Itziar Okariz

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Itziar Okariz (also spelled Itziar Ocáriz, born 1965) is a Basque/Spanish artist based in New York City and San Sebastian. Her work is usually based on photographs or film installations and performance, in forms inspired by the Situationists. She is often identified as a feminist artist, although she does not like the label because it contextualizes her work too narrowly.

Okariz was born in San Sebastian and studied painting and sculpture at Universidad del País Vasco. In 1993 she received the third prize in the Certamen de Artistas Noveles in San Sebastian and in 1995 the first prize in Gure Artea of the Basque Country. She has exhibited works in many countries in Europe and in the United States.

Selection of works[edit]

  • Faces (video installation, 1999)
  • Publication Itziar Okariz (Vitoria-Gasteiz : Servicio Central de Publicaciones del Gobierno Vasco, 2001)
  • Mear en espacios públicos o privados / Peeing in Public or Private Spaces
  • Trepar edificios
  • "Irrintzi" (Exhibition Chacun à son goût, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2007)


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