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Carlos Fernandez-Pello (Madrid 1985) is a designer, curator, and scholar, currently working as thesis director at IED Madrid.

Fernandez-Pello has worked extensively with The College of Fine Arts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid as a researcher. He has also been a visiting scholar at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a visiting professor at the Museo Reina Sofia Centro de Estudios and Universidad Nebrija.

In the past years, his practice has revolved around the intersection of art, design, and fashion from institutional critique (and more recently, institutionalized critique) while delving into the production of a critical subjectivity that stems from the body, the perceptual. This has recently evolved into long-term artistic research around the "non-dying" architecture of conceptual artists and architects Sushaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins. The project, involving scholarly research, sculpture, and video work, has been developed in collaboration with Sant Andreu Contemporani Barcelona, the Body Research Foundation of Tokyo, and the Reversible Destiny Foundation in New York.

As a curator and cultural producer, he is a regular collaborator of institutions like Museo Reina Sofia, CA2M, Matadero Madrid and La Casa Encendida. He has recently coedited the reader Querer Parecer Noche (CA2M 2019). He is the author of both Sabor Parcial (Universidad Complutense Press 2017) and the cover art for Spanish superstar rapper C. Tangana's album, Ídolo (2017 Sony Music), amongst other cultural products.