrio is welcomed in Iași for a research period that will conclude in September 2014 with a new commission produced by tranzit.ro/ Iași. 


Galería adhoc

THE MUSIC YOU WANT ME TO HEAR
Feb 6 - May 9, 2014
rúa joaquín loriga 9, 36203 vigo, españa 
http://adhocgaleria.com/web/project/the-music-you-want-me-to-hear/

adhoc gallery is pleased to present the exhibition THE MUSIC YOU WANT ME TO HEAR. The artist Itziar Barrio presents new and recently produced works around the ideas of power dynamics, desire, and constructed situations and realities. This exhibition is a collection of different pieces, each with its own meaning and individual characteristics. In relationship to each other they build a narrative underlaid by the dialogue between public and private, fiction and non-fiction, and the deconstruction of the cinematographic apparatus.

In the words of David Markus (Art in America):

(…) At the heart of Casting THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE is a commentary on the desire for public affirmation. Confronted with questions such as, “are you a good liar?” actors were forced to weigh their privacy against the seductiveness exerted by the cameras, the casting director, and the unwittingly implicated audience. This exploration of the queasier underpinnings of spectacle was punctuated by a segment involving the recitation of a famous monologue from the film All About Eve (1950) in which the title character, a wannabe starlet, exults in the “waves of love” that pour over the performer when the audience applauds—when it’s clear that “they want you.”

www.adhocgaleria.com


AND I STILL WANT MORE!

J’EN VEUX PLUS, TOUJOURS PLUS! ///AND I STILL WANT MORE!
March 15 -  April 12 
GALERIE THOMAS HENRY ROSS ART CONTEMPORAIN
5445, rue de Gaspé, local 423, Montréal, Québec
http://thomashenryross.com


ARCO 2014 

Galería adhoc
Feb 19 - 23, 2014
Booth 9C03
http://www.ifema.es/arcomadrid_06/


WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL / Prints

Galería LA TALLER 
Oct 11 - Nov 29, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, October 11
Zumárraga 7, 48006 Bilbao
http://www.lataller.com/index.php?/itziar-barrio/


Sounding the Social by David Markus / Art in America

The fantasy of public adulation is a recurrent theme in the work of Basque artist Itziar Barrio. In We could have had it all (2012-13), a multimedia artwork inspired by the chorus to Adele’s 2010 hit single “Rolling in the Deep,” Barrio reflects on the relationship between illusory pursuits of fulfillment and the power exerted by the image of the popular artist.

http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/sounding-the-social/


Article about ¨Casting THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE¨ by Xavier Acarín (A*Desk)

With this piece Barrio continues working in the divide between fiction and non-fiction, in a game that captures the public in an unexpected situation, where it becomes difficult to distinguish what is real: the personal stories where the actors and actresses reveal their true selves from the established structure that strips away the processes that power inhabits, and between them love and desire. As Eve would say: “Knowing that every night, hundreds of different people love you, smile at you, a twinkle in their eyes, that you’ve pleased them, they love you, you belong to them. For this alone it’s worth it”.

http://www.a-desk.org/highlights/The-Perils-of-Obedience.html


Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)

WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL
Peekskill Project 
May 12 - June 2, 2013
1701 Main Street, Peekskill NY 10566
http://www.hvcca.org/

In this multi-layered digital video, Itziar Barrio takes a line borrowed from popular music as the departure point for an elaborate exploration of performance, language, politics, and sexuality. Drawing its title from the chorus of British pop star Adele’s 2011 smash single, “Rolling In The Deep,” the work pays homage to the global appeal of Adele’s music while inquiring into the myth-like notion of total fulfillment.
http://www.hvcca.org/ai1ec_event/itziar-barrio-opening-reception/?instance_id=83


On Nothingness/Spacebuster. Storefront for Art and Architecture

IDEAS CITY Festival
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11am - 6pm
Street Fest – Sara D. Roosevelt Park, at Houston and Chrystie 
E Houston St & Chrystie St, New York, NY 10003
http://www.storefrontnews.org
http://www.ideas-city.org/

 A performance that allows noise, confusion and illegibility to be something where there is nothing. The program will include a series of rotating site-specific installations and performances on the concept of Nothingness inside the Spacebuster, a mobile, inflatable structure and expandable pavilion. Participating artists include Itziar Barrio, Narcissister, David Rife, Jon Santos, Zefrey Throwell, among others.

http://www.storefrontnews.org/programming/projects?c=&p=&e=528


acb Gallery

BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
April 25 - June 31, 2013

1068 Budapest, Király utca 76
http://www.acbgaleria.hu

The exhibition explores radical artistic expressions in contemporary art. It features artworks from the past decade and the recent past, which react to a social or political situation or phenomenon, but, offering more than mere critique, they also urge us to take a stand for or against the given issue. These artistic statements, in most cases, do not tread lightly; stretching the limits of conventional tastes and consensual norms, they shock and provoke their audience into assuming a standpoint. Their activism directly or indirectly relates to art and explores the social role of art and the artist, thus touching on the periodically resurfacing problematic of the autonomy of art.

http://www.acbgaleria.hu/index.phpgroupid[0]=1&pageid=26&mywbContentType_id=2&mywbContentTypeCtrlAction=item&Type2_mywbContentRecord_id=118&Type2_recordAction2=Item&language=hu&language=en


ABRONS ARTS CENTER

Casting THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE: A Performance
March 29 & 30, 2013 | 8pm
466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
 www.abronsartscenter.org

The Abrons Arts Center is proud to present Casting THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE: A Performance, the second stage of visual artist Itziar Barrio’s exploration in power dynamics and constructed situations. Using the methods of casting, the performance will unfold the wills and desires of the actors to succeed and be recognized. By placing them within fictional and non-fictional parameters, whether movie scripts or their own lives, Barrio reveals the production of power through seduction.

Following an open call, actors will audition for four full days with theater director Niegel Smith and will undergo a selection process. Open to the public for only two days the entire process will be recorded and included in a resulting video piece. Exploring simultaneously the limits and in betweens of theater, film and performance art, the live recording emphasizes the experience that is being created by actors and audience.


WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL

Jan 30 - April 4
S2A
Opening Party / Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 6-9 pm
Performance at 8 pm / Featuring: Chavisa Woods, Yasha Bilan, Nora McCarthy, Alexander Bilu and Mark Gerring performing as an ensemble utilizing methods  inspired by Butch Morris’ Conduction ®
http://s2anyc.com/#happening-now

S2A is pleased to present Itziar Barrio: WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL.  In this multi-layered digital video, Itziar Barrio takes a line borrowed from popular music as the departure point for an elaborate exploration of performance, language, politics, and sexuality. Drawing its title from the chorus of British pop star Adele’s 2011 smash single, “Rolling In The Deep,” the work pays homage to the global appeal of Adele’s music while inquiring into the myth-like notion of total fulfillment.


ART MARKET BUDAPEST 2012

Galerie Thomas Henry Ross art contemporain
November 8-11 

Exhibition BOOTH: G406, Building B, Ground floor
 Millenaris Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary

Itziar Barrio, Richard Deschesne, Sarah Greig, Aude Moreau, Tamas Veszi and Kim Waldron.

 www.thomashenryross.com          www.artmarketbudapest.hu


ABRONS ARTS CENTER

Casting THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE: A Performance
November 2 & 3, 2012 | 8pm
466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
www.abronsartscenter.org

The Abrons Arts Center is proud to present Casting THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE: A Performance, the second stage of visual artist Itziar Barrio’s exploration in power dynamics and constructed situations. Using the methods of casting, the performance will unfold the wills and desires of the actors to succeed and be recognized. By placing them within fictional and non-fictional parameters, whether movie scripts or their own lives, Barrio reveals the production of power through seduction.

Following an open call, actors will audition for four full days with theater director Niegel Smith and will undergo a selection process. Open to the public for only two days the entire process will be recorded and included in a resulting video piece. Exploring simultaneously the limits and in betweens of theater, film and performance art, the live recording emphasizes the experience that is being created by actors and audience.


GALERIE THOMAS HENRY ROSS ART CONTEMPORAIN 

Aug 4 - Aug 25, 2012
Galerie B-312 
372 Ste-Catherine West, space 403, Montreal Qc H3B 1A2
Itziar Barrio, Sarah Greig, Kim Waldron and Group Material.
http://thomashenryross.com/        http://www.galerieb-312.qc.ca/


SKOWHEGAN

June 9 - Aug 9
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
39 Art School Road, Madison, Maine 04950
www.skowheganart.org


LOOP FESTIVAL

May 17 - June 2
Barcelona
www.screen-barcelona.com/webapp/fichafest?&id=164&id_page= screenfest.program.off_screen

CITY SCREEN’12 takes a step forward to the same extent as Screen from Barcelona. 

Like its antecedent Off Loop, CITY SCREEN’12 will be displayed on multiple spaces of 
the city, activating different types of community centers, organizations and shops, and 
stimulating a wider circulation of present-day video creation.


11 HABANA BIENNIAL

May 11 - 18
Centro Cultural Plaza, El Vedado
www.bienalhabana.cult.cu 

YOU AND EYE. Cartografías existenciales e itinerarios urbanos
Analía Amaya (CU) / Pedro Barateiro (PT) / Itziar Barrio (ES) / Rui Calcada (PT) / Marcelo Cidade (BR) / Humberto Díaz (CU) / Nicole Franchy (PE) / Daniel García Andújar (ES) / Daniel Jacoby (PE) / Anne Lorenz (CH) / Adrián Melis (CU) / Luis o Miguel (CU) / Momu & No es (ES) / Deborah Nofret (CU) / María Victoria Portelles (CU) / Juan José Valencia y Lena Peñate (ES)
Un programa de Ada Azor y Wendy Navarro


Josée Bienvenu Gallery

OUR BACKS AGAINST THE WALL
April 20, 6:30 -  8pm
529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
http://www.joseebienvenugallery.com/

Our Backs Against the Wall, a panel discussion between five artists and five counterparts from various disciplines, aims to instigate a dialogue about “the wall” as support, residue, and partition in current artistic, social, and economic practices.

The panel will be structured in the form of five conversations between paired participants: Haig Aivazian / David Markus, Nadia Ayari / Ranya Husami, Itziar Barrio / Niels Van Tomme, Mary Ellen Carroll / Greta Byrum, and Annabel Daou / Uzma Rizvi

This event will be moderated by Allison Katz and take place in conjunction with the closing weekend of Annabel Daou’s show: you say i want a revolution


Going Public – Telling it as it is? // ENPAP - The European Network of Public Art Producers

22-23-24 March 2012
Bilbao/ Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
http://www.e-n-p-a-p.net/

Going Public – Telling it as it is? is a three-day symposium aimed at exploring storytelling as a mode for the production and reception of public art. It features a series of lecture performances and artist commissions spread throughout the city of Bilbao, and is accompanied by a closed network meeting in Vitoria-Gasteiz that draws together selected professionals in the field.
Participant artists: Martha Rosler (USA), Phil Collins (UK), Itziar Barrio (ES/USA), Alex Reynolds (UK/ES), María Ruido (ES), Olof Olsson (SE), Falke Pisano (NL) & Francesco Pedraglio (IT), Asier Mendizabal (ES), Asli Cavusoglu (TR), Goldin + Senneby (SE), Patricia Esquivias (ES/VE), Jeleton (ES), OJO (US), Institut Fatima (DE/ES), Begoña+La Jawara Djs (ES)

ENPAP founders:
BAC-Baltic Art Center (SE)
consonni (ES) 
Mossutställningar (SE)
Situations, University of the West of England (UK)
SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public (NL)
Vector Association (RO)
ENPAP - The European Network of Public Art Producers was formed in 2009 and unites six art organizations that share an affinity for expanding the notion of public art. Its main aim is to raise criticality in public art commissioning practice through promoting knowledge exchange, development of new working methods and establishing common vocabulary for new forms of production and public engagement in contemporary art. BAC-Baltic Art Center, Visby/ Sweden; consonni, Bilbao/ Spain; Mossutställningar, Stockholm/ Sweden; Situations, University of the West of England, Bristol/ United Kingdom; SKOR | Foundation Art and Public Domain, Amsterdam/ The Netherlands and Vector Association, Iasi/ Romania

 ENPAP is supported by: The EU Culture Programme, 2012 Euskadi, Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, The City Hall of Bilbao, Donostia 2016, The Foundation for the Culture of the Future, The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm Arts Council, IASPIS, SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain and The Romanian Cultural Institute. The programme in Bilbao and Vitoria-Gasteiz is made possible through the collaboration with BizBAK UPV/EHU, ARTIUM museum, Museo de Reproducciones of Bilbao, Teatro Arriaga, Pabellón6ZAWP, Berria, El Correo, and Basque Television (EITB).


GALERIE THOMAS HENRY ROSS ART CONTEMPORAIN

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES THOMAS A DULL BOY.
Curated by Jean-Michel Ross

The event will take place at three different venues:

Jan 24 at 6.30 pm
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) www.iscp-nyc.org
 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

Jan 27 - Feb 18
Radiator Gallery www.radiatorarts.com
 10-61 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY,11106

Itziar Barrio , Alex Clark , Petros Chrisostomou , Gabriela Galvan (Mexico-New York), Sarah Greig, Milutin Gubash , Theresa Mastroiacovo , Ève K. Tremblay , Kim Waldron 

 January 31 at 6.30 pm
 RU (Residency Unlimited) www.residencyunlimited.org
 360 Court St. unit #4, Brooklyn, Ny, 11231

Itziar Barrio , Gabriela Galvan , Milutin Gubash, Kelly Lycan , Ève K. Tremblay, Tamas Veszi 


ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Program)

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT ISCP : Oct  - Nov 2011

OPEN STUDIOS: Nov 3 - 6,  2011

OPENING RECEPTION
 Thursday, November 3rd, 7 - 9pm
 OPENING HOURS
 Friday - Sunday, November 4 - 6th, 1 - 7pm

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) 
1040 Metropolitan Avenue 
Brooklyn, New York 11211
http://www.iscp-nyc.org


THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE (-1)

BAD, Bilbao Festival of Contemporary Theater and Dance  www.bad-bilbao.com

Where: Atrio ALHÓNDIGA BILBAO

Plaza Arriquibar, 4
 48008 Bilbao

When: November 1, 2, 3, 4 ///  19:00 – 21:00  http://www.alhondigabilbao.com/

 

“The  perils of obedience” is appropriated from the title of an article  published in 1974 by psychologist Stanley Milgram, summarising and  explaining a series of fascinating but appalling social psychology  experiments carried out at the University of Yale. According to Milgram,  in a country officially supposed to be a democracy, two thirds of the  population are capable of executing any order proceeding from a higher  authority. Barrio resignifies the title and assigns it to a non-existent  outcome, in order to recreate the construction process of a scene in  real time and live, for the audience attends some of the work sessions  and everything is broadcast on line through streaming. There is no  previous script, though one does emerge from the process. Nevertheless,  there are questions that function as a conceptual thread that runs  through the practice: the human need to create rules under which to  organise the entire human collective and reality itself, the binomial of  authority - obedience, the construction of collective conducts, the  process of group creation and power dynamics. These problematics are  conjugated within the different frames of reference of this evidently  experimental project.
 (…) Itziar Barrrio is interested in realities and in showing their  limitations and ambiguities as truth, through analysis of their forms of  representation. So, art, film, television, the performing arts and the  Internet take the floor as work tools and objects for experimentation  and analysis. Her interest not only lies in the story that upholds the  realities but in its recreations, its techniques for showing them or  fictionalising them.

María Mur Dean, Director of Consonni

http://www.bad-bilbao.com/2011/en/los-peligros-de-la-obediencia-1-itziar-barrio/