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Biography

    Born in Canada, Mercedes Vandendorpe studied Fine Arts at the Universities of Ottawa and Valencia. She has     lived and worked for many years in Valencia.

    Her personal vision is inspired by the different figures of the psyche. She is interested in the Jungian vision of     the unconscious, leading her to explore concepts such as archetypal images, the Shadow or the Ego. The     myths and beliefs of different cultures also enrich her visual universe by their symbols and referential     framework.

    Since 2009, Vandendorpe has worked with different artistic mediums: painting, poetry, digital art, performance     and video.
 
Studies

    BACCALAUREAT ÈS ARTS: Visual Arts / Communication. UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA. 1992.
    Magna Cum Laude.

    Now studying a Psychology Degree at UOC

 

Exhibitions


    Sala Kubo-Kutxa Aretoa (Kursal), San Sebastian, October 2014
    Collective exhibition, curator: Carlos Arenas, La Imagen Fantástica.

    LA LONJA DEL PESCADO, Alicante. Julio 2013 - CENTRO DEL CARMEN, Valencia. May 2013
    Itinerant Collective exhibition. Sponsor : Consorcio de Museos de la Comunidad Valenciana.
    Curator: Carlos Arenas, La Imagen Fantástica.

    CULTURAL CENTER OF LA RAMBLETA, Valencia – Spain. TransOnirico - Multimedia. Solo exhibition. May 2012.

    International Film Festival, DONES EN ART. First price ex-aequo in the Art Video Category. October 2011.

    RAYLOWSKY Art Gallery, Valencia – Spain. Collective exhibition. July 2010.

    COLLBLANC Art Gallery, Castellon – Spain. Magma & Psyque - Multimedia. Solo. May 2010.

    COLLBLANC Art Gallery, Castellon – Spain. Collective exhibition.January 2010.

    COLLBLANC Art Gallery, Castellon – Spain. Collective exhibition. July & August 2009.

    VIGO INTERNACIONAL ART FESTIVAL>– Spain. Third edition, with COLLBLANC Art Gallery, january 2009.

    LIVINGALLERY Art Gallery, Lecce – Italy. Last Paradise. Collective exhibition. December 2008.

    LIVINGALLERY Art Gallery, Lecce – Italy. Aspirin Sprint. Collective exhibition. June 2008.

    MINISTRY OF CUELTURE AWARDS: "Thoughts and propositions for the Arts in Spain". Nominated for her project     "Art in schools, Now!" shown at ARCO 08 International Art Fair. Ministry of Culture's Stand. February 2008.

    LIVINGALLERY Art Gallery, Lecce – Italy. Eros & Thanatos. Collective exhibition. December 2007.

    FIRENZE INTERNACIONAL ART FESTIVAL – Italy. 5th Edition, December 2005.

    Show Room. Valencia – Spain. Solo. November 2003.

    GALILEO-GALILEY Spanish Art Competition. Finalist. Collective exhibition. June 2003.

    CULTURAL CENTER OF GANDIA – Spain. Graphic works. Collective exhibition. July 2003.

    GENT INTERNACIONAL ART FESTIVAL – Belgium. December 2002.

    POIREL Art Gallery. Nancy – France. 39th Salon d’Art. December 2002.

    GO GALLERY Art Gallery. Amsterdam. Collective exhibition. July 2002.

    THUILLIER Art Gallery. Paris. Solo. June 2002.

    AB ART Art Gallery. Valencia – Spain. Solo. December 1997.

    DEAN Art Gallery. Valencia – Spain. Collective exhibition. November 1996.

    D’ARTS Art Gallery. Valencia – Spain. Solo. May 1996.

    MUSEUM OF AGOST. Alicante – Spain. Collective exhibition. August 1994.

    CULTURAL CENTER OF QUART DE POBLET – Spain. Collective exhibition. February 1994.

    CULTURAL CENTER UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA. Solo. January 1992.

 

Imparting Conferences and Workshops

    Workshop “Symbols and Dreams". For "Grete Stern” Exhibition. IVAM. March 2016.

    Conversation with Curator Maria Jesús Folch for “Grete Stern” Exhibition: “Archetypal Symbology in Grete     Stern photomontages”. IVAM. December 2015.

    Presentation of my book OtroMar (editorial Manuscritos). Investigation and creative process. Colegio Oficial de     Psicólogos. Junio 2012.

    Roundtable “Cine Fórum: C.G. Jung y el pensamiento simbólico”. Presentation of my shortfilm: OtroMar,     Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos. Febrero 2011.

 

Assistance at Courses & Workshops

    Seminaire on Alquimia by Enrique Galán, director of the Spanis Edition C. G. Jung, The Complete Work (O.C.)          Organized by SIDPAJ. April 2016.

    Workshop "Fern Sehen" by Monika Anselment. Sponsor : AVVAC & Visor Gallery. March 2014.

    Workshop “Relato y documento. Creación, edición, montaje e interpretación de imágenes" by Xisco Mensua.     Sponsor : UPV. February 2014.


    Workshop “Donde el sonido limita con la forma en los labios que dicen yo…” by Javier Codesal. Sponsor :     Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló - EACC. February 2014.

    Workshop “El dossier del artista” by Mira Bernabeu. Sponsor : AVVAC. June 2013

    Workshop "Graciela Carnevale" by Graciela Carnevale. Sponsor : AVVAC & Visor Gallery. October 2012

    Seminaire on Mythology and Archetypal Psychology, by Javier Castillo. Sponsor : IVAPPA. July 2012

    Workshop “Herramientas del arte” by Rogelio López Cuenca & Daniel Andújar . Sponsor : Sala Parpalló.     February 2008.

    Workshop “Creación: identidad, conciencia y transformación”, by Susana Vida. Sponsor : Sala Parpalló. April     2007.

    Course of CHALCHOGRAPHIC PRINTING II. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia - UPV. 2004.

    Course of PRINTING TECHNIQUES. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia - UPV. 2003.

    Course of ILLUSTRATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN, Université du Québec à Montréal, UQAM. 1992.

 

Collaborative projects

    Participation in the ART DATING organisation: “Encuentros personales en el sector de las artes visuales”. A     Collaboration between AVVAC & Universidad Politécnica de Valencia - UPV. Editions I (2013) & II (2014).

    Articles: “Sinergías y vaciós” I, II & III on ART DATING for the digital journal MAKMA. November 2014.

    Study on ART DATING : “Dinámicas planteadas durante las jornadas y su efectividad en la     profesionalización     de los jóvenes artistas”, published by AVVAC [online]. September 2014.

    Participation in the organization of Monika Anselment's Workshop. Collaboration between AVVAC & Visor     Gallery 2014.

    Secretary for Artistas Visuales de Valencia, Alicante y Castellón - AVVAC, 2013- 2014.

    Board member of Artistas Visuales de Valencia, Alicante y Castellón - AVVAC, 2009 - 2014.

 

 

 

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