Mexico City, Mexico 1983.
Fabiola Menchelli’s work investigates essential ideas about photography through the language of abstraction. Using light as raw material, her work explores photography as a poetic space, using a wide variety of contemporary strategies and experimental techniques ranging from analog to digital practices. From phenomenology and psychology to astronomy and optics, her work attempts to point to the larger meaning of looking—not only at the medium itself but also at the way we are capable of expanding our vision beyond our own limits through the use of technology.
She studied an MFA in Photography and Visual Arts at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the BFA in Computer-Mediated Arts from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Her most recent shows include Fundacion MARSO (Mexico City), Casa Wabi (Mexico City), Blain Southern Gallery (London), PROXYCO Gallery (New York City), Paris Photo 2018 (Paris), Brett W. Schütz Gallery (Mexico City) and Photo Dubai (Dubai) She has been invited to participate in several artistic residences such as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Casa Wabi and Casa Nano. In 2011 she received the Fulbright – García Robles Fellowship and in 2014 she received the Prize of Acquisition of the XVI Mexican Photography Biennial of the Centro de la Imagen.
She has taught in recognized institutions such as Reed College in Portland, The University of Cincinnati, The Academy of Visual Arts in Mexico City, at CENTRO University for Design, Film, and Television, at the Adolfo Prieto School for the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Universidad Iberoamericana.
She currently lives and works in México City and is part of the National System of Art Creators the FONCA in Mexico.