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Alán Carrasco is a visual artist and doctoral researcher. His artistic production is conceptually linked to his theoretical research work. Thus, his work focuses on the mechanisms used to construct official stories, paying special attention to narrative strategies such as the selective induction of memory and oblivion, as well as the function of iconoclasm. He is especially interested in the margins of historical storytelling, analyzing the motives behind the systematic omission of certain aspects and actors from such narratives. In recent projects, he has also worked with what he calls "possibilities of history", that is, events of unverified certainty which are, in any case, plausible.


His work has been exhibited at the MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona; CAB Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Burgos; Sala Amós Salvador, Logroño; Maus Contemporary, Birmingham; Whitebox Harlem, New York; BIENALSUR Bienal Internacional de América del Sur; Lo Pati Centre d'Art de les Terres de l'Ebre; Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Hiriartea de Pamplona/Iruñea; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart; Centro Cultural de España en Lima; Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona; and the Academia de España en Roma, among others. He has received various grants and awards, such as the MAEC-AECID Scholarship to carry out an artistic residency at the Academia de España en Roma (2021), the MANGO Award for the best emerging artist during the Swab Barcelona Art Fair (2020), the exchange residencies between Casa de Velázquez and Hangar (2019), the Art Nou Award for the best solo exhibition (2019), the SAC - FiC Residency Program (2018) or the Agata Baum de Bernis Scholarship for artists from the Goethe Institut and the Baden Württemberg Scholarship-Catalunya (2016).