Mexico City, Mexico.
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 several exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, Canada, England, Sweden, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and France. His most recent exhibitions include Blain Southern Gallery (London), PROXYCO Gallery (New York City), Paris Photo (Paris), Brett W. Schütz BWSMX Gallery (Mexico City) and Photo Dubai (Dubai). 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 has taught visual arts and photography at Reed College (Portland, Oregon), the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio), the Academy of Visual Arts (Mexico City, Mexico), Universidad Centro: Design Film and Television (Mexico City, Mexico), the Adolfo Prieto School of the Arts Center (Monterrey, Mexico), at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, Massachusetts) and at the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, Mexico).