Diana Padrón Alonso
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 1984. Graduated in Art History at the University of La Laguna (2010). She received her postgraduate degree at the M.A. Advanced Studies of Art History at University of Barcelona with the thesis Cartographic practices antagonist in the Global Era (2011), which was presented as a lecture at the international seminar QUAM 2011 Wikpolis, Cartographies and collective constructions of the social space, organized by the University of Vic and ACVIC Centre of Contemporary Art.
She has given conferences and teaching sessions for University of Barcelona, Escola EINA, Arts Santa Monica, University of Vic and Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien. She collaborates with contemporary art journals such as SalonKritik, Interartive, A*Desk and REG|AC (Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art). She works as an independent curator, directing various exhibition projects such as Perder el Norte initiative. She has participated in seminars about contemporary thought organized by different centers and international institutions, where she has received teaching by among others Jacques Rancière, Giorgio Agamben, Walter Mignolo and George Didi-Huberman, inter alia.
She collaborates since 2011 in coordinating of research group Art, Globalization and Interculturality (AGI) and the project Critic Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Era: New methodologies, concepts and analytical approaches (Project I+D MICINN: HAR2010-17403 / MINECO: HAR2013-43122-P), under the supervision of Chair Professor Anna María Guasch at University of Barcelona. Since 2011, she is developing her PhD project about the cartography practice in the contemporary art, with the supervision of Dr. Martí Peran. Between 2013 /2014 she was implementing a research residency at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) about the Cartographic Impulse in the MACBA Collection, in collaboration with the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM). She has collaborated on various collective projects with the cultural producter Idensitat such as Post devices. Artistic practices and networks of citizen action in post-crisis contexts (2014), Translocations. Temporal experiences, artistic practices and local contexts (2014-2015) and Spaces Zombies (2015). Currently she is co-editor of REG|AC (Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art) and coordinator at the international seminar On Mediation. Theory and curatorial practices in Global Art, organized by the research group Art Globalization Interculturality, University of Barcelona.