Inés Plasencia

PhD candidate in the Autonomous University of Madrid and works as a freelance cultural manager. She’s currently working on her doctoral thesis “Photography in Equatorial Guinea in the Colonial Era: Image, Public opinion and Identities”, centered in the first decades of the twentieth century. BA in Art History from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and MA in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture (Museo Reina Sofía, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid). She is a member of the independent investigation group “Península. Colonial Processes and Artistic and Curatorial Practices”. Her main research interests are Spanish colonialism visual culture, colonialist photograph and contemporary art in Africa and its diaspora. She co-coordinated the conferences “Europa Gitana. Manifestaciones culturales del pueblo gitano en la Unión Europea” and completed research stays in the University of Oxford and Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), where as a member of Bostezo Cultural Association she has developed several projects in the Centro de Cultura de España (Spanish Agency for the International Cooperation to Development).