Alán Carrasco is a visual artist and editor for Situaciones – a magazine dedicated to history and art critique. He holds an Advanced Vocational Training in Artistic Photography from the School of Art and Design in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Graduated in Art and Design at the Escola Massana / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – an institution in which he has also been a contributor within the Contemporary Image and Culture departments, and Master in Museum Studies and Critical Theory, otherwise known as the Independent Studies Program (PEI) at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA). In recent years he has taught at the Faculty of Humanities at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and the Toulouse Lautrec Superior Institute in Lima (Republic of Peru). He has also lectured a seminar on specialization at the Cultural Center of Spain in the same city. Currently, he is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature, Literary and Cultural Studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
The key aspects of his artistic practice are based on postcolonial processes, territoriality, and the relations between production and remuneration that reflect on the current and profoundly unequal global context. His time living in Latin America in recent years has given him further depth on postcolonial theories and the constructed realities revolving around the notion of the nation state which occurred after the collapse of the colonial empire, as well as the ability to understand how independence in these countries is relative given that the patterns of colonialism still carve deep into the facets of daily life. Last, but not least, Carrasco gives special attention to the construction of historical processes as well as the collective memory involved. His artwork has been exhibited in Italy, Spain, Peru, Chile and Germany.