I am a Spanish visual artist and educator, living and working in London. I currently work as a lecturer at the University of East London. I am also doing a practice based Professional Doctorate in Fine Art.
As part of my Doctorate, I am currently researching the topic of women and violence from a feminist point of view, resulting in an ongoing body of work that explores ideas of power, domination, the body and, ultimately, femicide.
As an artist, I believe in art as a tool for social change, highlighting issues of social injustice and how art possesses an immense power to engender that change. My creative practice explores different media, including photography, video, sculpture and installation. Socially, politically and artistically, I identify myself as a feminist as well as a peace artivist, interested in human rights, feminism, peace and the role of women in the art. My spiritual practice as a Buddhist constantly feeds and inspires my work, both as an educator and as an artist.
Carmen will be involved in the following FiLiA session:
Feminist Art: Access, Activism and Representation (Saturday Afternoon)