Ignacio Acosta

Ignacio Acosta is a Chilean-born, London-based artist and researcher working primarily with photography to explore geopolitical power dynamics around minerals, their geographies and historical narratives. His interconnected research projects involve extensive fieldwork, investigative analysis, visual documentation and critical writing on sites and materials of symbolic significance. Between 2012 and 2016, he completed a Ph.D at the University of Brighton, UK, from which his thesis The Copper Geographies of Chile and Britain: A Photographic Study emerged. The publication Copper Geographies (2018) has since been published by Editorial RM. He has recently exhibited work at Parque Cultural Cerro Carcel, Chile (2015); Noorderlicht Festival, The Netherlands (2016); National Waterfront Museum, Wales (2017); Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MAC), Chile (2017); Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Poland (2018); Hasselblad Centre, Sweden (2018); Ájtte Museum, Sweden (2019); and Zeppelin Museum, Germany (2019)