Ieltxu Ortueta was born in Bilbao, Basque Country in Spain. He is the father of Gorka and Lua and is also an Actor, Performer, Art Historian, and Graphic Artist. Living and working in Brazil since 2003, he has a Degree in Art History from the University of the Basque Country and for three years attended the Barakaldo-Barakaldoko Antzerki Ikastegia Theatre School. In 2002, he studied Commedia dell’arte in Italy with Antonio Fava. Created in 2012, Artefactos Bascos, is a platform mainly focusing on graphic creation, the development of stage productions, and multidisciplinary projects. It has been nominated for various awards including the SELECT Award for Art and Education and it also achieved the designation of PROAC Integrated Arts I by the Secretary of Culture of the Government of the State of São Paulo. He has produced numerous other productions over recent years and has also participated in research projects. He has worked internationally as a performer and has worked extensively as an Arts Educator.