Arte ekoizpen feministak - Producciones de arte feminista
In the context of the Basque Country, contemporary art institutions incorporated within their activities cycles, conferences, research and encounters associated with the production of feminist art. This phenomenon lasted from the end of the 1990s until the late noughties. The two main institutions that gave space to these practices were Arteleku in Gipuzkoa (Regional Council of Gipuzkoa) and Montehermoso in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council). In this work we are not going to ask why these spaces disappeared. We will, however, put some thought into feminist art productions as knowledge processes; as catalysts for different critical theories originating from different feminisms, queer and trans theories; and as points of departure for rethinking public policies and as generators of visualities. So it is essential to see the shape we have taken as subjects of knowledge in specific cultural contexts.
This book presents a compilation of texts by the following artists and cultural managers: Maider Zilbeti, Saioa Olmo, María Mur Dean, Ainhoa Güemes Moreno and Enkarni Gómez Genua, Maria Ptqk, Itziar Okariz, Kontxa Elorza, Bulegoa Z/B (Beatriz Cavia and Leire Vergara), Erreakzioa-Reacción (Azucena Vieites-Estíbaliz Sádaba), María José Belbel.
Maider Zilbeti graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology and in Philosophy from the University of the Basque Country. She obtained a Master’s degree in Sociology of Law at the International Institute (IISJ). She is currently engaged in writing her doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Basque Country where she is researching processes of feminist art in the Basque Country over the last 15 years.
For four years Maider has been the director of the journal Zehar, which is published by the centre of culture and thought, Arteleku, promoted by the Regional Council of Gipuzkoa. She has worked as a cultural manager in various projects in the Basque Country and Mexico.
Today she works in the Coordination and Institutionalisation of Gender Perspective for the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Mexican Federation.