Garmendia, Iñaki

Ordizia, Gipuzkoa, 1972

031Iñaki Garmendia



1972 Born on October 9 in Ordizia, Gipuzkoa (Basque Country).


Begins studying for a Fine Arts degree at the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea.


Receives an Erasmus grant to study at the Faculty of Art, Media & Design of the University of the West of England, Bristol. Participates in the exhibitions École d’art in Bordeaux and Ezkatoz Parisitik at the AEK in Bilbao.


Graduates with a Fine Arts degree from the University of the Basque Country, with a major in Sculpture.


Has a solo show, Iñaki Garmendia, at Barrena Kultur Etxea in Ordizia.


Participates in the “Ángel Bados-Txomin Badiola Workshop” held at Arteleku in Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque Country). Completes a multimedia and digital image course at Kingsway College, London.


Receives a grant from the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa. His solo exhibition Me voy a ir, me voy, estoy ido, organized by Donostiako Arte Ekinbideak (D.A.E.) opens at the Casa de Cultura Egia in Donostia-San Sebastián.


Receives an audiovisual production grant from the Basque Government. Participates in Superkongresua, encuentro entre creadores artísticos, an encounter of artists organized by the D.A.E. at the Casa de Cultura Egia in Donostia-San Sebastián, and in Rock Radical Vasco, a competition for new artists at Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea in Donostia-San Sebastián.


His video Goierri konpeti, created in collaboration with Asier Mendizabal, premieres at Sala Kutxa in Donostia-San Sebastián. Participates in the Taipei Biennial, the group show Organisational Forms at Skuc Galerija in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the video festival Intervenciones TV: Festival de vídeo in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country).


Kolpez kolpe opens at Galería T4 in Barcelona. His work is featured in the exhibitions Cine y casi cine at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, and Després de la noticia at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània (CCCB) in Barcelona.


Wins first prize in the 2004 Gure Artea competition, organized by the Basque Government, alongside Ibon Aranberri and Azucena Vieites. Participates in the International Studio & Curatorial Program (I.S.C.P.) in New York, thanks to a grant from the Youth Institute of the Spanish Ministry of Equality (INJUVE). Is awarded a residency in the International Studio Programme at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. His work is included in the group exhibition Glocal at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz in Pamplona (Navarre). Participates in the 6th Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, held in Vrsac and Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, and in Manifesta 5, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, in Donostia-San Sebastián.


His work is included in the show Gure Artea: Iñaki Garmendia, Ibon Aranberri, Azucena Vieites, in the Sala Norte of Artium, Basque Museum-Center of Contemporary Art in Vitoria-Gasteiz.


His book Only Kids Love Other Kids is published. Presents Red Light/ Straight Edge + Izarra at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt.


Receives the Visual Arts Grant from Fundación Marcelino Botín in Santander (Cantabria). His work is featured in the group shows 1, 2, 3… Vanguardias. El arte como arte contextual, in the Sala Rekalde in Bilbao; Imágenes del otro lado, in the Sala San Antonio Abad at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands); and Intensities. Inconformisme, incorrecció i rebel·lió entre art i escena musical, which toured extensively in Catalonia, showing at El Prat de Llobregat, Mataró, Sabadell, Ripollet, Terrassa, Caldes de Montbui, Caldes d’Estrac, Vilafranca del Penedès, and Sant Boi de Llobregat.


The show No R.S. opens at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz in Pamplona. Presents No R.S. (99 Red Love Balloons) at Underdox 3: Document und Experiment Festival in Munich, Germany. Participates in the Postproduction program at ARTIS Den Bosch in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.


Presents his video Blow After Blow (Kolpez kolpe) as part of the EXPANDED BOX program organized in connection with the ARCO Art Fair in Madrid. The Museo San Telmo in Donostia-San Sebastián acquires the work for its collection. He exhibits in the collective show Itinerarios 2007/08 at the Fundación Marcelino Botín exhibition hall in Santander, Cantabria.


Obtains the Hangar-Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) artist exchange residency in Cairo, Egypt. Exhibits Blow After Blow at the Centre de Documentació del Centre d’Art La Panera in Lleida (Catalonia). His work appears in the exhibitions The Shadow of Speech: MACBA Collection at the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Korea in Seoul, and Art Contemporain et Culture Rock at Le Carrée/ Musée Bonnat in Bayonne, France.


Presents a one-man show at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge in Barcelona and participates in the group exhibition 1979. Un monument a instants radicals at the same center. Presents the sculpture Untitled (Six Peaks) [Sin título (seis picos)] in the Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz stand at the ARCO Art Fair in Madrid. Artium in Vitoria-Gasteiz acquires the piece and exhibits it for the first time in 2012 as part of the show entitled Montajes de Atracciones (Tirar del hilo. Colección Artium).


His work is included in the group shows Materiality, at the Wyspa Art Foundation in Gdansk, Poland, and Gravity & Disgrace II, at the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC) in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia).


The show Police/car opens at Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz in Madrid. The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) acquires his video Untitled Orbea (Orduña) [S/T Orbea (Orduña)] and presents it in the exhibition La Colección. His work is included in the group show Constelación Europa at the Museo San Telmo in Donostia-San Sebastián. Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao with Erlea Maneros Zabala and Xabier Salaberria.


Participates as a speaker in the program 03/04: The escaped paradise, held in Tabakalera in Donostia/San Sebastián.


Goierri Konpeti is shown at Tabakalera in Donostia/San Sebastián.
His work is part of Punk. Its Traces in Contemporary Art, an exhibition organized by the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Spain.


Bestea naiz. El otro soy yo. Migraciones políticas y poéticas can be viewed at Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea in Donostia/San Sebastián.