︎ Creative Lab: KAIOLA - Experimental Documentation at the Museum. Getxo Photo. 31/08 - 01/09. Museo Vasco. Bilbao (Basque Country).More info
︎ Exhibition: Alone with Empire: The Counter Archive. Sept 2019. Getxo Photo. Bilbao Library.More info.
Alejandro Acin is a visual artist based in the United Kingdom. After working for more than four years in an archival institution, he uses his personal practice to investigate contemporary uses of visual archives. Through the construction, contestation and obliteration of archival material; his work respond to theoretical debates that surround the construction of collective memory and its relation with capitalism. To expand the understanding of self-publishing he uses photography, film, collaborative strategies, performative actions, 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 lecture in Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales & photography at Coventry University delivering modules on photobooks, collaborative projects and digital photo media.