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Haizea Barcenilla

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Haizea Barcenilla (Born in San Sebastián, Spain)

Barcenilla is an art critic, curator and art history lecturer at the University of the Basque Country. Her research revolves around two axes of interest: on the one hand, the ideas of public and common, and how they can influence curatorial practice and artistic research; on the other one, the revisitation of history from a gender point of view.

She has written extensively on both topics, including a PhD about curating and the commons, and also curated and produced various artworks and exhibitions. The recent ones are framed in the New Patrons scheme, in which she helped develop and produce the publication Manual de Uso by artist Andrea Acosta about the Zorrozaurre neighborhood in Bilbao, and the video Andrekale by Señora Polaroiska, with the collaboration of Tabakalera, for the town of Hernani.

Her project research for Tokyo through the residency, entitled the eventual common, consists in a research of the way in which public space is understood, enacted and performed in Japan, specially through the social organization of "Machizukuri". She would like to link this performative quality to the idea of the commons, and to see how artists and curators are working with this kind of practices and uses of space.

Residency: December 4, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Organized by Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT], TABAKALERA International Centre for Contemporary Culture
Supported by BASQUE INSTITUTE ETXEPARE, ACCIÓN CULTURAL ESPAÑA (AC/E), EU JAPAN FEST, the Agency for Cultural Affairs Fovernment of Japan in the fiscal 2016

Curator Talk: "AIT SLIDE TALK #34 "Can we curate commons?"
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Daikanyama AIT Room

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Manual de Uso Project by Andrea Acosta in Sala Rekalde, Bilbao. New Patrons program, 2014. Photo by Andrea Acosta

Haizea 2
Presentation of Andrekale by Señora Polaroiska in Tabakalera. New Patrons program, 2015. Photo by Señora Polaroiska

Haizea 3
Presentation of Andrekale by Señora Polaroiska in Hernani. New Patrons program, 2016. Photo by Señora Polaroiska

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