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Art, Research, Education


Art, Research, Education




NOVEMBER 24, 25 and 26


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  • 24/11/2022
  • 25/11/2022
  • 26/11/2022


10:00 h to 19:30 h


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The University School of Arts TAI is pleased to present its First AIE (Art, Research and Education) Congress. The mission of this congress is to highlight and study the convergence between artistic practices and their relationship with research and university teaching. To do this, in November 2022, TAI opens its doors in order to establish a space for collaboration between artists, teachers and researchers from different artistic branches. 

The congress will take place in a hybrid way (face-to-face and online) on November 24, 25 and 26, 2022. The scientific and artistic proposals that will be exhibited have different formats, including communications, workshops, performance, fixed installations and posters.

Congress topics include, but are not limited to:

  • artistic interdisciplinarity.
  • The arts as tools for social change.
  • Research based on artistic practice.
  • University artistic teaching (innovation).
  • Methodologies, experiences and projects of the artistic process.
  • Employability in the arts.

Registration Information

  • The submission of proposals is closed (with the exception of posters for master's and doctoral students, as well as virtual galleries for artists).
  • The official language of the congress is Spanish, although presentations may be made in Spanish or English.
  • Participation in the congress may be online or face-to-face.
  • Virtual presentations must be sent before November 10.
  • Accepted academic proposals may be published in a minute book with ISBN (before March 2023)*.
  • Accepted installations may be collected and published in a catalog with ISBN (before March 2023)*.
  • Presentation and attendance certificates will be given. The person who wants a certificate of attendance must sign in each session and attend at least 80% of the Congress.
  • Registration for the congress must be made between June and November 15
    • “Early Bird” registration September-October: €25
    • General registration November: €30
*It is important to emphasize that not all accepted proposals will be part of the publication. After the end of the congress there will be a delivery period for these materials that will be evaluated in a peer review.
Registration will be made by bank transfer to the account:
ES44 0049 0128 5125 1081 3183.
Beneficiary: Aula Abierta SA
Concept: AIE Congress Registration "Name and Surname"
Cancellation policies:
– If the registration is canceled before September 1, 2022, everything will be returned except 10% for management expenses.
– If you cancel from September 1 to November 10, 2022, 50% of the registration will be refunded.
– There will be no refunds from November 10-24, 2022.



November 24: Juan Luis Moraza.

Venue: Auditorium.

Title: The knowledge of art (notes on cognitive modelling).


Creation, research and teaching involve very different skills and, in certain aspects, divergent. However, what underlies all of them is the cognitive dimension of the art experience. In relation to the unique articulation between intelligible knowledge and sensitive experience, -characteristic of art-, science, -as stated from its own theory of knowledge, and in the context of cognitive capitalism within the so-called "societies of knowledge”-, supposes a split that fragments the fluid cognitive synthesis that was the cause and effect of the emergence of human intelligence.

Present even in the most basic processes of plastic elaboration, psychoperceptual intensification, factorial inclusivity, radical processuality, tolerance to uncertainty, integral functionality, complexity, intelligencelessness, anaxiomatic adiscursiveness, subjectual recursiveness, internal interdisciplinarity... are some characteristics of the cognitive modeling that makes possible artistic creation, which supports the investigation, and which nourishes the didactic transmission.


Sculptor, 1960. He has been holding individual exhibitions since 1980 and participating in both national and international group shows, including the 1994 São Paulo Biennial or the 2001 Venice Biennial. He has curated some important museum exhibitions such as ARTIUM (Vitoria), Reina Sofía (Madrid ) or Guggenheim (Bilbao). His work is present in many collections, both public and private. Associate Professor at the University of Vigo, he regularly teaches in various doctoral programs and masters at different universities such as the UPV/EHU or the UCM. He has published, among others, the books "Publicidad de lo político" (2016), "Formas del límite" (2007), "Corduras" (2008), "Ornamento y Ley" (2007), ""MA(non é)DONNA . Images of creation, procreation and contraception» (1993) or «Six sexes of difference» (1990) and numerous essays in collaborative books, specialized magazines, catalogs and newspapers.

November 25: Angelica Dass. (Not available online)

Venue: Auditorium.

Title: Photography as a tool to generate empathy.


In «Photography as a tool to generate empathy», Angélica starts from her own personal experiences and her creative process to broaden the social message of her photographic works. She is the author of Humanæ, a constantly evolving photographic work that proposes an unusually direct reflection on skin color. It pursues the goal of documenting the true colors of humanity instead of the false labels "white", "red", "black" and "yellow" associated with race. Ultimately, she seeks to demonstrate that what defines the human being is their inescapable uniqueness and therefore their diversity.


Angélica Dass is an award-winning photographer born in Brazil, currently living in Madrid, Spain. Angélica's practice combines photography with sociological research and public participation in the defense of human rights worldwide. She is the creator of the internationally acclaimed Humanæ Project, a collection of portraits that reveal the diversity in the beauty of human colors. The initiative has traveled to more than 80 cities on six continents, from the World Economic Forum in Davos to the pages of National Geographic, to promote dialogue that challenges the way we think about skin color and ethnic identity.


November 24:

  • 8:30 – 10:00 / Entrance
  • 10:00 – 10.15:XNUMX: Inauguration of Álvaro Ordóñez, executive director of TAI.
  • 10:15 – 11:15: Plenary lecture by Juan Luis Moraza (Auditorium)
  • 11:15 – 11:30 / Coffee break
  • 11:30 – 13:00 / Multiple session 1:
    • ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS TABLE (on film and music): with the intervention of Carolina Araya; Fillipa Lourenco; Catherine Gough-Brady, George Catsi, and Ulrike Sturm. (Room 107)
    • WORKSHOP: «The staging process from a multidisciplinary dramaturgy» led by José Manuel Teira and Carmen Calleja. (Audience)
    • WORKSHOP: "Drawing tactics regarding the action" led by Alberto Chinchón (with the interpretation of Juan Donado). (Room 106)
  • 13:00 – 15:00 / Lunch
  • 15:00 – 16:30 / Multiple session 2:
    • WORKSHOP: “Camera-body workshop: the filming body as a vehicle for cinematographic experimentation” led by Carlos Esbert. (Room 106)
    • POSTER SESSION (on performing arts): with the intervention of Sandra Milena Alvarán, Elena Guevara, Fátima Sánchez, Luis Gadea, Sonia Gómez, Amelia Ibarz, Sebastián Rad, Alejandro Guzmán. (Room 107)
  • 16:30 – 17:00 / Coffee break
  • 17:00 – 19:00 / Performance Session: Coco Moya, MINOTAURA and Trinidad Jiménez. (Audience)
  • 19:00 – 20:00 / Welcome catering

November 25:

  • 8:30 – 10:00 / Entrance
  • 10:00 – 11:15 / Plenary lecture by Angélica Dass (Not available online) (Auditorium)
  • 11:15 – 11:30 / Coffee break
  • 11:30 – 13:00 / Multiple session 3:
    • ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS TABLE (on performing arts): with the intervention of Evangelina González, Xanath Bautista and Carlos Ruiz. (Room 107)
    • WORKSHOP: “The arts as a tool for social change: Arts-Based Research in practice” conducted by Elena SV Flys and Carlos Martín. (Audience)
    • POSTER SESSION (about cinema): with the intervention of María Cristina Dimatteo, María Marcena Bertoldi, Antonio M. Villalba, Thaís Chanes and Laura Rubio Galletero. (Room 106)
  • 13:00 – 15:00 / Lunch
  • 15:00 – 16:30 / Multiple session 4:
    • WORKSHOP: “Composition between two-dimensional space and perspectives” led by Natalija Dimitrijević. (Room 106)
    • WORKSHOP: "kneading cogito: plasticity and material imagination» led by Belén Zahera. (Room 107)
    • ONLINE ROUND TABLE WITH SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHERS: with the intervention of Bonnie Marranca, editor and publisher PAJ publications; Elizabeth Tavella, Ph.D. (they/she) Section Editor, Arts and Creative Writing Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment; Ana María Mejón Miranda and Vicente Rodríguez, editors of the audiovisual essay magazine Tecmerin (UC3M)
  • 16:30 – 17:00 / Coffee break
  • 17:00 – 19:00 / Performance Session: Ricardo Fernández and Leyson Ponce (performer: Athenea Mata). In addition, the students Mikhail Konko and Pablo Padrón will carry out a performance in collaboration with the Department of Art and Creation. (Audience)

November 26:

  • 8:30 – 10:00 / Entrance
  • 10:00 – 12:00 / Multiple session 5:
    • COMMUNICATIONS TABLE (on visual arts): with the intervention of Alberto Chinchón, Iván Cáceres and Carlos Martín. (Audience)
    • WORKSHOP: «Creativity workshop and improvised writing jam» led by Laura Bermejo. (Room 106)
    • PERFORMANCE: Miguel Gil. (Classroom S40)

In addition, during all the days of the Congress, you can visit three fixed installations presented by Julia Sara Martínez and Yossi Galanti, respectively. Similarly, we will have a virtual gallery where works by Anna Katarina Martin, Eric O'Connell, Ignacio Tejedor, Lucía Lorén, Ale Megale, Carlos Fernández Pello, Manuel San Frutos, Adriana López, Natalia Recalde and Patricia Barrios.

Scientific Comittee

William brent. AmericanUniversity. Computer Musician and Associate Professor of Audio Technology.

Melissa Caminha. ERAM University School. Clown, art-educator, researcher and mother. Professor and coordinator in the Degree in Performing Arts.

Ricardo Carbonell. Complutense University. Musician and Filmmaker. Hired Doctor at the UCM.

Tessa Carr. Auburn University. Associate Professor of Theater and Artistic Director of Mosaic Theater Company at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Carlos Esbert. University School of Arts TAI. Filmmaker, researcher and teacher.

Liuba Gonzalez Cid. King Juan Carlos University. Teacher and researcher in Performing Arts (URJC). Stage director and playwright.

Ricardo Horcajada. Complutense University. Professor of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Author of various articles, exhibitions and book chapters on the application of graphic practices to the production of knowledge.

Lola Martínthis. University School of Arts TAI. Visual researcher, photographer and professor. Specialized in the concept of limit in the two-dimensional image and politics of composition inside the frame.

Nieves Moreno. University School of Arts TAI. Specialist in Japanese cinema, teacher and researcher.

Eric O'Connell. Northern Arizona University. Assistant professor, advertisement, corporate and art photographer.

Sarah Torres. University School of Arts TAI. Actress, researcher and teacher in performing arts.

Aga Wielocha. Bern Academy of the Arts. R.esearcher and collection care professional specializing in contemporary art and a postdoctoral fellow in the research project Activating Fluxus in the Institute Materiality in Art and Culture, Bern Academy of the Arts. 

Organizing Committee

Jorge Álvaro. PhD. University School of Arts TAI. Teacher specialized in press and documentary photography and digital post-production of photography and video.

Carlos Martín. PhD. University School of Arts TAI. Teacher specialized in history, art theory and aesthetics.

Marcos Merino. University School of Arts TAI. Performer and composer. Doctoral student.

Antonio Villalba. University School of Arts TAI. Producer, filmmaker and researcher. PhD student specialized in artistic practice as a research model.

Congressional Archives

Watch this video to see a summary of what was the I International Congress AIE

Click here and read the minutes of the Congress

Institutions that Organize

University School of Arts TAI | Group: GIAT (Artistic Research Group TAI)

University School of Arts TAI

Group: GIAT (Artistic Research Group TAI)

possible accommodation

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We also have an agreement with VP Recoletos Garden for a 10% discount on room reservations for school-related events. Discount code: CPRCTAIARS.

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