Eriz Moreno (Bilbao, Spain, 1982), his artistic practice is mainly related to historical-political contexts and their effect on a specific population or landscape and with a work format based on the creation of files (of photographs, videos, books, objects, etc.). The sum of these conditions gives him the method to face creative decisions individually in each project (taking into account: what, how, where and why) and its subsequent exhibition, usually in the form of an installation and/or publication. Motivated by his interest in publications related to the territory and landscape in September 2020 he defended his PhD: The road trip and the photo essay as place experiences (United States of America, 1958 – 2012).
Because of his interest in creating artworks related to the territory he has received several grants and awards to carry out projects in Armenia, Austria, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Macau, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, USA and former Yugoslavian republics.
Among the exhibitions held after 2013 stand out the individual exhibitions:Projekt Betonat the Żak Gallery in Gdańsk (Poland, 2013), the Regional Museum of Szczecinek (Poland, 2013), and Ariz Culture Center (Spain, 2018); 18/19/2013 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Nations made in the public space of Leipzig (Germany, 2013) and at BilbaoArte Foundation (Spain, 2014); Bratstvo / Jedinstvo at Sala Rekalde (Bilbao, 2016), Torrene Culture Center (Spain, 2017) and Noáin Culture Center (Spain, 2018); Du – Dein Leben – Deine Zeit in Kultur Leioa (Spain, 2020) a cooperation project about comparing the image of women in “women's magazines” from the 1960’s in Spain and the German Democratic Republic; and Transfăgărășan in Cervantes Institute of Bucharest (Romania, 2020), where he exhibited the photographic analysis of a road trip.
Remarkable collective exhibitions include: Horizon (2013) at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain), 9.980 km. El horizonte que nos separa (2014) at DA2 Center of Contemporary art of Salamanca (Spain), Wo wir sind (Donde estamos) (2015) in D21 Kunstraum Leipzig (Germany), …at least a provisional way to settle somewhere(2017) at Montehermoso Cultural Center in Vitoria (Spain), an initiative of San Sebastian 2016, European City of Culture; and the participation in the following art festivals:Meeting Point(2015) at the Kunstverein Konstanz (Germany) and Kunstraum Kreuzlingen (Switzerland), during the 600th anniversary of the Council of Konstanz; Home Sick Home (2018) in Kitzscher (Germany); and Mahaia (2020) in Bilbao, Pamplona (both in Spain) and Bayonne (France).
Statement / 200 words
42nd parallel north • 7000 Oaks • A 2 1/2 Mile Walk Sculpture • An Atlas of Radical Cartography • asphalt • Åsgårdsreien • Boeing B-52 Stratofortress • Becher & Becher • Bi’r Tawīl • boundary • Carbon • communication • publication • comparison • denotation • desert • draw/tie • ‘Draw a Straight Line and Follow It’• East • European route E60 • Frank, Robert • function • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport • heritage • Heygate Estate • Highway 66 Revisited • History • Hotel Palenque • horizon • GLONASS / GPS • Graham, Dan • Göbekli Tepe • Huebler, Douglas • identity • (im)migration • journey • Kerouac, Jack • La Double Vie de Véronique • land-art • landscape • language • Learning from Las Vegas • Ligne Maginot • Lincoln Highway • Macau City Expansion Plan • mapping • postmodernity • Motherland • naming • Nao Victoria • Nazca • nonsite • panorama • periphery • perspective correction • photography • Rainbow Plans • Reichsautobahn Berlin–Königsberg • reterritorialization • Richter, Gerhard • Roanoke Colony • Scarlet’s Walk • Shapolski et al. Manhattan Real Estate Holdings • Shibboleth • Silent Spaces • Smithson, Robert • South Valley Development • South-to-North Water Transfer Project • Tenova TAKRAF SRs 8000 • Terra Infirma. Geography’s visual culture • territory • The Lightning Field • the long and winding road • the river Rubicon • ‘to not indicate: Canada, James Bay… Straits of Florida’ • toponymy • to walk• Townscape Madrid • transfer • transport • Trinity • Tulse Luper Suitcases • twin city • Qender Zjarri • Vanishing Point • Visočica hill • Warburg, Aby • War Games • Wilderness Downtown • Woven Maps (West Cork/New Mexico)