Julia Ramírez Blanco. Madrid, 1985.

Contact: julia.ramirez.blanco@gmail.com

SUMMARY

Author of the book Artistic Utopias of Revolt (Cátedra, 2014), as well as writing book chapters and articles. PhD thesis on Contemporary Artistic Utopias. Art, activism and Utopia in Western Europe, after the Fall of the Berlin Wall  (Complutense University, Madrid, September 2015). Part of the research group Art, Globalization, Interculturality. International teaching experience and graduate career.Her work has made her recipient of various grants. Main research interests are in the intersections of art and life, analyzing the role of creative practices in generating utopian moments and spaces.

PHD

Utopías artísticas del mundo contemporáneo, 1989-2012. Arte, movimientos sociales y utopía en Europa Occidental (Contemporary Artistic Utopias, 1989-2012. Art, Social Movements and Utopia in Western Europe. Complutense University, Madrid, September 2015. Maximum degree (Sobresaliente cum laude), European mention.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Art, Globalization, Interculturality (AGI). Research Group in the Department of Art History, University of Barcelona PROYECTO I+D MICINN: HAR2010-17403

Historia del futuro: la utopía y sus alternativas en los horizontes de expectativa del mundo contemporáneo, siglos XIX-XXI (HISTOPIA) PROYECTO I+D MICINN

BOOKS

Utopías artísticas de revuelta, Cátedra, Madrid, 2014.

BOOK CHAPTERS

“Vers une politique du signe”, in Antonia María Mora Luna and Pedro Ordóñez (eds.), artes[h]oy. Les arts en [temps de]crise, L´Harmattan, 2016.

“Embodiment of Femicide in the Work of Regina José Galindo”, in Nasheli Jiménez del Val (ed.), Body between Materiality and Power: Essays in Visual Studies, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, 2016, pp. 47-62.

“Hacia una breve historia de la convivencia entre artistas”, Processi 143, Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación/AECID/Cooperación Española, Roma 2016.

“Activism and Camping in Documenta 10, 11 and 13″ in Alan Moore and Alan Smart (eds.), Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces, Other Forms & the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, 2015.

“Epílogo”, in Ernesto García López, Todo está en Todo, Madrid, Amargord Ediciones, 2015, pp. 127-130.

“DIY Utopias: The Rebel Urbanism of Madrid’s “Acampadasol”, in Anna Maria Guasch Ferrer and Nasheli Jiménez del Val (eds.), Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

“Acampadasol”, in Dave Oswald Mitchell and Andrew Boyd, Bella Revuelta, Milrazones, 2014 (section for the Spanish version of Beautiful Trouble).

“Introducción” (“Introduction”), for the book by Hans Prinzhorn, Expresiones de la locura. El arte de los enfermos mentales [1921], trans. María Cóndor, Cátedra, 2012, págs. 7-27.

BOOK TRANSLATIONS

Translation of the book by Erwin Panofsky, La Arquitectura Gótica y la escolástica [Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism, 1951], Siruela, 2007.

Translation into English of the book by Eva Fernández del Campo and Henar Riviere (eds.), El arca de Babel. Teoría y práctica artística en el escenario transcultural, Abada, 2013.

ARTICLES

Hyeronymus Bosch´s Worlds that Could have Been”, Hyperallergic, September 6, 2016.

“Mapping Gentrification and Urban Resistance in Istanbul”Hyperallergic, May 10, 2016.

“Armonías del numero. Elena Asins, 1940-2015”, Arquitectura Viva 182: Industrial Heritage, 2016, pp. 48-51.

“Estudios de caso para una iconografía de protesta”, Boletín de Arte 36, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidad de Málaga, 2015, pp. 31-49.

“Una urbe nómada”/”Constant´s New Babylon”, Arquitectura Viva 179, November 2015, pp. 52-55.

“Primitivismo Pop”/”Jean-Michel Basquiat, A Retrospective”, Arquitectura Viva 178, October 2015, pp. 57-61.

“Banners and the Madrid 2011 Protest Camp: Reading the Signs of Revolt”Disobedient Objects blog, Victoria and Albert Museum, April 16, 2014.

“Los descampados de promisión de Lara Almarcegui”, Quintana 11, November 2013.

“Reclaim the Streets! From Local to Global Party Protest”, Third Text 4special issue Global Occupations of Art, July 2013.

“Historia de los juguetes de construcción, de Juan Bordes”, Arte y Parte 105, June-July 2013.

“Madrid´s Renaissance of Occupied Spaces”, The Nation, March 4, 2013.

“Reclaim the Streets! From Local to Global Party Protest”, Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo, 1, January 2013.

“Corrientes subterráneas. Robert Crumb y el cómic “underground””, Arquitectura Viva 147, 2013.

“Punk sans Punk”, Re-visiones 3, 2013.

“Beautiful Trouble or How to Move Between Art and Revolt”, Re-visiones 2, 2012.

“How to Strike Back: A 14N Dispatch From Madrid”, The Nation, December 10, 2012. “How Young Madrid Rejects Austerity: the What and Why of 25S”, The Nation, October 8, 2012.

“Urbanismo de revuelta. La Ciudad de Sol, un manifiesto arquitectónico”, Arquitectura Viva 145, 2012.

“Arte de-mente”, El Mundo, September 14, 2012.

“Clima artificial de primavera, un libro de antifaces, disfraces y sucedáneos”, Ars Operandi, 2012.

“AVL Ville”, Utopia Today?, ed. Andri Gerber and Brent Patterson, Ecole Spéciale d´Architecture, Paris, 2010.

“Regina José Galindo o el cuerpo como nación”, Boletín de arte de la Universidad de Málaga 30-31, 2009-2010.

“La ciudad desmontable”, Lars 21, 2010.

“Suntuosa Proa”,  Arquitectura Viva 126, 2009.

“Manos de parado/Marco Sánchez Godoy”, M.A.P.A., exhibition catalogue, Felipe II Libros, Aranjuez, 2006.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008-2010: T. A. for Tufts University and Skidmore College at Madrid campuses. Course works on “History of Contemporary Spanish Art” and in situ teaching inside Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums.

Class “The Aesthetic and Urban dimensions of the Sol camp”, within Miriam Basilio´s course Spanish Art: 1898-Present, Art History Department of New York University, May 4, 2016.

Classes “Political Art of the 80s” within Anna Maria Guasch´s course Postmodernity, Art History Department, Barcelona University, October 27 and October 28, 2016.

COORDINATION

Coordination of Interdisciplinary Research Seminar, Barcelona University/Tapiès Foundation, November 24 2016.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Round table “Artes y Activismo”, in III ENCUENTRO MIL FORMAS DE MIRAR Y HACER: ARTES Y MOVIMIENTOS SOCIALES, Extensión Cultural Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, September 29, 2016.

Conference, “Miradas utópicas sobre el arte contemporáneo”, XXI Congreso Nacional de Historia del Arte: La formación artística: creadores-historiadores-espectadores, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, September 23, 2016.

Conference, “The Utopian Turn: what is the relationship between contemporary art and utopia?”, Open Z.U.T. Residency, The Koppel Project Hive, London, August 13, 2016.

Conference, “Utopian Discourses and Contemporary Art”, 17th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society Europe, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas,  5-9 July 2016 (July 7).

Round table, “Il Museo dell´Altro e dell´Altrove o Perché fare un Museo sulla Luna”, with Giorgio de Finis and Jorge Conde, Real Academia de España en Roma, Rome, June 14, 2016.

Conference “Hacia un arte del común”, course Arte público en el medio rural, Fernanda García Gil, Isabel Soler and Elizaberta López (dir.), Universidad de Granada, Padul, April 15, 2016.

Conference “Los espacios utópicos del activismo”, in Jornadas sobre arquitectura y filosofía. Habitar lo inhóspito. Arquitectura en tiempos demoledores, Fernando Castro and David Sánchez Usanos (org.), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, April 14.

Conference “Claremont Road, o cómo construir un espacio activista con las herramientas del arte”, in the round table La creación artística y su relación con el entorno urbano,  La ciudad demudada cycle, La Térmica, Málaga, February 11, 2016.

Conference “Using Art ́s Tools for Social Change: A Brief Genealogy of Activist Creativity in the West”, 2nd International Conference Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age. Geoaesthetics, Politics and Labour, October 29 2015, Barcelona University, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA).

Conference “La creatividad utópica de los movimientos sociales” [“Utopian creativity of social movements”], International Congress Utopian Imaginaries. Past, present and futureorganized by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Imagest Project-Red Iberoamericana de Estudio de las Utopías [Ibero-American Network for the study of Utopias], Centro cultural la Corrala, Madrid, October 2, 2015.

Conference, “Utopian practice and political change: Madrid´s 2011 protest camp and the leap from the squares to the town hall”, July 29 2015, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.

Conference, “Aesthetic Intervention and Utopian Occupation in the Squatted street of Claremont Road”, in “Utopia and the Ends of the City”, 16th Annual International Conference – European Utopian Studies Society, Newcastle University, July 3, 2015.

Workshop “All Power to the Free Universities of the Future´ Thinking about the possibility of a Newcastle Free University”, in “In the Regions of Utopia”, 2nd Symposium of the Leverhulme International Research Network, “Imaginaries of the Future: Historicising the Present”, Newcastle University, Newcastle, June 28, 2015.

Participation in the dialogue Utopia – No Place: dialogue between Juan Herreros, Jordi Teixidor and Julia RamírezJune 9 2015, NF Gallery, Madrid.

Conference “El arte utópico de revuelta: de Claremont Road al 15M”, CENDEAC (Centro de Documentación y Estudios Avanzados de Arte Contemporáneo), June 19, 2014 (event organized around Utopías artísticas de revuelta with professors Anna María Guasch and Manuel Delgado giving conferences about the book).

Presentation of Utopías artísticas de revuelta, Cervantes Institute Paris, May 23, 2014. Conference “Activist Archiving: The Case of the 15M Archive”, Barcelona University (Universitat de Barcelona, UB) / Institut National d´Histoire de l´Art, December 16, 2014.

Presentation and translation of Nicholas Mirzoeff in his conference “The Right to Look, or How to Occupy”, Barcelona University (Universitat de Barcelona, UB), November 26, 2012.

Conference “Reclaim the Streets, from local to global party protest”, international conference Art, Criticism and the Forces of Globalisation, Winchester School of Art and Tate Liverpool, September 10-14, 2012.

Conference The Utopian Aesthetics of the Taken Square: Madrid, May 2011″, 13th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society, The Shape of the Things to come, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, July 18-20, 2012.

Round table panel, Los límites de la utopía: cuatro aproximaciones a escenarios ideales, Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid, June 6, 2012.

Conference “20th Century Artistic Expressions of Madness” International Symposium The Failed Text/El texto fracasado, at the University of Granada,  April 18-20, 2012.

Conference “Vanguardia y locura”, MA programme Arte Terapia y Educación Artística para la inclusión social,  Autónoma University (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM), Madrid, February 21, 2012.

Presentation of the scientific poster “Utopías artísticas del mundo contemporáneo: el caso de Claremont Road” , Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores, Semana de la Ciencia, Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid, November 7, 2011,

Round table panel, Lo irracional y lo mágico en la literatura, la historia y el arte. La brujería celestinesca, el vudú en el Caribe y el arte de los locos, Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid, April 7, 2011.

Conference Art Fou, Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático (RESAD), Madrid, January 26, 2011.

Conference  “AVL Ville”, Congress Utopia today?, Ecole Spéciale de Saline Royale, Arc et Senans, October 22-24, 2010.

Presentation of the scientific poster “Utopías artísticas del mundo contemporáneo: AVL-Ville”, Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores, Semana de la Ciencia, November 11, 2010, Residencia de Estudiantes, Madrid.

Conference “La historia como obra de arte: los diagramas de George Maciunas”,  Seminar En Construcción, Autónoma University (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM), Madrid, December 8, 2011.

RADIO

Utopías artísticas“, Coordenadas (prog.), Radio3, December 18, 2014.

Resaca matemática“, Coordenadas (prog.), Radio 2, May 25, 2015.

FILM

Intervention in the film by Miguel Álvarez Fernández and Luis Deltell, No escribiré arte con mayúscula, Spain, 2014, 110 min.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Spanish (native speaker)

English (bilingual level)

French (very good, Delf B1)

German (very good, Zertifikat Deutsch)

Italian (good).

RESEARCH GRANTS

2015-2016: Postdoc grant at the Academia de España en Roma (Rome).

2011-2015: Four year Scholarship “Formación de Personal Universitario” (FPU) from Spanish Ministry of the Education for the completion of my PhD thesis.

2010-2013: Residency Grant at the Residencia de Estudiantes, in a grant from the Madrid City Council. Renewed for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.

2009-2010: Grant for research preparation from the Autónoma University (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM).

RESEARCH STAYS

2013: 3 month stay at New York University (NYU), working with the aid of professor Stephen Duncombe.

2014: 3 month stay in Paris, linked to Emmanuelle Chérel and the LAUA (Laboratoire Langages, Actions Urbaines, Altérités).

EDUCATION

2008-2009: Master on Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture from Autónoma University (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM) and the Reina Sofía Museum (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MNCARS).

2009: Educational Competence Certificate (Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica, CAP) from the Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación of the Complutense University  (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, UCM), Madrid.

Diploma from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, after my participation in the “Séminaire International de Muséologie”, directed by Claire Merleau-Ponty.

2007-2008: Studies of contemporary art at the Freie Universität, Berlin.

2003-2008: Studies of Art History at the Complutense University  (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, UCM), Madrid. Art History Graduate in June 2008.