Ignacio Uriarte


"60 Seconds“, 2005, wristwatches, approx. 400 cm diameter

Born (1972) and raised in Krefeld, Germany. From 1992 to 1995 he studied Business Administration in Madrid and Mannheim and subsequently worked for corporations such as Siemens, Canon, Interlub and Agilent Technologies in Germany, Spain and Mexico. He studied audiovisual arts in Guadalajara, Mexico (1998 to 2001) and quit his last serious job in November 2003, dedicating himself since then to what he calls 'office art'. From 2004 to 2006 he took part in an artist residency program at Hangar Barcelona. Since 2007 he lives and works in Berlin. Selection of recent museum solo exhibitions include CGAC, Santiago de Compostela (2007), Laboratorio 987, MUSAC, Leon (2008) and Centro Huarte deArte Contemporáneo, Pamplona (2008).

Solo shows
2010 Ignacio Uriarte, i8, Reykjavik, Iceland; Auf dem Papier, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
Aufzählungen und Abrisse, Vierter Stock, Berlin, Germany; The invention of letters, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia; Typologies, Galerie Feinkost, Berlin, Germany
The history of the typewriter recited by Michael Winslow, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain

2009 The Michael Winslow typewriter experience, Art Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach, USA; I am making art (with Wilfredo Prieto), Taka Ishii gallery, Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan; Trabajos sobre (el) papel, La Fábrica Galería, Madrid, Spain; 9 to 5, Galerie Feinkost, Berlin, Germany

2008 Incidental arrangements, Galleria Gentili, Prato, Italy; Trabajos en serie, Huarte Centro de arte, Pamplona, Spain; Tan sencillo como una línea ó un círculo, Laboratorio 987, MUSAC, Leon, Spain
Atasco de papel, Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain; Alfa & Omega, Capella de Sant Roc, Valls, Spain

2007 About lines and circles, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain; O debuxo por diante, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2005 Lo que pasa cuando dejas la oficina para dedicarte al arte, Casa Soler i Palet, Terrassa, Spain

Last exhibition in Berlin 2012: http://www.figgevonrosen.com/