Mexico City, Mexico 1983
Lives and works in Mexico City

Fabiola Menchelli investigates essential ideas about photography from a wide variety of contemporary strategies and experimental techniques. Using the language of abstraction, the work seeks to expand ways of looking through photography, its stories and its processes, and its gravitation on reality. 

She studied the Master of Visual Arts at Massachusetts College of Art and the Bachelor of Digital Visual Arts at Victoria University. Her most recent exhibitions include, I carry all the names I’m given, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo (CDMX, 2022), Parallax, ProxyCo Gallery (New York, 2021), Under the Blue Sun, Marshall Contemporary (Los Angeles, 2021). She participated in collective exhibitions including the Photography Biennial in Jinan, China (2022), Helio, Espacio DD77, Venice (2022), A Composition of Possibilities, Houston Center for Photography, Houston (2021), A grain in the eye of the Mountain, MARSO Foundation, CDMX (2019), Approaching Abstraction, Blain Southern, London (2019), This Must Be The Place, Paris Photo (2018) and, Interior/Exterior, Photo Dubai (2016). 

Menchelli’s work is part of the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, the Eskenazi Museum of Art Collection, el Centro de la Imagen, Ralph Lauren Collection, Don Julio Collection, Zarur Collection, among others. She has been invited to participate in different artistic residencies such as 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 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 most recent book published by ESPAC is titled Desdoble, Fabiola Menchelli & Andrea Chapela, ESPAC México (2022). Her work has been included in  Pictures, ed. Ken Miller, There Editions, USA (2022), and in publications such as Aperture, OSMOS, Terremoto, L’Officiel, Glasstire, among others. 

She has taught visual arts at public and private institutions including Centro de la Imagen (CDMX), The School of Photography and Visual Media (CDMX), Reed College (Portland), Cincinnati University (Cincinnati, OH), Universidad Centro (CDMX ), the Adolfo Prieto School of Arts (Monterrey), Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston) and the Universidad Iberoamericana (CDMX). In 2020, Menchelli developed the Círculo de Crítica de Obra, an online program for emerging Latin American artists that seeks to generate a horizontal community of peers to support the development of artistic projects. El Círculo awards 10 full scholarships each year thanks to its sponsors. The third edition of Círculo 2022 is currently underway.
IG: @fabiolamenchelli