Ana García Alarcón. Murcia, Spain, 1981. Lives and works in Madrid.
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). She is studying Master`s Anthropological Research and its Applications (UNED).
She works at CentroCentro (Madrid) and she also works as an 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, being part of the team of Department of Contemporary Art of University Complutense of Madrid as a Collaborator Honorary Professor. She was resident curator at Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin (2018), where she researched about the Irish visual arts scene.
She has written the programe for Espacio Trapezio (Madrid, 2014-2017) and AB9 Independent Gallery (2013-2016). Recently, Ana G. Alarcón has been curating STOP VUELVO PRONTO STOP. Linarejos Moreno (CentroCentro, 2019-2020), NADA TAN INVISIBLE. Rogelio López Cuenca and Elo Vega (Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, 2019) and MEMELISMOS. Juanli Carrión (CentroCentro, Madrid, 2019).
She has been working 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, 2018). She has curated the exhibitions The Distance Between Us. Marco Godoy, Sala de Arte Joven (Comunidad de Madrid, 2018); Pintura i altres impureses (Centre d’Art Maristany, Sant Cugat); SIN CATALOGAR (Espacio Trapézio, Madrid -with Miriam Estrada-); ARTE vs PUBLICIDAD (Paraninfo de la Universidad de Zaragoza); CONTRATIEMPOS: Gramáticas de la temporalidad (Tabacalera / CENDEAC, La Conservera -with 1er Escalon-); GENTRIFICACIÓN (Espacio Trapézio, Madrid), among others.
She has published the book ARTE vs PUBLICIDAD. (Re)visiones críticas desde el arte actual (University of Zaragoza, 2016) and A tiro de piedra: acercar lo posible (1er Escalón, Murcia, 2019 -with Isabel Durante and Miguel Ángel Hernández-); and has published (with Isabel Durante and Miguel Angel Hernández) CONTRATIEMPOS. Gramáticas de la temporalidad desde el arte reciente (CENDEAC, 2016).