Itziar Barrio is a multimedia artist who produces long-term projects, involving different agents and collaborators. In her work, she analyzes social contracts and the construction of realities and identities. The means of production and exchange used in social negotiations – language, economy, technology, social class, symbols, desire, among others – come to light in her work as a subtext, and they point at to what unites them: power. The fine line between fiction and non-fiction, as well as the mechanism for constructing realities, are also elements present in her practice.
Barrio uses various media such as video, performance, sculpture or graphics to create non-linear narratives based on elements, symptoms and deconstructed signs of contemporary mythologies; the language of popular culture, cinema, and mass media among others. In his work the text navigates through multiple platforms and textures, meaning post-structural explanations of the performativity and bodies in the work.
Last update: November 11th, 2019