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Rosell Meseguer // OVNI Archive



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Rosell Meseguer // OVNI Archive

TEXTS BY: Rosell Meseguer 
PUBLISHER: Autoedition & Grant for Contemporary creation, Madrid Council 
PLACE: Madrid 
YEAR: 2012 
I.S.B.N. 978-84-615-6175-9 
SIZE: 21 x 29,7 cm 
LANGUAGE: Spanish/English 

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Price: 35,00 €


Recent events such as the poisoning and death of Litvinenko in London, the Snowden case, the spy Roberto Flórez in Spain, or political espionage cases in Colombia in 2009, brought back to mind the era of Cold War espionage and the revival of its themes. This current intelligence system experiences the lack of criticism of the capitalist system after the recent economic collapse and the financial crisis, a race for control of the technology and the resurgence of the debate on the use of nuclear energy. OVNI Archive is a project that relates the themes of the Cold War to the current socio-economic crisis.


Rosell Meseguer is a visual artist. PHD in Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She has developed several artistic & research stays at the M.O.MA. & Columbia University, New York; Tate Britain research center and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Centre Georges Pompidou & Societé Française de fotographie, Paris; Cannonball (Legal Art Miami), Florida; Biblioteca Nacional de España, BNE, Madrid.

Since 2011 she is a Professor at the Fine Arts Faculty, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a researcher for the Decolonizing knowledge and aesthetics project between Goldsmiths London & MataderoMadrid; ; from 2005 to 2011 she has been a Professor at the Fine Arts Faculty in Cuenca, UCLM. She has been invited as an artist to several Universities: Universidad de Chile, Universidad de Rio Piedras San Juan de Puerto Rico, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota & Medellin.

The transformation of the space and the concept of defence in a social, political, military or espionage context, are constant themes in the creation of visual metaphors. She works in various media like: photography, installation, drawings, painting, and documentation.

She has showed her art work at Manifesta8, Murcia & Cartagena; The Photographers´ Gallery, London; PHotoEspaña2004 Descubrimientos, PHE2010 & 2012; Casa Encendida, Intermediae MataderoMadrid and Tabacalera, Madrid; Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria; Kulturhuset, Stockholm; The Stenersen Museum, Oslo; Kuntsi Museum Of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland; National Museum of Photography, Royal Library, Copenhagen; Arts Santa Mònica and Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona; Matucana 100 & CCE, Santiago de Chile; La Panera, Lérida/Lleida; Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires; Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria/Gasteiz.

She is been awarded with the Aena First Prize of Photography and has received several grants: Grant Spanish Culture Ministry 2012; MataderoMadrid 2007 & 2010, Casa Velázquez - French Government- 2005, Royal Spanish Academy in Rome 2004-2005, Generaciones Caja Madrid 2003, among others.