I am an artist and writer who explores the feelings towards the absence of one’s roots and one’s own land. The heimlich and the unheimlich when living abroad, das andere in the anxieties of the stranger. I published my graphic novel Lulu la sensationnelle by Presque Lune Editions, in France, and published it in English as well as my second graphic novel Tito and the Love Letters. I co-wrote and co-edited the full-length essay film As Sure As The Rain, by artist Nick Stewart. The film was awarded a silver laurel by the International Independent Film Awards, in Los Angeles. I have worked commissioned by The Guardian newspaper and have written for publications such as Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Now Then Magazine, Berfrois, and have published my short stories in Mexican anthologies.
I actively explore the innovation for art education as an associate lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at Sheffield Hallam University. I implemented with artist Hester Reeve, and have taught since 2009, a radical module called Dialogue, where we explore an alternative way of collective thinking. The pilot was funded by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
(Photo Francesca Woodman)
16th July 2020. A presentation of my artwork A Visual Theory of the Soul. Post-Traumatic Landscapes Symposium, The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield.
26th June 2019. An artist talk. Manchester University, School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.
27th February 2018. An artist talk for Graphic Design students. Sheffield Hallam University, Department of Art and Design.
21st October 2016. An artist talk for students and staff across the Fine Art Department. Winchester School of Art.
19th January 2015. An artist talk about my graphic narrative Lulu the Sensational and the Family Secret. Foyles, London.
23 July 2013. An artist talk. Seminar Languages, Identity and Work. The University of Sheffield, Education Department.
25 April 2013. An artist talk as a guest speaker at the European Commission project Tynet 50+ Bastad, Sweden.
10 April 2013. An artist talk as a guest speaker at University College Cork. Network of Multilinguism. Cork, Ireland. Invited by the Embassy of Mexico in Dublin, Ireland.
9 April 2013. An artist talk as a guest speaker at Instituto Cervantes Dublin. Invited by the Embassy of Mexico in Dublin, Ireland. Talk: An Artist Living Abroad or Emotion in the Mother Tongue.
20 March 2013 Reading of short stories at Octopus Prose Night. The Riverside. Sheffield, UK.
7 March 2013 Talk and workshop at SHU Fest, Sheffield Hallam University. Art and Language: Once Upon a Time Latin America.
1 November 2012 Sheffield University, The Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hispanic Studies. Talk: The Life of the Day of the Dead, followed by the reading of one of my short stories and group analysis.