CONFERENCES

STATEMENT

I have been awarded my PhD in Art: Production and Research from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain), having obtained Cum Laude and International Mention. During my PhD research, I spent three months as visiting fellow at the Centre for Cultural Memory Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

My thesis “The artwork as a countermonument. Representation of antiheroic memory as a resource in contemporary art” (625 pages) explored the theory and practice of contemporary art, as well as their relation to Cultural Memory studies. Here I analysed the methods of memory used in contemporary art by twenty-two artists from a range of Western countries. Their artworks contribute to transmitting the current concern on memory and to questioning the traditional idea of History as something fixed and unalterable.

I have presented my research at conferences in the UK, Croatia, Netherlands, Germany and Spain. Currently I am working on a personal art project and on a series of articles based on my thesis, which I plan to publish in The Journal of Cultural Memory Studies and The Journal of Art History.

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TALKS

Memory of the Present. Antiheroic Versions of Spanish Recent History As a Resource in Contemporary Art. University of Valladolid, Spain. Nov. 2017.

Resistance Through Contemporary Art Dealing with Memory. King’s College, University of London. June 2017

(In)visibility as aesthetic strategy in counter-monuments and contemporary artworks dealing with memory. Conference: (In)Visible Cultures. King’s College London. June 2016.

The spectator’s experiences of time. Memory, history and temporality in counter-monuments and contemporary artworks. Conference: Space, Identities and Memory. Birkbeck University of London. May 2016.

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The spectator’s experiences of time. Memory, history and temporality in counter-monuments and contemporary artworks. International Symposium: Spatiality and Temporality. Interdisciplinary Research Foundation, Warsaw, Poland. April 2016.

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‘Pacts of Forgetting’. Contemporary Art Responses to Collective Amnesia in Spain and Lebanon. Conference: Places of Amnesia. Cambridge University. April 2016.

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– The artwork as countermonument. Nazi period commemoration and memory in contemporary artConference: Shared Spaces, Shared Memories, Shared Visions: Contemporary Visual Representations of the Second World War in German Cities. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. November 2015.

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Contemporary Artworks as Platform of Memory. From Analogue Resources of Memory to Digital Art Display: Walid Raad. Conference: Changing Platforms of Memory Practices. Technologies, User Generations and Amateur Media Dispositives. Faculty of Arts, History department, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. September 2015.

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Representation of nostalgia and melancholy in contemporary artworks: Tacita Dean and Louise Bourgeois. Conference: Memory, Nostalgia, Melancholy. Re-imagining home in a time of mobility. School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University. Rovinj, Croatia. September 2015.

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Reconfiguring past through memory and fiction in contemporary art. Tacita Dean and Francesc Torres. Workshop: Reconfiguring Ruins, University of London and The NewBridge Project. Newcastle, June 2015.

Presentation of research and artistic personal project. Languages and techniques of artistic production. Fine Arts School, University of Salamanca, February, 2011.

Family memory at the audiovisual artwork. The private into the public. Institute of media studies, University of Bochum, Germany. November, 2010.

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