Juan Albarrán Diego

Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art Theory at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He coordinates the Master in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture (UAM / UCM / Reina Sofia Museum), of which he is also a professor. PhD in Art History from the University of Salamanca, he has taught in the Universities of Castilla-La Mancha and Salamanca and, since 2011, he collaborates with the programme of Duke University, Madrid. Between 2009 and 2012 he was a member of the editorial team of Brumaria and participates in the research group Península. Colonial processes and artistic and curatorial practices (Studies Center, Reina Sofia Museum). His research interests focus on the practices and discourses of contemporary art, especially in the Spanish post-transitional context and in the fields of photography and performance. Concerning these issues, he has published the books Arte y Transición (2012) and Llámalo Performance: historia, disciplina y recepción (with Iñaki Estella, 2015).


J. Albarrán / I. Estella (eds.), Llámalo performance: historia, disciplina y recepción, Madrid, Brumaria, 2015.

J. Albarrán, “Lo profesional es político. Trabajo artístico, movimientos sociales y militancia política en el último franquismo”, Espacio, tiempo y forma, serie VII, Madrid, UNED, 2015.

J. Albarrán, “Crítica y posmodernidad. Confrontaciones a propósito de un concepto”, en Jesús Carrillo y Jaime Vindel (eds.): Desacuerdos 8, Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Sevilla; Museo Reina Sofía, MACBA, Centro José Guerrero, UNIA, 2014.

J. Albarrán (ed.), Arte y transición, Madrid, Brumaria, 2012.

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