Ixone Sadaba (Spain) carefully composed photographs explore the body as a location of inner and outer conflict. Her earlier performance-based work was strongly influenced by 1970s body-art and feminist practices, including the work of Marina Abramovic, Gina Pane and Laurie Anderson.

Ixone studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Basque Country University (Spain) and Antonio de Nebrija University (Spain) before graduating from International Center of Photorgraphy (USA) in 2006. She has shown her work internationally, in venues such as the National Museum Reina Sofia (Madrid), Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao) and Witzenhausen Gallery (New York and Amsterdam).  She currently lives and works in Bilbao, Spain.

Ixone’s residency took place in London and Halabja, Iraqi-Kurdistan.

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