Carmen Alemán

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Spanish artist, born in 1965 in Longwy, FranceLives and works in London, UK

Alemán’s main area of interest is women and their stories. This refers to the position and expression of women, both socially and politically, from identity, power and sexuality to their fight for freedom and equality and, ultimately, to hear their voices. Alemán’s work explores themes of gender inequality, vulnerability and the body. She has a multidisciplinary practice, from photography, video, installation and performance.

Alemán is a visual artist and an educator. She currently works as a lecturer in photography at the University of East London and is in the process of studying for a Professional Doctorate in Fine Art. Alemán has undertaken several artists residences, from Greece, Malaysia, France and Canada. She has exhibited both in the UK and abroad.

Who is your shero and why?

Malala Yousafzai (1997-) a young activist from Pakistan. She defied the Taliban and demanded that girls could also have an education. A great leader who, at only 17 years old, won the Nobel Peace Prize for children’s right to an education.

How does the work you are presenting exemplify the theme of ‘sheroes’?

Missing Eve represents the lives of millions of sheroes who have been submitted to violence and/or have gone missing solely because they are women.