Approved: 23.02.2008

Hondartza Fraga

Artist, Project manager

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Approved: 23.02.2008

Using drawing, photography, animation and video as her main mediums, she explores our individual and collective relationship to the world around us, the different ‘distances’ between ourselves and everything else: spatial, temporal, emotional, cultural and imagined. Featured in her work are model ships, maps, earth globes and other domestic objects that evoke an idea of travel or faraway places. In the work, these objects act as links between home and elsewhere, questioning the meaning of both terms and our position in-between. 

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  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Curating, Project management
  • Categories: Project, Animation, Drawing, Film & Video, Photography
  • Tags: maritime, whales, sea, landscape, home, distance, miniature
 
 

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    Biography

    Using drawing, photography, animation and video as her main mediums, she explores our individual and collective relationship to the world around us, the different ‘distances’ between ourselves and everything else: spatial, temporal, emotional, cultural and imagined. Featured in her work are model ships, maps, earth globes and other domestic objects that evoke an idea of travel or faraway places. In the work, these objects act as links between home and elsewhere, questioning the meaning of both terms and our position in-between. 

    http://www.hondartzafraga.com

     

    CV & Education

    Selected CV

    Qualifications and training

    • 2007 - MA Contemporary Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
    • 2005 - BA Fine Art, University of the Basque Country, Spain

    Residencies

    • 2013 The Leverhulme Trust Artist-in-Residence, Maritime Historical Studies Centre, University of Hull
    • 2011 Occursus, based at Site Gallery, Sheffield (1-month artist-in-residence)
    • 2010 LKV, Trondheim, Norway (2-month artist-in-residence)

    Solo Exhibitions

    • 2014
    • El Mar Indirecto, Espacio Creativo Alexandra, Santander, Spain
    • 2013
    • A Still Better Seaward Peep, Various venues across Hull
    • Seaward Bound, La Caverna de la Luz, Santander, Spain
    • Ese Centro Frágil e Incierto, Sala Bretón, Astillero, Cantabria, Spain
    • 2012 
    • That Uncertain and Fragile Centre, GreySpace Galleries, Leeds, UK
    • 2011 
    • Mars was a Place, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
    • Ever Remote, Ever There, South Square Gallery, Bradford
    • 2010 
    • Bearing Elsewhere, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK
    • Either Remembered or Not SeenLKV guest artist, Babel, Trondheim, Norway

    Group Exhibitions

    • 2015
    • The Whole Wide World, The International 3, Manchester
    • The 2015 Tetley's Collection, The Tetley, Leeds
    • Curio•sea•ty, East Street Arts Project Space, Leeds
    • So Far, So Awesome, Fountains Abbey, Ripon
    • 2014
    • The Whales of August, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, New York
    • 2013 
    • Drawings, East Street Arts Showspace, London
    • That Ever Increasing Distance, Supercollider, Blackpool, UK
    • Sampler Pop Up, East Street Arts & Test Space, New York
    • 2012 
    • Paisajes de Fondo, Pocagallery, Portugalete, Spain
    • Close to Home, Land2 and ESA, East Street Arts Leeds, UK
    • Microcosm, Curated by Louise Ashcroft, Leeds, UK
    • Woolgather Art Prize 2012, Leeds, UK
    • Linear Progressions, SHINE, Leeds, UK
    • 2011 
    • Last Requests, Bloc, Sheffield, UK
    • Wirksworth Festival, Various Venues, Wirksworth, UK
    • Hydro Power, The Clocktower Gallery, Sheffield, UK
    • occursus presents: Paul Evans and Hondartza Fraga, DLA Piper, Sheffield, UK
    • Jour de Féte, The Private Space Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
    • Temporary Art Show 3 Part 1, Westgate Studios, Wakefield
    • 2010
    • Above the Serious, The Gallery, Stoke Newington Library, London
    • Minutiae, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
    • The Drawing Shed, PSL [Project Space Leeds], Leeds, UK
    • Drawn, Clock Tower Gallery, Sheffield, UK
    • Abbarakadabra, Mardin Biennial, Mardin, Turkey
    • Experimental Travel, Art in Unusual Spaces, The Light, Leeds, UK
    • Hybrid, Various venues, Sheffield, UK
    • Instinct, The Moor, Sheffield, UK
    • 2009
    • The Big Hang, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK
    • From one distance to another, Colar...te...Gallery, Santander, Spain
    • The Sheffield Pavilion 2009, The 11th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London
    • >ZOOart 09, Art.ur Association, Cuneo, Italy
    • The Object of Photography, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, UK
    • Prism, The Showroom, Sheffield, UK

    Screenings

    • 2012
    • The Everyday, curated by Victoria Lucas, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
    • Official Selection, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK
    • Tegel: Flights of Fancy, Kino Babylon Saal, Berlin
    • 2011
    • Ever Remote Screening (Touring), South Square Gallery, Bradford | Site Gallery, Sheffield | Crescent Arts, Scarborough
    • 2010
    • QUAD Gleam Festival, Various Venues, Derby, UK
    • Between "the other" and "the self", Voges Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    • 2009
    • Cross-Cutting, Sierra Metro, Edinburgh, UK
    • New:Vision Award, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Aurora/Outpost, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
    • 2008
    • Selected Works, II Digital Photography Foconorte Prize, Centro Cultural Doctor Madrazo, Santander, Spain