Concepción Cortés Zulueta (Spain)
Concepción Cortés Zulueta is currently a PhD candidate in art history at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. Her thesis project, interdisciplinary in its scope, focuses in the presence of nonhuman animals in contemporary art from the 1960s to the beginning of the 21st Century. She explores issues of animal agency, perception, creativity, and changes in the attitudes of contemporary artists towards animals -- especially in their attempts (whether more or less successful) to collaborate with them. She spent time at NZCHAS as a visiting scholar from February to May 2012.