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Miren Jaio

Art critic who lives and works in Bilbao. She has a degree in Art History (Universidad de Zaragoza), an MA in Museum Studies (City University, London) and is currently working on her phd (Universidad del País Vasco). She has taught Contemporary Art History in Universidad del País Vasco, Arte Eskola and USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium).
Texts and essays: Her texts and essays have appeared in several Spanish art magazines and newspapers (Zehar, Lápiz, Arquitectura Viva, Rekarte, Mugalari art supplement of Gara newspaper) and catalogues and art books (Área 2 de sala rekalde, Reacción-Erreakzioa, La Casa Encendida, Manifesta 5, Gure Artea, A partir de cuatro películas, ¡Escóndete Objeto!…) She has also edited several publications: dieciocho, of INjuve in 2002, Front Line Compilation (DAE) in collaboration with Peio Aguirre and Leire Vergara in 2003, Beste Bat! in collaboration with Fito Rodríguez in 2004…).
Workshops and talks:She has given talks and taken part in different workshops, among others, “Jon Mikel Euba. Animalario” in Musac (León, 2007), “Feminismos y prácticas artísticas en nuestro entorno” (Pamplona, 2006), “Brief account on periphery, institution and criticism” in the course “Art criticism and museums: in & out”, museo Artium (Vitoria, 2005), práctica artística y feminismo en el País Vasco in Arteleku (San Sebastián) in the workshop Mutaciones del feminismo part of the project Desacuerdos (Macba, Arteleku, UNIA, 2005), “After Manifesta”, discussion panel at Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea (San Sebastián, 2004), Worshop on art criticism and curating in centro CCE (Córdoba-Argentina 2003), “Other narratives, other identity politics” at Jornadas sobre Arte Contemporáneo at Eusko Ikaskuntza (Bilbao, 2001), “A personal lexicom for the end of the millennium” in Germinations IX, in Arteleku (San Sebastián, 2001)…
She has curated exhibitions such as Muestra de Arte Joven INjuve in collaboration with Frederic Montornés (Madrid, 2002) or Beste Bat! a project in collaboration with Fito Rodríguez with archive material on the punk phenomenon in the Basque Country in sala rekalde (Bilbao, 2004).
She is currently working with Oier Etxeberria on Periferiak07 a programme of projects centred on urban space. Taking editing as art practice as this year’s main subject this programme that comprises workshops, screenings, exhibitions and performances will take place in Bilbao throughout 2007.