In this masterclass, Vicky Méndiz will take a tour of her work to show her way of understanding the photographic medium, its modus operandi and references, emphasizing the heterogeneous methodology with which she works, the main concepts raised by her projects, and how the solves at a formal level by articulating an artistic discourse. To finally delve into the commonalities that these works have and how they dialogue with each other.
Vicky mendiz (Zaragoza, 1978) She has a degree in Art History, a Diploma in Advanced Studies in the History of Photography from the University of Zaragoza, and a Diploma in Artistic Photography at the Huesca School of Arts.
Photographer artist uses photography and video as means of creating new representations and narratives of reality, and as tools to question the identity of the human being. His field of creation is situated in the everyday and in the intimate relationship of the human being with nature and memory. In his works he investigates the limits between the visible and the invisible within the field of photography and the unconscious.
His artistic training and research has been supported through scholarships and stays in artistic residencies in cities such as Paris (Cité Internationale Universitaire 2014-15), Madrid (Casa de Velázquez, 2015-16), Lille, France (Le Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains, 2016), Sapporo, Japan (Inter Cross Creative Center, 2007), Aarhus, Denmark (Godsbanen, 2016), San Sebastián (Tabakalera, 2016), Huesca (CDAN, 2011).
He has obtained awards for Photography and Plastic Arts that recognize his artistic career as the first Dummy Award at the DocField Photography Festival in Barcelona (2014).
His work is present in numerous national and international solo and group exhibitions in France, Japan, United Kingdom, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, the Czech Republic and Spain. Of all of them, Women Photographers / A Half-Told Story, Tabacalera Madrid (2020), Long live Villa !! at the Palais Royal de Paris (2016), Académie de France de Paris (2016), Instituto Cervantes de Madrid (2017), Casa Velázquez de Madrid (2015-16), Le Fresnoy, Lille (France, 2016), Musée Dobrée, Nantes (France, 2016), Museum of Navarra (2016), Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (2014), Galeria Temporary Space, Sapporo (Japan, 2013), Museum Pablo Serrano Zaragoza (2007), Museum of Teruel (2007), Museum from Huesca (2007).
He has participated in International Festivals such as PhotoEspaña 2008 and PhotoEspaña 2016 o Circulations Festival de la Jeune Photographie europee in its Livres section (2016), and in international contemporary art fairs such as ARCO 35 (2016) o Stamp (2015). His works are part of prestigious collections of public and private institutions.
His publications include the book Honne / Tatemae on social tensions in Japan published in 2014, and Silence Buried, on the people shot and buried in the common grave of the Magallón (Zaragoza) cemetery between 1936-1937 published in 2011.
Date: Wednesday, June 9 2021
Hours: 18:00 p.m. - 19:30 p.m.
Venue: Paco de Lucía Auditorium, Alcobendas Art Center
Address: C / Mariano Sebastián Izuel, 9. 28100 - Alcobendas
Free entry until 50% of the capacity is completed.