A*DESK has been offering since 2002 contents about criticism and contemporary art. A*DESK has become consolidated thanks to all those who have believed in the project, all those who have followed us, debating, participating and collaborating. Many people have collaborated with A*DESK, and continue to do so. Their efforts, knowledge and belief in the project are what make it grow internationally. At A*DESK we have also generated work for over one hundred professionals in culture, from small collaborations with reviews and classes, to more prolonged and intense collaborations.

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Daniel Gasol – Autor/a en A*Desk

Daniel G., an artist who received his PhD from the University of Barcelona (2015), questions dominant discourses built by de facto powers about identity, work, class and consumption that create forms of fiction and/or reality. He began his career combining research and artistic production, investigating the mechanisms of hegemonic narratives. Since 2016, he has obtained several scholarships, including P. Juncosa Education Grant (Mallorca 2016), Inter Grant ETAC (Mallorca 2016), Casa Elizalde Visual Arts Grant, UNZIP (El Prat de Llobregat, 2017), Sala d’Art Jove Education Grant (2018), and La Escocesa Artistic Experimentation and Research Grant (2019). He forms part of the research group project Asymmetries at Fabra&Coats de Idensitat (Barcelona 2018/19). Since 2018, he develops the design and content of projects for the Visuals Arts Intersections program of the El Prat de Llobregat City Council and currently designs the Public Programs of the La Capella Art Center in Barcelona. In 2021/22, he presented Arte (in)útil: Sobre cómo el capitalismo desactiva la cultura (Useless Art: How Capitalism Deactivates Culture) with Rayo Verde Publishers, which grew out of his doctoral thesis, and has also presented Orden Público: Vagos, Maleantes y Peligrosidad Social (Public Order: Bums, Crooks and Social Danger) in the Chiquita Room Gallery for which he smuggled files from the Catalonia National Archive of Justice into the exhibition space.

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