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JANIRE ECHEBARRIA DE DIOS (1985)
Janire Echebarria de Dios (born 1985 in the Basque Country, Spain) is an art therapist and multidisciplinary artist based in Bilbao. Graduated from the University of Fine Arts of the Basque Country (2013), currently completing her PhD in Contemporary Art and Art Education. Graduated in art therapy at the University of Girona and Grefart (2016). In 2020 nominated with the Erasmus Scholarship at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia.
The University of Fine Arts of the Basque Country offers spaces for art therapy and creativity, where through artistic work she can explore together with students and teachers the inner-relationships within the academic environment, opportunities for humanization of educational processes and techniques for emotional management.
Due to her academic training and research in art therapy, her concepts are grounded of the idea of the leading role of the human being and its psyche in therapist work and the organic materials reveals the individual history and personal journey. Through photography, painting and textile materials, which are increasingly present in his work, she takes as a reference the identity processes and emotional movements arising from life experiences. She plays with the limits of art, arousing a debate on the power and place of artistic creation in different socio-cultural contexts, especially in the field of education.