team > José María Parreño

He is professor of Art History at the Faculty of Fine Arts (UCM) as well as the Diploma of Specialization in Sustainability, Ecological Ethics and Environmental Education (UPV). He is linked to several academic projects that study and promote artistic practices committed to the ecosocial crisis. Specifically, he has been a member of the Research Projects "Art and ecology: strategies for the protection of the natural environment and recovery of degraded territories" (2011-2014), "Environmental humanities. Strategies for ecological empathy and transition towards sustainable societies" (2016-19) and "Ecological humanities and ecosocial transitions. Ethical, aesthetic and pedagogical proposals for the Anthropocene". He leads the Complutense Research Group "Climatologies of the planet and consciousness. Art and climate change". He is a member of the Ibero-American Network of Research in Environmental Humanities (RIHUA). he has written critical texts in catalogs of artists working in or with the natural environment: Adolfo Schlosser, Eva Lootz, Fernando Casás, Lucía Loren and Andy Goldsworthy. He has curated exhibitions that analyzed the relationship of art with a changing idea of nature, such as "A forest in works. Vanguards of Spanish wood sculpture", "Naturally artificial. Spanish art and nature 1968-2006", "Fragile" and "2121. The Collection after the Event." In 2015 he was guest editor of ECOZON@ magazine for the monograph "Artistic proposals for awareness and interaction with Nature" (2015). He has been editor of several collective books: together with Tonia Raquejo, Arte y Ecología (2015), together with J. Albelda and J. M. Marrero, Humanidades ambientales. Pensamiento, arte y relatos para el Siglo de la Gran Prueba (2017). And also with Albelda and Chiara Sgaramella, Imaginar la transición hacia sociedades sostenibles (2019). He has published a dozen books of poetry and narrative. The last one, Viceversos (2015).