Jon Mikel Euba

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Jon Mikel Euba (Amorebieta, 1967) is an artist based in Bilbao. His work is grounded in drawing as a procedure, and sculpture as a programme resolved in diverse media. Since the late 1990s, he completed a number of residencies in Arteleku, San Sebastián, (1994-1995), Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2000-2001), Re:location Academy in Luxembourg (2004), Platform Garanti in Istanbul (2005) and Vrije Ruimten Zuidas in Amsterdam (2008), where he developed a particular system of production through an 'economical technique' which has guided his practice since. This search, which he also considers a form of resistance, requires processes that involve other people, in which Euba plays the role of a mediator or filter.

From 2006 on, continuing his performative work in other media, he developed a series of performances whose result condensed in the Re:horse series at MUSAC in León (2006), Flacc in Genk (2006), and El Farol Auditorium in Valparaiso (2010). As part of Euba's commissioned project with If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution Re:horse was presented at Festival a/d Werf in Utrecht (2007), De Appel arts centre (Lecture on Re:horse) (2008), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2009), Project Arts Centre in Dublin (2009), and as Transcoding Re:horse at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2010).

In 2010 he, Txomin Badiola and Sergio Prego devised the experimental pedagogical project Primer Proforma 2010. 30 Exercises, 40 days, 8 hours a day (http://primerproforma2010.org/langswitch_lang/en/).

During the last four years he has been working on a writing-centred project aimed at defining a form of praxis that may evolve into a technical theory.