Analía Beltrán i Janés
Analía Beltrán i Janés has a degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2001 she has focused his artistic activity on Performance Art. She has participated in numerous national and international festivals such as Acción! MAD in Madrid 2008 and 2014, X Biennial of Havana 2009 (Cuba), Infr’action Séte (France) 2009, Inf’action Venice 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 (Biennial of Venice), Guangzhou Live 3 (China) 2012, Live Action 8 Gothenburg (Sweden) 2013, Navinki International Performance Festival, Minsk (Belarus) 2013, La Muga Caula 2016 (Catalonia), Reihe Neu-Oerlikon (Switzerland) 2017, Perfomedia Bergamo (Italy) 2018 between others. She lives in Madrid where she develops a large part of her work in different spaces and galleries such as the Reina Sofia Museum, Matadero Madrid, Room Art Fair, etc. Since January 2018, she organizes every month in Madrid “P.E.P.A.” (Small Performance Art Event). She is also a founder member of PACK, a Chinese – Spanish performance group.
Owing to her training in the plastic arts, her work in performance arises from out of a need to eliminate the artistic object in order to create a more direct exchange between the public and herself, frequently involving direct audience participation. She tries to make the work aesthetically simple, by using everyday objects infused with an important symbolic charge.
She wants the spectator to clearly perceive the message that she seeks to transmit; or rather, more than that, she hopes that her work provokes feelings that are within everybody’s grasp, whether or not they are familiar with the artistic references, that the work is open to an additional, more complex, level of interpretation. This second level is where the influences of her performances are revealed; in general, in poetry, songs and traditional stories, as well as issues that concern her in her own social circumstances, particularly those related to questions of gender. Her performances focus upon notions of her identity as a woman, as spanish and also as human being in society. They are also concerned with violence and the play of power in our society.
“I leave it to the other artists to reflect about their own work, I´m not interested in this question at the moment. I use performance art as a way of expressing my inquietudes on the state of society/ how society works.”