Amaia Molinet (*1988) lives and works in Bilbao, Spain and in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In her artistic practice, she focuses on expanded photography, addressing the relationship between territory and identity, and highlighting the symbolism of the features of landscape. In other words, she develops her artistic work as a study of the environment, understood as a framework for identity influence, by using symbolism and connotation as artistic tools to get to know our reality from both an affective and perceptive point of view. She believes in the importance of travelling to capture images through photography and video, as a way of creating close bonds between oneself and the environment and finding a balance within the controversial nature of working on a given and demarcated territory.
She is a PhD candidate in Art Research with the thesis project “Photography and Territory; Multiple Events Crossed by Love”. She also holds a MA in Contemporary, Technological and Performative Art and BA at the University of the Basque Country. She has been awarded grants and awards by organizations such as the Guggenheim Museum, INJUVE Spanish Ministry of Culture, Eremuak and the Basque Government, C arte C Madrid, Centro Huarte, Navarra Culture Department, or Bilbao Arte Foundation, carrying out site-specific projects, exhibitions and artistic residencies in Western Sahara, Iceland, Austria, Romania, Argentina, United States, France and Spain.
This residency is supported by the Creative Europe programme. The residency program is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.
The residency is organized in collaboration with Meet Factory in the Czech Republic, hablarenarte: in Spain and Visual Culture Research Center, in Ukraine.