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Director of Artium since December 2018

Elected by public contest and by the unanimous decision of the Board of Trustees of the Artium Foundation of Álava and the Expert Advisory Committee, composed of Ms. Lourdes Fernández, Mr. Natxo Rodríguez and Mr. Miguel Zugaza.

Education and professional accomplishments

Graduated with a degree in Art History (1999) and in Fine Art (1998) from the University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV) and graduate of the Advanced Studies in Art History (2003) from the same university
Her main areas of research revolve around the construction of historical narratives and contemporary artistic languages.

Her professional career highlights two inseparable aspects: the one related to her lectures and publications, and the other related to her work as a contemporary art curator and her participation in specialized commissions.

1. Lectures, publications and editorial work

Her specialization in the fields of research mentioned above has allowed her to give lectures in centers and institutions such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), the International University of Andalusia UNIA (Seville), the Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) or the modern Galerija (Ljubljana), as well as allowed her to develop a corpus of articles and essays published in journals and specialized publications such as Concreta, Carta  (Reina Sofia's magazine of thought and debate), Desacuerdos. Sobre Arte, políticas y esfera pública en el Estado español or the Catálogo razonado of the Banco de España's collection. She also writes regularly in catalogues and artists' books.

She has also been the editor of the monographs on Julia Spínola (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid 2017) and María Luisa Fernández (Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, 2015), and prepared the dedications to the artists Itziar Okariz (Tabakalera, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo and Kunsthalle Baseland) and Asier Mendizabal (Art and Patronage Award, Fundación La Caixa). Additionally, she has been part of the editorial team of the publication The Long 1980s. Constellations of  Art, Politics and Identity (Valiz-L'Internationale, Amsterdam); and has been a member of the Scientific and Editorial Committee of the project Contemporary Spanish Art, promoted by la Fundación Helga de Alvear (Cáceres), La Casa Encendida (Madrid) and MACUF (A Coruña).

2. Art curatorship and participation in specialized commissions

She has curated numerous collective and solo exhibitions, among others, those dedicated to Itziar Okariz, Julia Spínola, María Luisa Fernández, Susan Hiller, Erlea Maneros Zabala, Juan Luis Diraza, and Néstor Sanmiguel Diest, organized in national and international spaces and institutions such as MARCO (Vigo), MUSAC (León), Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao), ICCC Tabakalera (Donostia-San Sebastián), Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Móstoles), castillocorrales (Paris), Sculpture Center (New York), and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS (Madrid).

At MNCARS, she has been the co-curator, together with its director Manuel Borja-Villel and its head of collections, Rosario Peiró, of exhibitions devoted to the study of contemporary art collections of the museum: Ficciones y territorios. Arte para pensar la nueva razón del  mundo (2016-2017) [Fictions and territories. Art to think about the new reason in the world] and Minimal resistance. Between late modernism and globalization. Artistic practices in the '80s and '90s (2013-2014).

In the period of 2007-2011, she held the position of Curator-Chief at the Montehermoso Kulturunea Cultural Center (Vitoria-Gasteiz), a pioneering project in the implementation of gender equality policies in the fields of contemporary art, thought and culture, directing programs such as Art and Research, in which artistic production of the Basque and state context was put into dialogue with the international scene.

She has been a part of the Technical Commission of EREMUAK. Open programme for the production of contemporary context, dependent on the Department of Education, Linguistic Policy and Culture of the Basque Government (2011 – 2014); and of the Basque Culture Council (2014-2017). Member of the Advisory Council of Museums of Euskadi and member of the Etxepare Institute.

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