Lleida, Spain, 1987. Christian Alonso holds a BA in Art History by the University of Barcelona and the Universiteit van Amsterdam (2011). In 2012/13 he graduated from a Master Degree in Advanced Studies in Art History (2013) at the University of Barcelona with the final project The Artistic Practice to the Post-Natural Condition of Society. Art and Ecology, 2000-2013. Since 2008 he has focused his interest in visual studies, curation and analysis of the artistic practices from World War II. He is currently a PhD Associated Researcher for the Research Group AGI where his thesis develops about the tensions between contemporary art and ecology in the age of Anthropocene, directed by Anna Maria Guasch.
Christian is artistic director and curator of the video-essay cycle Prácticas documentales en la era de la globalización neoliberal: estéticas y políticas hosted at CFD (Creació de Fotografía Documental, Barcelona) and was member of the curatorial team of the group show Barcelona inspira (Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc, Mayo 2014) made in collaboration with the Archive of the Fundació Tàpies. Is co-curator of several self-managed projects such as Perder el Norte, [Tentativa #3], and COMPARTIMENTS together with Col·lectiu NIO. Christian recently participated in the group exhibition ¿Qué hacemos con la Performance? ¿Qué hacemos con la Performatividad? (DAFO and Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida, october 2014) as a result of the workshop conducted by Cabello/Carceller in the frame of the visual arts support program directed by Jordi Antas.
He has coordinated the training seminar ON MEDIATION: Theory and Curatorial Practices in the Global Art, organized by AGI in collaboration with Fundació Tàpies, IDENSITAT, ACVIC i Sant Lluc (November 2013 – May 2014) and has been part of the technical coordination team for the I Conference on Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age (March 2013). Christian has attended various seminars and conferences as LOOP STUDIES (Macba, Barcelona), III FORMER WEST CONGRESS (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlín), III Fòrum Quam (AcVic, Vic), Visualizing Europe: The Geopolitical Boundaries of Visual Culture (Universitat de Barcelona), Visual Culture & National Identity (Universiteit van Amsterdam).
From October 2011 he is been collaborating with the research group AGI (Art, Culture, Globalization) with the project Critic cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Era: New methodologies, concepts and analytical approaches directed by Dr. Anna Maria Guasch at the University of Barcelona through a grant given by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
Overlapping crises and anthropogenic climate change:
some answers from artistic practice, theory and curating
Interview with Wouter Davidts
Amsterdam, April 10th 2010