Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Artist's Profile: Hondartza Fraga

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Hondartza Fraga, who is currently exhibiting at South Square for this month (see "Ever Remote, Ever There").

Hondartza Fraga, currently based in Sheffield, was born in Galicia, Spain. After a BA degree at The University of the Basque Country she completed an MA degree in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007. She has exhibited nationally (Liverpool, Leeds, London) and internationally (Portugal, Turkey, Italy, Norway).

Working primarily with video, photography and drawing, Hondartza’s work researches the emotional dependency relation between person, object and image. She is interested in tensions between different image-making systems, analogue and digital technologies and how they affect the way we understand images. Earlier in 2010 she did an artist-in-residence stay at LKV studios in Trondheim, Norway, from which some of the works in this exhibition have originated. 

Hondartza’s latest work revolves around the ideas of home and of elsewhere, exploring what it may mean to be lost in between. From drawing to video, original to found, "Ever remote, ever there" is an exhibition of works that seek to re-interpret the fictional and elusive character of home and the unknown. 

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