Alejandro Acin is an artist, designer and educator based in the United Kingdom. After working for more than five years in an archival institution, he uses his personal practice to investigate ideas around contemporary uses of visual archives. Through the construction, contestation and obliteration of photographic and multimia content; his work responds to theoretical debates that surround the construction of collective memory and its relation to capitalist socio-political dynamics. To expand the understanding of self-publishing he uses photography, film, collaborative strategies, site-specific installations, publications and digital platforms to convey its ideas. His work has been exhibited in the UK, Italy, Spain and Colombia.
Acín is also founder director of IC Visual Lab, an artist-led organization based in Bristol (UK) that produces and supports contemporary photography across audiences. In 2016, he founded ICVL Studio where he collaborates with other artists and organizations as a designer and art director in printed and digital publishing projects. His publications have been internationally recognised by outlets like TIME Magazine, PDN Online, Photoworks, FOAM, British Journal of Photography or Aesthetica Magazine. He is currently associated lecturer in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales and Engagement & Education Director at Bristol Photo Festival.