Gallery facade. March 2015.
5 de octubre. 2015. 83 x 61 cm. Printing on Hanhemühle paper.
19 de noviembre. 2015. 83 x 61 cm. Printing on Hanhemühle paper.
2 de noviembre. 2015. 83 x 61 cm. Printing on Hanhemühle paper.
31 de octubre. 2015. 83 x 61 cm. Printing on Hanhemühle paper.
28 de octubre. 2015. 83 x 61 cm. Printing on Hanhemühle paper.
8 de octubre. 2015. 83 x 61 cm. Printing on Hanhemühle paper.
21 de Noviembre. 2015. 83 x 61 cm. Printing on Hanhemühle paper.
Cumpleaños feliz. 2013. 57 min 27 seg. (Video).
Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz is pleased to announce the gallery’s second solo exhibition of Itziar Okariz, titled 51 sueños, entre el dos de octubre y el veintiuno de noviembre de 2014 (51 dreams between the 2nd of October and the 21st of November 2014). Started three years ago, this dream diary, takes different forms with the passage of time: performances, sculptures, posters. Emails about dreams sent to a museum, hung on a wall everyday, accumulating, each addition obscuring its predecessors. Performances where dreams are read simultaneously hindering the intelligibility of the texts. Readings of the dreams dreamt during an exhibition upon arriving at the present, broadcast in a pre-recorded message sent to a distant place such as Mexico. Paintings, records of what happened in another time and place, and at the same time, performances’ scores that permit musical reproduction.
Based on the aforesaid scores-paintings, which work as recordings on paper and presented in chronological order, the exhibition space’s walls are occupied by the 51 days of dreams, or dreams not recalled, empty; 51 days of dreams vocalized in performance, in repetitions, in additions, in substractions of cyclical repetitions, which are poetry, images and paintings, and which oscillate between form. The exhibition includes, in addition: five paintings from a lecture about A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf; the videos Cumpleaños feliz and Zoom out: diario de sueños; a fragmented reading, an excerpt from a dream diary, which the artist will record everyday around 18pm for the duration of the exhibition.
Itziar Okariz (San Sebastian, 1965) lives and works in Bilbao. Her work revolves around language and the body as a sign, questioning the boundaries of what is normative. Her last solo projects are “Caja Negra/Cubo blanco” in CA2M in Madrid (2014), “Keramikvonschaedler” in Nendeln, Liechtenstein (2014), “Secció Irregular” in Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona (2013) and “Un número finito de acciones determinadas” in Leon’s MUSAC (2013). She has also taken part in “Secret Codes”, in Luisa Strina art gallery in Brasil, “Territory” inAVL Mundo, Rotterdam (2014) and “Mínima resistencia”. “Entre el tardomodernismo y la globalización: prácticas artísticas durante las décadas de los 80 y 90″ in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía de Madrid (2013).