Blanca Fernández Quesada
Exhibition & Residency:
June 1, 2013 – August 31, 2013
Blanca Fernández Quesada is a researcher on the relationship of public art and social issues. She specifically has studied U.S. and Spanish cases since the sixties. Among her books (in Spanish) are: Art in Public Space: Artistic Neighborhoods and Urban Regeneration (2009, Zaragoza University), co editor with Professor Lorente and, her doctoral thesis, New Places of Intention. Urban Interventions as an Exit from Conventional Artistic Circles: United States 1965-1995 (Complutense
University, 2003 and Barcelona University, 2004). She is Professor of Fine Arts at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, had her Ph.D in Fine Arts at Complutense University in 2000 and, in the States, has been a visiting researcher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006 & 1998), Institute of Fine Arts at New York University (1997) and School of Fine Arts at Cal State Long Beach (1995). As an artist, she has developed projects that work on the contradiction between the loss of identity of places and the rich archive of memories.