Maider López

The artist Maider López (San Sebastián, 1975) develops her work by intervening in public space and architecture. Her projects usually require the participation of the spectator, whom she involves by making them a part of a subtly altered space. Provoking new uses and meanings to connoted contexts, Maider López carefully records the changes that derive from the distortions she proposes. In this way, she generates videographic pieces that document, transfer and revive these interventions, while activating sensitivity about public space and generating new codes of meaning.  

Her works have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, for example, in the biennials of Venice, Istanbul, Sharjah and Prospect. She's realized projects in public space such as Ataskoa or Polder Cup and has participated in exhibitions such as: Arnasa, Museo Bellas Artes, Bilbao (2020); Art is happening, Statens Konstrad, Sweden (2019); Prospect 4. Contemporary Art Triennial. New Orleans (2017); 1645 Chalk. Matadero Madrid (2016); Displacement. Koldo Mitxelena and MARCO (2015); Play Time. Les Ateliers de Rennes, 4th biennale d'art contemporain. Rennes. France (2014); Mom, I am Barbarian? 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013); Mountain. Lower Austria Contemporany (2013); Polder Cup, Skor and Witte de With, Netherlands (2010); Eclats, Centre Pompidou-Metz (2010), Sharjah Biennial 9, United Arab Emirates (2009); Line of sight, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2008); SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space, New Zealand (2008); AdosAdos, Guggenheim Bilbao (2007); Columnes, Caixa Forum, Barcelona (2006) and 51st Venice Biennial (2005).