Maria Otamendi

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Maria Otamendi is a journalist and a self-taught artist born in Pamplona (Navarre), Spain.

From 1980 she has exhibited weavings, paintings, drawings, collages and constructions in Spanish and European Galleries, Museums, Public Institutions, and Art Fairs, including Arco in Madrid, Fiac in Paris and Basel.

In 1995 she moves to USA and makes the series AMERICAN FICTIONS, a corps of writings, photos and videos, on reality and fiction, when reality looks fiction and fiction tells the truth.

Coming back to Europe in 2002, she works on the series EUROPEAN MYTHS, still in process, and on her paintings and constructions.

Richard Ford driving to Flowere (Montana), the site of his story Communist
© Maria Otamendi 2003