Tania Castellano

Tania Castellano is a lecturer in the University of Zaragoza and a visual artist.

She has a degree in Fine Arts, she obtained her Diploma in Advanced Studies at the Art History Department III (Contemporary) of the University Complutense of Madrid and she has a postgraduate degree in “Theory and Practise of Visual Contemporary Art” at the same university. She has been a visiting researcher at the Walter Benjamin Archive in Berlin, at the Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas in Buenos Aires, at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris and at the audiovisual and bibliographic archives of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)of New York.

In her PHD thesis she researches the concept of distraction defined by Walter Benjamin in the beginning of the XXth century and she also studies different disruptive strategies of the contemporary art production. She has published the book Start. Search. Distraction : An Analysis of distraction in Walter Benjamin writings.