ON GOING / EN CURSO:

2021 No Word From Glue. G3 PopUp Gallery Brussels, Belgium.

Arts in Places. Cork City Library, Ireland.

Baginen Bagara. Female Artists: Logics of (IN)visibility. San Telmo Museum, Donostia-San Sebastián.

NODE Arachno. Dantza Gunea. Gipuzkoa Arts Council, Renteria.

2022 Silhouettes , têtes et visages : l'art du portrait au Pays Basque. Saint Jean de Luz, France.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / INDIVIDUALES :

2021 Destinia. Menchu Gal Exhibition Hall, Irun Arts Council.

2019 Natura. Ispilu Art Gallery, Zarautz.

2018 The Time is Now. Menchu Gal Exhibition Hall, Irun Arts Council.

2017 We can Dream. La Plataforma Gallery, Barcelona.

2016 Fractals in Nature. Galerie Humeur de Chien, Paris.

2015 Rituals of Love. Art in the Market, Zarautz Arts Council.

2014 Rituals of Love. Miramar Cultural Institute, Sitges Arts Council.

2013 Arte&Cielo. Dos Cielos Melia Hotel , Barcelona. 

2012 Rhema. Ernest Lluch Cultural Institute, Donostia-San Sebastián.

2011 Toda Mujer Necesita Soñar. Paladar D'Estruc Winery, Barcelona. 

2010 Memorias Plásticas. University of Oviedo Museum.

2009 Espejismos. El Arte de lo Imposible Gallery, Gijon.

2008 Silencio de Palabras. Badiu Gallery, Badalona.

2007 Love Always Will Be. Arteko Gallery, Donostia-San Sebastián.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS / COLECTIVAS :

 2021 Entorno, Encuentro, Exploración. University of Navarra Museum.

Ex!poesia. Experimental Visual Poetry Bienale, Vizcaya.

Arte&Venta. La Plataforma Gallery, Barcelona.

Al abrigo de Urgull. San Telmo Museum, Donostia-San Sebastián.

2020 Tiempo. Arteuparte Tabakalera, Donostia-San Sebastián.

Elkarrekin Lanean. Usoa Zumeta, J.M Lazkano,Goenaga, Elena Asins, Dora Salazar, Nestor Basterretxea, Sistiaga. Palacio de Aiete, San Sebastián.

El último horizonte. Homage to Zumeta. Azkarate, Navarra.

12zm Travelling Exhibition: Pasajes, Hendaya, Arquedas.

2019 Re_encuentro: Daniel & Ainize Txopitea. Portalea, Eibar.

Música Danza & Cine. Arteko Gallery, Donotia-San Sebastián.

2018 AccionxM2. La Juan Gallery, Madrid.

2016 Screerprint & Clothing Design. ArteUpArte Tabakalera, San Sebastián.

2015 IV ExpoAkzioa. Ekain Art Gallery, Donostia-San Sebastián.

2014 Cyberpoetry. Fidel Balaguer Gallery, Barcelona.

2009 Künstler aus dem Baskenland, junto a Eduardo Chillida, Cristina Iglesias, Jorge Oteiza. 100 Kubik Gallery. Cologne, Germany.
2008 Txopitea Versus Txopitea Alga Gallery, San Sebastián.

2007 CACIS. Art & Sostenibility Centre Calders, Barcelona. 

2006 The Only bush I trust is my own. Vostell Malpartida Museum. 

2005 Destinations. Noventa Grados, Donostia-San Sebastián.

Guided Gallery & Museum Tours
Guided Gallery & Museum Tours

LECTURES / CONFERENCIAS :

2021  Guide Tour ConferenceTorre Luzea, Zarautz Arts Council. 

Masterclass. University of Navarra Museum, Pamplona.

2020 Women in Collage: International Round Table. Quebec, Canada.

2019 PhotoMuseum. Basque Museum of Photography, Zarautz.

Guided Tour. Art & History Museum, Durango.

2004 Round table of Visual Poets. VIII Internacional Encounter of Women Poets. Artium Museum. Vitoria-Gazteiz.

Press conference with Karlos Arguiñano
Press conference with Karlos Arguiñano

WORKSHOPS / TALLERES:

2021 Self Potraits. 1&2 Maila Iturburu Primary School, Eibar.

2020 The School of Thinking. Tabakalera Cultural Centre,San Sebastian.

Building Bridges. Faculty of Philosophy and Anthropology UPV/EHU.

2019 Geometry & Collage. Art and History Museum, Durango.

Creative Workshop. Bista Eder Ederly Day Centre, Biharko S.L.

2018 Creative Entrepreneurship. Matadero Cultural Factory, Madrid.

Emprende Educa. Factoría Cultural. La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

Ainize Txopitea

After graduating with a BA in Digital Media Production at University of the Arts London College of Communication in 2002, my work has been exhibited in Contemporary Art Galleries, Museums and Art Institutions.

I currently alternate my creative activity, with Exhibition Management and Independent Curatorship, Conferences, Workshops, Documentary Filmmaking and Art Catalogue Design.

My work constitutes a cathartic departure from Visual Poetry and Mixed Media Collage to Multidisciplinary installations that depicts; chaos, order, love, nature and the concept of time.

The reflective messages I attempt to implement to my artworks, break with the tradition of poetic formalism and my enduring questioning about the meaning of life and our part in the wide ranging universe we live in. The result it´s a body of work that flourishes from my intrinsic nature and hopefully it reaches the spectator.

Tras graduarme con un BA en Digital Media Production en la Universidad de las Artes de London College of Communication en 2002, mi obra ha sido expuesta en Galerias de Arte Contemporáneo, Museos e Instituciones.

Actualmente combino mi labor creativa con el Comisariado de Exposiciones y la Gestión Cultural, Conferencias, Talleres, realización de Documentales y el Diseño de Catálogos de Arte.

Mi trabajo constituye una salida catártica desde la Poesía Visual, el Collage Técnica Mixta  y las  Instalaciones Multidisciplinares que hablan sobre; el caos, el orden, el amor, la naturaleza y el tiempo.

Los mensajes reflexivos que intento evocar en mis obras, rompen con el formalismo poético tradicional y las frecuentes preguntas sobre el significado de la vida que forman parte del amplio universo en el que vivimos. El resultado es un cuerpo de trabajo que surge de mi naturaleza intrínseca que espero llegue al espectador.

Panoramic view of a recent Exhibition Opening
Panoramic view of a recent Exhibition Opening

CURATORSHIP / COMISARIADO: 

2021 Destinia. Menchu Gal Exhibition Hall, Irun Arts Council.

Daniel Txopitea: Bihotz Bihotzetik. Torre Luzea, Zarautz Arts Council.

2020 El Vacío. Painting acquisition. Fine Arts Museum Bilbao.

Gordailua. Cultural Heritage Legacy Management, San Sebastian Arts Council.

2019 Curator of the travelling exhibitions about Daniel Txopitea:

La Espectadora de los tiempos. Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian Arts Council.

Geometries & Ficcions. Art and History Museum, Durango.

Re_encuentro. Portalea Cultural Institute, Eibar.

2012-2019 Co-founder of Daniel Txopitea Visual Arts Grant .

2018 The Time is Now. Co-Curator with Fernando Golvano, Irun.

2015  Txopitea & la Paz . Jorge Oteiza public sculpture installation, Eibar.

2014 Cíclope Vigilante Daniel Txopitea sculpture installation, Zarautz.

2006 The Only bush I trust is my own. L/L Gallery Vermont, EE.UU.

Yo Mujer. Okendo Cultural Institute, San Sebastian.

C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr Fair, Essen. Germany
C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr Fair, Essen. Germany

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS / FERIAS :

2020 Feira de ilustração. Fábrica Braço de Prata. Lisbon, Portugal.

2017 International Engraving & Art On Paper. FIG Festival Bilbao.

2012 The Brandvery. Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona.

2011 SentARTE. Swab Urban Art Fair, Barcelona.

2010 Naked Thoughts. Itinerant Dance piece inspired on my poems by the choreographer Rafael Bonachela: IT Dansa Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona. Theater Winterthur, Switzerland. Sydney Dance Company, Australia.

 LOOP. Video Art Festival, Barcelona.

2009 C.A.R Contemporary Art Ruhr Fair. Essen, Germany.

2008 Junge talente aus Spanien. Itinerant exhibition: Cervantes Institutes Munich,Frankfurt & Cologne.

With the Deputy General for Culture
With the Deputy General for Culture

ART RESIDENCIES / RESIDENCIAS :

2022 New Horizons. Artist Residency. Brazil

2021  International Centre of Contemporary Culture Tabakalera, San Sebastian.

2020 Azan Space TH. Lisbon, Portugal.