Pedro Osakar Olaiz

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Biography
BA in Fine Arts from the Basque Country University in 1988. Doctor of Fine Arts from Granada University in 1993. As an artist he has periodically held both individual and group exhibitions whilst undertaking his university teaching and research work. In recent years, through the Permanent Seminar of Contemporary Art, he has organized workshops, studies and conferences with the collaboration of numerous experts in theory and artistic creation, including: Victoria Combalía, Eugenio Trías, Félix Duque, Simón Marchán Fiz, Francisco Jarauta, José Jiménez, Fernando Castro, Nacho Criado and Manuel Saiz, etc..
In close relationship with his personal work, he publishes the following books: El objeto artístico: Reflexión y método-The artistic object: Reflection and method, in 1994 and La arquitectura del viaje-Architecture of the trip, in 1995. From the outset his artistic career has expressed the central topics of his research; the phenomenon of limits, ambiguity in traditional art disciplines and the approach to the artistic task from a fundamentally conceptual and anthropological point of view. From his individual exhibitions we can highlight Entre límites-Between limits, in the Culture Hall at the Castillo de Maya in Pamplona-Iruña in 1989. Buenos días tristeza-Bonjour Tristesse-Good morning sadness-Bonjour Tristesse, in the Durango Art and History Museum in 1990. Pedro Osakar,
Painting Exhibition at the Dieciséis Gallery in San Sebastian-Donosti in 1991. Vitrinas-Showcases, in the Gustavo de Maeztu Museum in Estella-Lizarra in 1993. Arcades Project, Painting, sculpture and photography exhibition. Juan Bravo Culture Hall in Madrid in 1999. This project supposes an important change and the start of an artistic career that continues to date. From the questioning of the role undertaken by the image through to the construction processes of a look, there is a recurrent interest in uncovering the contradictions that help us situate ourselves in the face of artistic work and, therefore, in the face of reality.
La Ciudad Improbable-The Improbably City, exhibition at the Sandunga Gallery in Granada in 2000 is the first individual exhibition he holds in Andalusia. It is followed by: Twin Blackboards, in the Art Space at the Azucarera Contemporary Art in Granada in 2002, Projects. On Blackboards, at the M.E.C.A. Gallery in Almería, and the Caja Castilla la Mancha Exhibition Hall in Cáceres in 2007, and The Reality Games-Los Juegos de la Realidad, at the American Institute of Santa Fe (Granada) and the Arms Hall, at the Pamplona Citadel in 2009 and 2010.
Recently the work with images has given way to a greater protagonism of the text through signs and models of the spaces and places. The written word takes the place of the image. During this time he has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Shows, Biennials and Competitions. He has been awarded numerous prizes and distinctions and his artwork forms part of both private and public collections

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