Mexico City, 1983.
Fabiola Menchelli’s work investigates the limits of photography through the language of abstraction. Using light as the raw material, the work seeks to explore essential ideas about photography in relation to painting, sculpture, drawing and new media. Her creation process questions the materiality of the image in order to explore photography as a poetic space.
Menchelli graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with an MFA in Visual arts and Photography and holds a BA in Arts from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. She has participated in national and international art exhibitions and juried shows including in México, US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Australia and United Arab Emirates. She has been invited to significant artist residences including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Casa Wabi. She’s been awarded several honors including the FONCA Young Creators Grant, the Fulbright – García Robles Fellowship the FONCA – CONACYT grant for studying abroad and the MassArt Dean’s Award for Fulbright Scholars. In 2014 she was awarded the Acquisition Prize for the XVI National Biennale of Photography from the Centro de la Image in México. She lives and works in México City.
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