Taxio Ardanaz Pamplona, Iruñea,

With a degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country, he has broadened his training in seminars and workshops given by artists and curators such as Itziar Okariz, Esther Ferrer, Julie Mehretu, Miroslaw Balka or Peio Aguirre. In recent years he has held residencies in Italy, Iraqi Kurdistan, Cuba, Austria, Mexico and China.


His artistic work focuses on the study of the different modes of representation of political ideals in moments of absolute faith, from the memorial constructions and the physical and ideological remains that these situations of high conflict have left among us. Through the investigations of these conjunctures and their physical testimonies, he seeks to explore the capacity of art to respond to personal and collective needs in resistance to an always adverse reality.  

He has had solo exhibitions in Madrid: Tabacalera Promoción del Arte (2017), Galería Raquel Ponce (2013), RMS El espacio (2011); Bilbao: Galería Carreras Múgica (2017), Gio Bat (2015), Sala Rekalde (2014); Havana: Artista x Artista (2016); Mexico City: Ateneo Español de México (2012), AN Studio (2011), and Pamplona: Polvorín de la Ciudadela (2008). Among other group exhibitions, his participation in "Entornos Próximos 2008", Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz stands out.


He has received numerous grants for artistic creation and different recognitions, such as the First Prize in the XV Pamplona Young Artists Contest (1999) and the Second Prize in the XXIV Encuentros de Navarra Contest (2007); being selected in the Itzal Aktiboa Prize (2018), Ciutat de Palma Prize (2014), International Contest of Plastic Arts of Pollença (2010) and the traveling exhibition Ertibil (2008), among others.

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