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Alicia Fuentes Vega

Humboldt-Fellow am Center for Metropolitan Studies

Post-Doc Research Project

Visualising Spain. Repesentations of ‘Spanishness’ in Germany through Job Migration, Tourism, and Modern Art during Post-War Francoist Dictators

CV

EDUCATION

10/2009-05/2015
PhD in History of Contemporary Art, Complutense University Madrid (May 2015). Doctoral hesis: The iconography of the tourist boom in Spain, 1950-1970. A contribution to the visual studies of tourism. Awarded a Cum Laude distinction and a European recognition.

10/2007-09/2009
MA Art History and Theory in the Modern Age. Complutense University Madrid. Master Thesis: Art and Politics in the 20th century. Showing Spanish art abroad.

10/2002-06/2007
BA History of Art Complutense University Madrid, with distinction.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 04/2016
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral scholarship. Historisches Archiv zum Tourismus (CMS), Technische Universität Berlin. Topic: Visualizing Spain. Repesentations of ‘Spanishness’ in Germany through Job Migration, Tourism, and Modern Art during Post-War Francoist Dictatorship.

12/2015-04/2016
Editor at SM Publishing House. Book: History of Art for A levels.

05/2015-12/2015
FormARTE fellow at the Museum of the Spanish National Library.

06/2013 – 11/2014
Instituto Alicantino de Cultura Juan Gil-Albert Doctoral scholarship. Complutense University Madrid.

09/2011 – 11/2011
FPU Grant to research abroad. Tourism Studies Working Group, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley.

01/2011-12/2014
Member of the Research Group “The Sites of Art”, led by Dr. Sofía Diéguez at Complutense University Madrid.

12/2011-05/2012
Independent researcher for the exhibition Lara Almarcegui. Madrid Underground, shown at CA2M Centre for Contemporary Art, Madrid.

08/2010 – 10/2010
FPU Grant to research abroad. Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practice, Birkbeck University London.

07/2009-09/2009
FPU Grant to research abroad. Kunsthistorisches Institut, Freie Universität Berlin.

09/2008 – 09/2012
FPU Fellow (Spanish Government’s Training programme for Academic Staff). Department of Contemporary Art History, Complutense University Madrid.

11/2007 – 5/2008
Pre-doctoral Scholarship for Recent Graduates, Complutense University Madrid.

05/2007-09/2007
Internship at the Friends of the Prado Museum Foundation. Research tasks for publication project.

03/2005 – 05/2005
Internship. Exhibition From El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth and History, shown at New York Guggenheim Museum in 2006.

TEACHING

Teaching assignments carried out as an FPU Fellow at the Dep. of Contemporary Art History, Complutense University Madrid:

Art of the Avant-Gardes. 2012, 32 hours
History of cinema. 2012, 25 hours
Art from Latin America. 2011, 6 hours
History of Contemporary Art  and Art after 1945. 2011, 7 hours
Artistic Methods of the Modern Age. 2010, 5 hours
Picasso. 2010, 3 hours

Publications

2017
"The politics of memory, tourism and dictatorship: revisiting Franco's Valley of the Fallen", Journal of Tourism History, 12. Jul 2017. This paper has been awarded the 2017 John K. Walton Prize

Bienvenido, Mr. Turismo. Cultura visual del boom en España. Cátedra Editorial, Madrid. Prólogo de Estrella de Diego.

2014
“Entre rascacielos y mendigos: el espacio urbano en el imaginario turístico de lo español durante la dictadura”, DIÉGUEZ PATAO, S. (Ed.). Los lugares del arte: Identidad y representación, vol II. Laertes, Barcelona, 2014 (pp. 175-198).

“Turismo fotográfico y fotografía social en España”, Exit #54. De vacaciones, 2014 (pp. 80-83).

“Utopías turísticas. Turistas extranjeros en busca del paraíso rural en la España franquista”, CAZZATO, Vincenzo; ROBERTO, Sebastiano y BEVILACQUA, Mario (Eds.). La Festa delle Arti. Scritti in onore di Marcello Fagiolo per cinquant'anni di studi. Gangemi Editore, Roma, 2014 (pp.828-831).

2013
“Turismo, arte y mascarada en España: el caso de la Costa Brava”, Anales de Historia del Arte, vol. 23, 201 (pp.51-65).

2012
“Is Spain different? Recorrido – Journey”, Fluor. Magazine of Contemporary Culture, 2012, nº 3 (pp. 41-54).

“Carlos Giménez. ¿Una autobiografía?”, Escritura e Imagen, vol. 8, 2012 (pp. 313-323).

2011
“Franquismo y exportación cultural. El caso de la Exposición de Arte Español en Buenos Aires, 1947”, Iberoamericana. América Latina, España, Portugal (Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut Berlin), 2011, nº 44 (pp. 25-46).

“Franquismo y exportación cultural. El papel de «lo español» en el apadrinamiento de la vanguardia”, Anales de Historia del Arte, 2011, (pp. 183-196).

Organised Workshops and Conferences

6th. Complutense Meeting of Young Researchers on Art History. Faculty of Geography and History UCM, 23-25 April 2014.

International Symposium Identity and Visual Culture. Watching/Constructing Realities (together with Manuel Viera and Sofía Diéguez). La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 24-25 October 2013.

Paisaje, identidad y cultura visual. XIII Semana de la Ciencia (together with Manuel Viera). Faculty of Geography and History UCM, 4th November 2013.
 
2nd Seminar of Research Transfer “The Sites of Art”, Faculty of Geography and History UCM, 15-16 November 2012.

3rd. Complutense Meeting of Young Researchers on Art History, Faculty of Geography and History UCM, 4-6 May 2011.

Atlas Mnemosine revisited. Workshop of visual culture. X Semana de la Ciencia, Faculty of Geography and History UCM, November 2010.

Invited Lectures and Conference Papers

“Photobooks in Spain. Between tourist travel guides and personal journals”. Inaugural talk, exhibition Spanien im Fotobuch von 1938-1990. Diversität einer Gattung, Facetten eines Landes. Kunstgeschichtliches Semintar Universität Hamburg, 11 November 2015.

“Consumiendo la utopía rural en la España franquista: de cómo el botijo se convirtió en un icono turístico”. Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies 37th Annual Conference, Universidad Autónoma Madrid, September 2015.

“The Spanish Latin Lover: a strictly domestic myth? A visual inquiry about the role of eroticism in the tourist imaginary of Spain, 1950s-70s”. International conference: Worlds of Desire: the Eroticization of Tourist Sites, Université de Genève, June 2015.

“Instantáneas del boom del turismo en España. Reflexiones en torno a la fotografía en el álbum de viaje”. Seminar: Políticas de la (no) imagen. Una aproximación a las teorías y prácticas fotográficas de la contemporaneidad, Faculty of Philosophy Autónoma University Madrid / Study Center Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, November 2014.

I wish you were here… Las postales del boom como fuente para el estudio del imaginario del turismo en España”. III Seminario de Investigación y Transferencia Los Lugares del Arte, Faculty of Geography and History UCM, Madrid, November 2013.

“Greetings from the Rural Paradise. Touristic Images of the Spanish Countryside During the 1950es and 60es”. IAFOR Inaugural European Conference on Arts & Humanities, Brighton, July 2013.

“Tourists’ Snapshots as a Source to Study the Tourist Gaze in Franco’s Spain”. International Symposium Identity and Visual Culture. Watching/Constructing Realities, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, October 2013.

“Tourism, Art and Masquerade in Spain: the Case of the Costa Brava”. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, March 2012.

“Utopías turísticas. Turistas extranjeros en busca del paraíso rural en la España franquista”, II Seminario de Investigación y Transferencia Los Lugares del Arte, Faculty of Geography and History UCM, Madrid, November 2012.

“Un americano en Madrid: memoria y representación de la Ciudad Universitaria franquista en los diarios y correspondencia de un investigador Fulbright”. Colloquium The sites of art: la Ciudad Universitaria, UCM, Madrid, November 2012.

“La Plaza de España de Madrid en el imaginario turístico: de emblema a anatema”. Colloquium Patrimonio artístico, UCM, Madrid, November 2012.

“Tourism, Art and Masquerade in The Costa Brava”. Tourism Studies Working Group Colloquium Series, University of California Berkeley, November 2011.

“Turismo, arte y mascarada en España: el caso de la Costa Brava”. El cuerpo y la máscara en el arte de los siglos XX y XXI. Seminario Internacional de Jóvenes Investigadores (SIJI), Centre Ciencias Humanas y Sociales CSIC, Madrid, February 2011.

 “Turismo: lugares y representación. La Costa Brava según Cesc”. I Seminario de Investigación y Transferencia del Proyecto de I+D Los lugares del arte, Faculty of Geography and History UCM, Madrid, November 2011.

“Franquismo y exportación cultural. El papel de lo español en el apadrinamiento de la vanguardia”. II Encuentro Complutense de Jóvenes Investigadores de Historia del Arte, Faculty of Geography and History UCM, April 2010.

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