Lock-in Vol. 7

We’re gonna open your head

Place: Punta Begoña Galleries
Date: 6th of September, Friday
Time: 9:45 – 18:00 + Bonus track
Prize: 35€ (lunch included)
With Lucía Agirre, Jon Uriarte, Ramón Pez, Garikoitz Fraga, Juno Calypso, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Hanna Watson, Neil Harbisson and José Luis de Vicente.

We’re gonna open your head. Figuratively speaking, of course. In this edition, Lock-in will be about what is coming; a kind of exercise of the future. A whole day, lunch included, of talks, dialogues and presentations. We have this menu prepared for you:

9:45 – 10:00
Presentation of GETXOPHOTO

10:00 – 11:30
Staging in the future
Lucía Agirre curator at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Jon Uriarte artist and digital curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London
José Luis de Vicente curator for Sónar+D

11:30 – 12:00
Coffee break

12:00 – 13:30
The paper of the paper
Ramón Pez art director, editor and designer
Garikoitz Fraga editor of Belleza Infinita

13:30 – 15:30
Lunch break

15:30 – 17:00
Bodies (*with translation)
Juno Calypso english photographer
Haley Morris-Cafiero photographer from the United States
Hannah Watson director of the TJ Boulting Gallery and Trolley Books

17:30 – 18:30
The rebirth of our species
Neil Harbisson artist and cyborg

18:30 – 20:00
Bonus track
Beers, apetizers and family photo

Select your menu before the 30th of August. For all inscriptions made after that, the menu will be chosen by the Festival’s organisation.

Biographies

Lucía Aguirre, curator at Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

Born in Getxo in 1970, Lucía Aguirre, curator of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao since 2000, has worked both in the organization and curatorial development of the Museum’s artistic program —temporary exhibitions and presentations of the permanent collection—- as well as in training and research regarding the Museum’s own Collection, collaborating with artists, curators and international institutions. She has a degree in Philosophy and Literature, specializing in Geography and History (University of Deusto), she has a title in Museology and Art Criticism given by L’Università Internazionale dell’Arte (UIA) of Florence, and she has been accredited as Technical Manager of Museums and Art Museums by the Tuscany Region.

Jon Uriarte, artist and digital curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London

Born in Hondarribia in 1979, Jon Uriarte studied Photography at the Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics of Catalunya and at the International Center of Photography in New York. He also completed a master’s degree in Projects and Art Theories, imparted by PhotoEspaña and the European University of Madrid. He has exhibited in various centers and art galleries, both individual or collectively, including the Casa Encendida in Madrid, the Koldo Mitxelena in Donostia, the Studio 304 in New York, the HBC Center in Berlin and the Sala d’ Art Jove of Barcelona. He founded Widephoto, an independent platform dedicated to curating and another activities related to contemporary photography. He also conceptualized and coordinated for 3 years DONE, the project on reflection and visual creation promoted by Foto Colectania. He currently lives in London, where he has just joined as Digital curator of the prestigious The Photographers’ Gallery

Ramón Pez, art director, editor and designer

Born in Italy in 1975, Ramón Pez is an award-winning editor, curator and creative director who has 10 years of experience in magazine management, book creation, exhibition design and illustration. His characteristic and versatile style arises from an underground approach related to the idea that design is the architecture of storytelling, where stories and narrative structures mix different media. He has an extensive experience leading and advising international creative teams, as well as managing the production of several editorial projects. He gives lectures and runs workshops in several cities such as New York, Barcelona, Mexico City, Paris, Sarajevo, Buenos Aires or London.

Garikoitz Fraga, editor of Belleza Infinita

Born in Bilbao in 1971, Garikoitz Fraga studied Fine Arts at the University of the Basque Country and Music at the Conservatory of Bilbao. As head of the publishing company Belleza Infinita and the distribution company Bukinda, he is responsible of selecting, editing with the authors, distributing, promoting and managing, which gives him a global vision of the editorial work. Belleza Infinita edits and distributes unclassifiable publications that encourage different ways of perceiving, expressing and thinking, and they are committed to experimentation and are conceived as works of art in themselves. They publish huge print runs, with adjusted prices according to the book market, affordable for years in the best bookstores, museum stores, comic books, art galleries and Internet, among others.

Juno Calypso, english photographer

Born in London in 1989, where she lives and works. Juno Calypso is a London based artist working with photography, film and installation. She studyed photography at the London College of Communication. She has recieved numerous prizes, such as the Michael Wilson Award 2012, LCC Hotshoe Portfolio Award 2012, The Catlin Art Prize 2013, reGeneration3 2015, BJP International Photography Award 2015, Foam Talent 2016, Creative Review 2017, Vic Odden Award by the Royal Photography Society 2018. Her work has been published in Vogue Italy, TIME Magazine, The Gurdian, Paper, i-D, Dazed & Confused, The Sunday Times, VICE, The Independent and The Huffington Post and has been exhibited in the Piccolo Theatre of Milan, Tate Modern, Southbank Centre and Photo London, amongst others.

Haley Morris-Cafiero, american photographer

Born in 1976 in Tennessee, Haley Morris-Cafiero is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she earned a BA in Photography and a BFA in Ceramics. 2016 Fulbright finalist, she holds a MFA from the University of Arizona in Art. Part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator, she explores the act of reflection in her photography. Her photographs have been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, and have been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and online including Le Monde, New York Magazine and Salon. Nominated for the Prix Pictet in 2014. Her monograph, Wait Watchers, was published in 2015 by the Magenta Foundation. Works as a photography instructor and lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Neil Harbisson, artist an cyborg

Born in England in 1984 and Catalan-raised, Neil Harbisson –contemporary artist and cyborg– is known for having an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognised as a cyborg by the British government. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours via audible vibrations in his skull, including infrareds and ultraviolets as well as receive colours from space, images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via internet connection.​ Co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation that aims to help humans become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborg art. Co-founder of the Transpecies Society, an association that gives voice to people with non-human identities, defends the freedom of self-design and offers the creation of new senses and new organs in community.

Hannah Watson, director of TJ Boulting and Trolley Books

Londresen jaioa 1980an, Hannah Watson TJ Boulting arte garaikide galeriaren zuzendaria da, eta Trolley Books argitaletxearen zuzendaria. 2001ean sortua, Trolley-k argazkilaritzari eta arte garaikideari buruzko istorioak aurkezten dituzten hainbat liburu argitaratu ditu. TJ Boulting galería Fitzrovian sortu zen, Londresen, 2011n. Bertako programak Juno Calypso, Maisie Cousins, Boo Saville, Stephanie Quayle eta Juliana Cerqueira Leite bezalako artistak errepresentatzen ditu. 2015etik bertan ospatu da British Journal of Photography-ren nazioarteko sariaren irabazlearen bakarkako erakusketa. UCL-n Arte Historian lizentziatua eta ikerketa materialean espezializatu ostean Veneziako Peggy Guggenheim Bilduman praktikak egin zituen, eta Trolleyra 2005ean batu zen. Fitzrovia Chapel Fundazioaren kidea da, antzina Middlesex Hospitala zena eta orain komunitatearentzako arte espacio bezala funtzionatzen duen kapera sekularra, eta The Photographer’s Gallery Contemporary-ren batzordearen kidea da.