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Pavel Méndez Hernández (Cienfuegos, 1990) is a visual artist based in Havana, Cuba. He is interested in Time Base Arts and Immersive Media. He studied painting at the Professional Academy of Art “Benny Moré” in the City of Cienfuegos (2005-2009), and then at the University of the Arts, ISA (2011-2018), where he graduated with a degree in Visual Arts. He has taught editing and post-production workshops at the New Media Chair of the University of the Arts (ISA) and the Media Lab of the Alanus University (Bonn, Germany), as coordinator of the SenseLAB project. His awards include the CEIBA Award at the Camagüey International Video Art Festival in 2015, and the National Price of Curatorship in 2018. He has participated in the XI, XII, and XIII editions of the Havana Biennial and collective and personal exhibitions in important art centers in Havana; and in Germany, at the University of Arts and Social Sciences (Alanus Hochschule, Alter), the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (KHM) and the Reinbeckhallen Gallery in Berlin.
Since 2019 he has been a member of the Postproduction Chair at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños (Artemisa, Cuba). There he has worked as a post-production assistant and has given lectures on expanded cinema. BAI has been the host organization for CCP Fellow Pavel Méndez in 2021 in the CrossCulture Program (CCP) by ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations).
Online Presentation A SELF-DISCOVERY JOURNEY THROUGH VIDEO ART by Pavel Méndez
“Video Art is my weapon of choice. Experimenting with this medium has meant an outstanding creative experience that has made me grow as an artist. Video has been a tool for self-knowledge that has allowed me to explore my existential concerns and relationship with my culture. I develop my work through animations, video installations, video performances, and interactive videos. I bet on a fragmented and surreal narrative through the use of effects of estrangement and the emphasis on the subjective experience. My creation seeks to make visible the implicit limits of the human condition to induce the viewer to face them. The objective of this presentation is to share my creative process and artistic trajectory working with Media Arts from 2009 until nowadays in Cuba. I will show fragments of artworks and curatorships of my authorship pointing to my evolutionary process and core artistic concerns.” (Text by courtesy of Pavel Méndez. Photo by courtesy of the artist)
Registration & Enrollment: Required | Max. seats: 100 | Language: English
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The live session of this presentation will be given on Friday October 29, 2021, from 4 – 6 pm (Berlin time). You will also receive an email reminder for the video conference before it takes place.
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