Edición 2017

Maider López

Maider López

San Sebastián, 1975

Her work involves carrying out interventions in public spaces and architecture. Her interventions often require audience participation and reveal imposed rules of behaviour. She breaks free from the statism of things and places, opening the possibilities for negotiation and finding new ways to perceive and interact.


Her work has been widely exhibited within Spain and abroad, for example, in the Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennial, Sharjah Biennial and Prospect Biennial in New Orleans. She has presented projects such as Ataskoa, Polder Cupand Playain public spaces and has participated in several exhibitions including Prospect 4-Contemporary Art Triennial of New Orleans, 2017; 1645 Tizas(1645 Chalks) at Matadero Madrid, 2016; Desplazamiento(Displacement) at Koldo Mitxelena and MARCO, 2015; Play Timeat Les Ateliers de Rennes-4th biennale d’art contemporain de Rennes, France, 2014; Mom, I am Barbarian?at 13th Istanbul Biennial, 2013; Mountainat Lower Austria Contemporary, 2013; Polder Cupat Skor and Witte de With, Holland, 2010; Eclatsat Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2010; Sharjah Biennial 9, United Arab Emirates, 2009; Line of sightat Zendai Moma Museum of Shanghai, 2008; SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space, New Zealand, 2008; AdosAdosat Guggenheim Bilbao, 2007; Columnesat Caixa Forum, Barcelona, 2006; and 51st Venice Biennale, 2005.

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25 people on 25 hill, 25 people on 1 hill. Cappadocia – Turkey, 2015

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Fuentes. Donosti-San Sebastián, 2016

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Mountain. Grafenegg-Austria, 2013

Her project in Cáceres Abierto 2019

A project made exclusively for the city of Cáceres that involves moving five granite rocks, the material with which the city is built, from their natural environment and placing them in the monumental centre. They can be used as urban furniture, a place to sit or lean on, become a meeting point and transform into a public space. This displacement relates and contrasts the original material and its transformation with the natural and urban environment. The project and mobilisation of the rocks will conclude with replacing them in their original place and position, leaving everything as it was before.


Piedra-piedra, 2019


Piedra-piedra, 2019


Piedra-piedra, 2019

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