Manuel Beltrán is an artist, activist, and researcher. His artworks have been featured in museums and galleries in the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, Germany, Serbia, Italy, and Poland. He researches and lectures on contemporary art, activism, contemporary social movements, post-digital culture and new media. As an activist, he was involved in the Indignados movement in Spain, the Gezi Park protests in Turkey and several forms of independent activism and cyber-activism in Europe and beyond. In 2012 he co-founded the art collective Plastic Crowds, since 2013 he is head and co-founder of the nomadic school and artistic organization Alternative Learning Tank and founded the Institute of Human Obsolescence in 2015. Beltrán lives and works in The Hague.