Mexico City, Mexico 1983
Lives and works in Mexico City

Fabiola Menchelli’s work explores essential ideas about photography through a wide variety of contemporary strategies and experimental techniques. Her work seeks to actively challenge photography’s conventions by simultaneously pointing out and revealing the norms. Using the language of abstraction, her work aims to expand ways of looking, reconsider the nature of vision, representation, and reality itself, and cultivate a sense of wonder and discovery through her commitment to experimentation and unlearning.

Menchelli holds a Master of Visual Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art (2013). Her most recent exhibitions include we are not what we have seen at Angstroms offsite Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo (CDMX, 2024), Dark Moves: Fabiola Menchelli & Heather Watkins at The Cooley Gallery (Portland, OR 2022), I carry all the names I’m given at Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo (CDMX, 2022), Parallax at ProxyCo Gallery (New York, 2021), Under the Blue Sun at Marshall Contemporary (Los Angeles, 2021), among others. She has participated in collective exhibitions in Jinan, Venice, Houston, CDMX, London, Paris, Bogotá, and Dubai, among others.

Menchelli has been invited to participate in various artistic residencies such as the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Casa Wabi, and Casa Nano. She received the Fulbright-García Robles Scholarship (2011-2013), FONCA-CONACYT for studies abroad (2011-2013), MassArt Dean’s Award (2012-2013), the FONCA Young Creators grant (2014), the Acquisition Award of the XVI Photography Biennial of the Center for Image (2014), and the National System of Art Creators of FONCA (2019-2022). Her work has been featured in books such as Dark Moves (2024), released by the Cooley Gallery, and Desdoble (2022), published by ESPAC México. She has been a visiting artist in both Mexico and U.S. institutions. She is the founder and director of Circulo de Critica de Obra, an alternative art education program.
IG: @fabiolamenchelli