Rosell Meseguer

Orihuela - Cartagena, 1976

Visual artist and PhD in Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she is currently a Master and Undergraduate Professor. Since 2005 she has developed her professional career between Europe and Latin America through partnerships with museums and workshops at different universities.

She was shortlisted at PHOTOEspaña 2004 to be part of the exhibition: Mediterranean Between Reality and Utopia at The Photographers´ Gallery, with her project: Bateria de Cenizas. Metodología de la Defensa, also exhibited at Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, Kulturhuset, Stockholm; National Museum of Photography, Copenhague, the Museo Leopoldo Rother in Bogotá, or at the MUSAC, León, Spain.

She is fascinated by Cold War & Propaganda issues from the past to the present, developing her particular project: OVNI Archive, an unusual archive, installation, photography collection and 3D light installation displayed first at Matadero Madrid (2010-2011); Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago de Chile, Museo Carrillo Gil Ciudad de México or Art Center South Florida, Miami. Meanwhile she has made presentations of her work in spaces such as M.N.C.A.R.S. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Manifesta 8, 2010-2011, Plat(t)form 2013, Fotomuseum, Winthertur, Zurich.

Her work is in collections such as C.A.2M. Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Madrid; IVAM, Valencia, Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Madrid; Fundación ENAIRE; Fundación UNICAJA; Fundación ANKARIA, Madrid; Real Academia de España en Roma; MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Chile, private collections in the USA (Board Whitney Museum, New York), LatinAmerica and Spain (Seguros DKV). Her work is developed in different media – photography, installation, file, publications, drawings, painting and video – linked to the investigation of historical process and socio-political & economic consequences. It analyses the construction of history and the creation of methodologies of documentation that have been developed since 2001 in several research stays in M.O.MA, New York; Tate Britain, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Cannonball Miami, Florida or the National Library of Spain BNE, Madrid, and her membership at the research group: Decolonizing knowledge and aesthetics between Goldsmiths London and Matadero Madrid. She is been awarded recently with the Botin Foundation Grant.

On the horizon: she is doing research on an invisible layer discovered by a German Scientist group, a result of this research has be seen at her project Lo Invisible showed at Tabacalera Madrid or LAgaleria in Bogotá.