María Mencía


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Kingston University, Media and Communication in the School of Arts and Culture and Communication, Media Artist/E-Poet and School of Art Faculty

Bio:


  • ISEA2002

    Maria Mencia is a London, UK, based artist/researcher, of Spanish nationality, born in Caracas-Venezuela. She is currently doing a Fine Art Practice based PhD at Chelsea College of Art & Design, The London Institute. The title of her research is: From Visual Poetry to Digital Art: An exploration of new communicative systems formed by text as a visual, semantic and aural element in the production of meaning using digital technologies. She was awarded an AHRB (Arts & Humanities Research Board) grant in Nov. 2000 towards her doctorate studies. She exhibits and has performed nationally and internationally: Spain, England, Belgium, Holland, USA, Germany, Norway, Cuba and Japan. Studied English Philology at the Complutense University, in Madrid, Spain, (1983). BA in Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts (1990-1993) and MA in History and Theory of Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design (1996-98) London. Here, she started her research in Art Theory and Practice in the area of Language and Communication, which lead to her PhD studies. She lectures in Spanish, work, as a translator, Artist Educator and Visiting Art Lecturer in galleries, art centres, schools, art colleges and media centres. She is co-founder of two Community Arts Organisations: IDEA and TAL She is a member of the research project: The Integration of Computers within Fine Art Practice-Camberwell and Chelsea Colleges of Art- London-UK.


Current Location:


  • London, GB

Previous Location(s):


  • Caracas, VE


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