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 other 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 a Masters in Fine Arts and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Mediated Art from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. She has participated in national and international art exhibitions in México, US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Australia and UAE. She has been invited to significant artist residences including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Casa Wabi and more recently Casa Nano in Japan. 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 Centro de la Image Museum in México. She currently lives and works in México City.