Miren Doiz


Miren Doiz (Pamplona, 1980) plays with painting and objects, moving in an absolutely physical medium. Her work doubtlessly presents one of the most unique conceptions of artistic practice and also one of the most invasive into territories in relation to which one would state it to be alien. Doiz herself considers that: “My work always has painting as its fundamental axis, but is located between the pictorial, installation and photography. The plastic translation of this method results in an amalgam that subverts the observing of the rules, whether this is in the act of creation or of affectation in the visualising of the work. A dose of inspired hyper-realism that turns into atmospheres of everyday unreality, perhaps marked out by an intimate verisimilitude”.

In her first works, from 2005, that joining of painting, photography and installation dealt with rooms in the house, on the walls and furniture of which Doiz stretched acrylic paint. The final result was photography of the place with its corresponding occupant, which led her to name them “inhabited pictures”.

For Doiz the support for the painting is anything different from the traditional canvas – so a whole building, a bus, corners of public places, etc – and the painting itself can be made up of things ranging from acrylics and common pigments to everyday objects, different found materials and even the containers themselves. What is of great importance, along with much of the strength of the colour, is her chromatic boldness.

Thus, S.T. (Untitled) 2013, are simple undulating cardboard boxes covered in acrylic and folded up; and the set of works covered in the Serie no painting series has a common characteristic in that the elements that make it up never come from the painting directly, but rather from strange mechanisms. The collages are made of pieces cut out from pages in catalogues from exhibitions held by Doiz herself; collages that both play with the text and with the image, and which even allow themselves certain winks that one would say were if not figurative then narrative. On other occasions they are cardboard boxes and plastic bags folded up and wrapped until they form a chromatic and formal symphony that are as attractive as they are subtle. Finally, the forms of the largest work are created using blinds, plastic adhesive tape and canvas, stretching along the wall and sweeping over the floor in a visual game that questions its two dimensional nature.

María de Corral Lorena Martínez de Corral


Over the last few years I have developed a work focused on subverting the traditional ways of painting, a research about the limits, which has led me to expansive painting and to the production of a multidisciplinary work where the painting places me closer to photography, installation or sculpture.

Interest in the specific nature, and in the perception of each space, has been a constant in my work. I have intervened in different nonexhibition spaces which were photographed and posed some questions about what is real, the recreated, habitability, or the unique, and I have also carried out some installations and interventions where I incorporate the spectator into my painting, so they become a part of the picture.

Recently my research has been focused on changing my usual way of doing things, the way I was taught. This has led me, on the one hand, to another type of interventions where my painting, which was previously so obvious, has been dissolved until becoming almost invisible, yet without renouncing a complete transformation of the place. On the other hand this has also led me to a broad scope of work developed in the studio, in which I have eliminated material painting, in order to at the same time eliminate the use of certain resources and pictorial registers that were part of this learnt style. Plastics, cardboard, fabric, paper, in addition to found objects (in a series that I have been developing since 2012) have for me become materials that are more usual than painting itself.

Miren Doiz


MIREN DOIZ LARRAZ, Pamplona, 1980


Monógraficos de dibujo en la Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Pamplona

Bachillerato artístico en la Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Pamplona

Licenciada en Bellas Artes por la Universidad del País Vasco en junio de 2003

Arquitectura efímera. Montaje de exposiciones. Escola Massana d’Art i Disseny. Barcelona

Pintura y proyección profesional. Escola Massana d’Art i Disseny. Barcelona


2013 Gabinete Estampa. Foro

Sur. Stand de la galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz

2012 Visto y no visto. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz. Pamplona

Montar, desmontar. Horno de la Ciudadela. Pamplona

2010 Panorama 10. Intervención en la Casa del Almirante.Tudela

2009 Aquí. 4 fotógrafos desde Madrid. Comisariada por Lorena de Corral. Canal Isabel II. Madrid. Instituto Cervantes. Made in Mad. Milán

2008 Instalación en el Atrio del Museo Gustavo de Maeztu. Estella

2004 Ganadores Jóvenes Artistas 2003. Ciudadela de Pamplona


2015 Turn your eyes. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz. Madrid

2014 Beca Pollock-Krasner (abril de 2014-abril de 2015)

Jornadas ARTE+PINTURA. Organizadas por la Universidad de Pontevedra

Hiperobjetos. Comisariada por Alfredo Aracil. COAM. Madrid

Open Studio 2014. Madrid

8 cuestiones espacialmente extraordinarias. Comisariada por VirginiaTorrente.Tabacalera. Madrid

Retroalimentación. Comisariada por Francesco Giaveri y Tiago de Abreu Pinto. Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid

2013 Antes de irse. Ideas sobre la pintura. Comisariada por David Barro. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural- Unión Fenosa. A Coruña

A window in Berlin. Un proyecto de Ángel Nieto y Clara González. Berlín

2012 Feria Arco. Stand Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz

La colección IV. CA2M. Madrid

Un entorno empático para el artista. Comisariada por Emma Brasó. Sala de Arte Joven. Madrid

2011 La colección IV. CA2M. Madrid

A vueltas con la maldita pintura.

Una propuesta de Juan Ugalde. MUICO. Madrid

Un disparo de advertencia. Lalín. Comisariada por Ángel Calvo

Melodías Imposibles. SOS 8.4.

Comisariada por David Barro. Murcia

Diez años de fotografía española contemporánea. Instituto Cervantes de São Paulo, Río de Janeiro, Brasilia y Salvador de Bahía. Comisariada por Lorena Corral

Feria Arco. Stand de la Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz. Madrid

2010 Seleccionada en la Bienal de fotografía Purificación García

Art Forum. Stand de la Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt-Barbel Grasslin. Berlín

Welcome home. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz. Pamplona

Bienal de fotografía Purificación García. Círculo de Bellas Artes. Madrid. Bilbaoarte. Bilbao

Feria Arco. Stand de la galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz. Madrid

25 Aniversario de los Encuentros de Jóvenes Artistas de Navarra. Comisariada por Juan Zapater. Pamplona.Tudela. Sangüesa

Espacio Atlántico. Vigo. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz

2009 Seleccionada por David Barro para el Archivo de Creadores de Matadero Madrid

En la cuerda floja. Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt. Comisariada por Pablo Flórez. Madrid

6 artistas navarros contemporáneos. Galería María Forcada. Tudela

Contemporary Art 09. Recinto de la Ciudadela. Pamplona

Feria ARCO. Madrid. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz. Madrid

Muestra de Artes Visuales Injuve 08. Círculo de Bellas Artes. Madrid. Sala Albéitar de la Universidad de León. Centro Cultural de España en México D. F. Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala. Centro Cultural de España en Sto. Domingo. Centro Cultural de España en San Salvador. Feria de Arte joven de San Salvador

2008 Obra adquirida en la Bienal de Pamplona

Ayudas para el alquiler de espacios para la creación artística del Gobierno de Navarra

Seleccionada en el Concurso de Artes Visuales Injuve 08

Asado monstruoso. Sala Carlos III de la U.P.N.A.

Paris Photo. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz

ARCO. Madrid. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz

MACO. México D. F. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz

2007 PLANES FUTUROS. Arte español en los 2000. Comisariada por María y Lorena de Corral. Pamplona

DFOTO. San Sebastián. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz

KIAF. Seúl, Corea. Galería Moisés Pérez de Albéniz

Ayudas a la creación 2006. Museo Gustavo de Maeztu. Estella

2006 Ayudas a la Creación del Gobierno de Navarra

2005 2o premio Encuentros Jóvenes Artistas de Navarra

2003 2o premio concurso Jóvenes Artistas del Ayuntamiento de Pamplona



Colección Arte Contemporáneo del Ayuntamiento de Pamplona

Colección de la Fundación Coca- Cola

Colección de Arte Contemporáneo de la Comunidad de Madrid

Colección del Parlamento de Navarra

Colección Museo Colecciones ICO


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