Ana García Alarcón (Murcia, Spain, 1981). Lives and works in Galway (Ireland).
PhD in Contemporary Art Theory (University Complutense of Madrid, 2015), Master’s in Cultural Management (University Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, 2006), Postgraduate degree in Contemporary Art and Museology (University of Alicante, 2006) and a Degree in History of Art (University of Murcia, 2005).
Independent researcher and curator specialiding in Spanish art. Her research focuses on issues related to appropriationism and critical art, as well as how we show political art and its effectiveness in contemporary art. A member of the curatorial group 1erEscalón (with Miguel Ángel Hernández and Isabel Durante) and of the Researching Team ‘Arte y políticas de identidad’ at University of Murcia. Also, part of the team of Department of Contemporary Art of University Complutense of Madrid as a Collaborator Honorary Professor. Recently, she has written the programe for Espacio Trapezio (Madrid, 2014-2017) and AB9 Independent Gallery (2016-2016).
Ana G. Alarcón is working on a solo show of the artist Marco Godoy for the Sala de Arte Joven (Comunidad de Madrid, January-March 2018) and on a group exhibition that involves some works from the collection of the Comunidad de Madrid: Miradas Ausentes. Gestos Presentes (Red Itiner, Comunidad de Madrid, January-December 2018). Also, is working on a research curatorial programme in Es Baluard Museu D’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma (Mallorca, 2017-2018).
She has curated the exhibitions Pintura i altres impureses (Centre d’Art Maristany, Sant Cugat); SIN CATALOGAR (Espacio Trapézio, Madrid); ARTE vs PUBLICIDAD (Paraninfo de la Universidad de Zaragoza); CONTRATIEMPOS: Gramáticas de la temporalidad (Tabacalera / CENDEAC, La Conservera); GENTRIFICACIÓN (Espacio Trapézio, Madrid), among others.
Ana G. Alarcón has published the book ARTE vs PUBLICIDAD. (Re)visiones críticas desde el arte actual (University of Zaragoza, 2016); and has published (with Isabel Durante and Miguel Angel Hernández) CONTRATIEMPOS. Gramáticas de la temporalidad desde el arte reciente (CENDEAC, 2016). Se is writing the book Apropiacionismos, focusing on the current Spanish Appropiatinon Art.