2017 Season III
Artist Statement/ Biography
Amaia Marzabal's work inquires into the role of female artists along history, which is often regarded for its functional creation process, without being delineated as art or craft. Many of these works have helped at the same time to redefine and re-contextualize new ways of creating, and generating new narratives, concepts, in spite of being out of the circles of the world art. Marzabal's project is at once motivated by a desire to recover craft as a means of creation, not just of femininity, and an investigation f Basque craft and identity in a global frame.
Amaia Marzabal has a B.A. in Fine Arts and has been awarded a Masters degree in “Investigation and Creation in Arts: INCREARTE” from the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). Her work tries to enquire in the role that many female artists had along the history and that have implied, in many cases, more functional creation processes and without a clear limit defined between art and craft. Many of these works have helped at the same time to redefine and recontextualize new ways of creating and generate new narrative concepts in spite of being out of the circles of the world’s art. All along her work process, Marzabal has been creating between these close and separated concepts.⠀