• Bajo el Sol Azul

    Fabiola Menchelli
    Bajo el Sol Azul
    07.OCT – 16.DEC 2017
    Friday November 10th, 7 – 10 pm

    Melchor Ocampo 154,
    San Rafael, 06470
    Ciudad de México, CDMX
    +52 (55) 5256-5533 |

    Bajo el Sol Azul presents a series of new cyanotypes created during Menchelli’s 2015 residency at Casa Wabi in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, in 2015, and then developed at the University of Cincinnati, where Menchelli was a Visiting Artist from 2016-17.

    Menchelli’s practice is fundamentally a photographic one but constantly pushes the limits of photography, creating unexpected dialogues with other artistic disciplines. Bajo el Sol Azul reveals the poetics of observation and the subtle revolution that occurs through profound contemplation.

    These new cyanotypes take the Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s observatory at Casa Wabi and translate its organic curves into luminous exposures of blue, reconnecting the concrete structure to the sky it was designed to observe.


  • Don Julio Young Collectors Salon

    Opening Friday November 10, 2017, 7:00 PM. 
    Viena #10, Colonia Juárez, Mexico City.

    Please join us for the opening of Gallery Weekend’s Young Collectors Salon to unveil a commissioned piece from Fabiola Menchelli for Tequila Don Julio 1942.

    Fabiola Menchelli’s work investigates the limits of photography through the language of abstraction. For this commission a bottle of Don Julio 1942 was used to create a photogram, that is, a photographic image obtained without the use of a camera. This is obtained by placing the object on a photosensitive surface – for example, a film or photographic paper – and then exposing it to direct light in the darkroom.

    The work uses the photographic medium to represent the bottle of Don Julio 1942 and insinuate it in a subtle way by making the inside of the bottle visible like an X-ray, thus causing the inversion of the image involved in the photographic process. Using light as raw material, the work explores the essence of photography and uses creative processes to demonstrate the materiality of an image and explore photography as a poetic space.

  • Paper Works 2017

    November 11 & 12 , 2017
    Museo Tamayo, Mexico City.

    CONSTRUCTIONS Fabiola Menchelli
    Sunday November 12th 14:00 hrs.

    Presenting Constructions Fabiola Menchelli’s  artist book designed by Priscila Vanneuville at PaperWorks Artist Books Exhibition. The book presentation is Sunday November 12th 14:00 hrs. Please come by and say hello.

    PaperWorks 2017: Conoce el programa de actividades – Revista Codigo

  • Material Art Fair

    Material Art Fair 2017

  • Obrera Centro

    Obrera Centro Anniversary
    Saturday Feb 4th, 2017
    Isabela Católica 144, Colonia Centro
    Mexico City

  • XII Bienal FEMSA

    Centro de las Artes, Parque Fundidora, Monterrey, Nuevo León
    Octubre 13th 2016 – February 26th 2017

  • DAAP Artist Lecture

  • Beyond Zero

    Almanaque fotográfica
    Opening Thursday June 2nd 19:00 h.
    Colima 101 A, Roma Norte,
    México City


  • Divisions

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    7:30pm 8:30pm
    136 West 22nd Street New York, NY

    In this polarizing election year, we are faced with many Divisions. Divisions among political beliefs—Democrats versus Republicans, of course—but also Divisions and sub-Divisions within the ideological hearts of the parties: outsiders versus the establishment, grass roots versus business class, idealists versus pragmatists, and so on. Additionally, Divisions between political and gendered identities: class, race, sexuality, citizenship, and access. You can’t use the bathroom here.


    We move within spatial, geographic and gerrymandered Divisions: supra-national agreements, alignments, and competitions; red states versus blue states; urban centers versus suburbs; gentrification versus preservation. Even the building of actual physical walls of Division is being debated. I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me.


    Internal conflict. Divisions are also feeling torn between opposite decisions, to feel in disagreement or at odds with oneself. Morals and ethical beliefs are upheld, challenged, or trespassed. What happens at Skowhegan stays at Skowhegan.


    Divisions need not be purely political or so conflicted. It can also be neutral, calculable: The exactitude of finding how many times one number can be divided by another. Or how Divisions and multiplications can move from a familiar picnic scene to a survey of the entire universe before contracting inwardly to reveal an inner cellular and molecular world. Charles and Ray Eames film, “Powers of Ten”.


    Further on this molecular level, Divisions can relate to the splitting of a cell, or mitosis. One made into multiple as a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells. The human body experiences 10 quadrillion cellular divisions within a lifetime.


    Divisions are also the taxonomic categorizations for levels of classifications: departments, branches, wings, sectors, or subsections. They can be either narrow or broad in scope. The Skowhegan Alliance is pleased to present DIVISIONS. Comprised of 17 Skowhegan alumni, which can be divided into the following years of participation: 1974, 1976, 1990, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

    This particular screening will be further divided physically and experientially with videos screened on both levels of the Skowhegan office.

  • Doppelganger

    Torrance Art Museum, California
    3320 Civic Center Drive
    Torrance, CA

    Opening April 2nd
    April 2nd – May 28th, 2016


    Shiva Aliabadi, Kelly Barrie, Eric Decastro, Rainer Dissel, Martin Durazo, Christiane Feser, Christine de la Garenne, Kio Griffith, Florian Heinke, Steve Hough, Ichiro Irie, Franziska Kneidl, John Knuth, Sandra Kranich, Fabiola Menchelli, Sandra Mann, Anny & Sibel ztrk, Manfred Peckl, Ave Pildas, Stehn Raupach, Tobias Rehberger, Roland Reiss, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Marcus Sendlinger, Britton Tolliver, Lena Wolek, Augusta Wood, Eric Yahnker, and Ekrem Yalindağ.

    Coordinated as a collaboration between German curators Dr. Julia-Constance Dissel and Sandra Mann, Los Angeles-based curator Ichiro Irie and Max Presneill, this exhibition explores similarities of practices that occur within globally expansive yet hyper-connected art production. Taking as its starting point similar thematics and/or formal artistic investigations (technique, material, methodologies, etc.) Doppelgnger reflects on similarity as a tool to investigate both the hyper-connectivity that exchanges issues, trends and impulses on global scale as well as the simultaneity of expression that it engenders. In this way, the curators engage the capacity of art’s function as a seismograph for sociological development.

    The concept of the Doppelgnger emerges from German romantic literature at the end of the eighteenth century and refers to an entity that possesses the likeness of anothera perfect look-alike. Like Robert Louis Stevenson’s Doctor Hyde, the Doppelgnger is a superficial similarity that, while looking and/or sounding similar, is possessed of a different spirit and engagement. The curators have collected together 30 artists from Germany and North America whose juxtaposition in Doppelgnger aesthetically or thematically explores the increased growth of simultaneity in the arts as well as raising issues concerning the meaning of originality and authenticity in the arts.