Oier Iruretagoiena’s work is a combination of sculpture, sound and text. The results of his ongoing investigations into Basque myths, beliefs and customs inform his most recent production. Incursions to places of interest motivated by ethnographic readings gradually led to the collection of stories and customs, chronicles of historical events and other narrations that cross-contaminate to produce different possible readings.
Oier Iruretagoiena (b.1988, Errenteria, based in Bilbao) graduated in Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country in 2011. He has exhibited indvidually at Carreras Múgica gallery in Bilbao (2015), Halfhouse in Barcelona (2014), Egia culture centre (2013) and Montehermoso culture centre in Vitoria-Gasteiz (2011). He has taken part in group exhibitions at Elba Benitez in Madrid (2016) and at KM Kulturunea in Donostia (2013). He has also presented his work in spaces and festivals such as San Serrife in Amsterdam (2016), Festival Ertz (for other types of music) in Bera (2014), Zarata Fest in Bilbao (2011), Cicle HUM y L’ull cec (2010) and LEM (2005) in Barcelona, Tuned City in Berlin (2008) and Elektronikaldia in Donostia (2003). He has published work with labels such as Zeromoon in the US, Test Tube in Portugal, Obs in Russian, Rhizome.s in France and Nueni in the Basque Country. He is also one of the curators at Le Larraskito Kluba in Bilbao.