Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

Dr Cecilia Mandrile

Dr Cecilia Mandrile joins the CFPR in September 2013 for an 18 month post to undertake practice-led research within a collaborative print studio environment to develop new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding within the discipline.

Cecilia joins us from the University of New Haven where she has been a lecturer in art since 2008. She completed her PhD in ‘The Translation of Fragments: A dialogue between photography and displacement in the practice of selected Latin American emigrant artists’ at UWE in 2004.
Cecilia is a practising artist and researcher. Her art practice includes prints, artefacts and installations and she has exhibited widely, including  solo exhibitions at the Genaro Perez Museum and Recoleta Cultural Centre, Argentina; Kunstihoone Gallery, Estonia; St Peter’s Heritage Centre, London and Makan Cultural Centre, Jordan amongst many other venues.  Cecilia’s work is featured in the book, Prints Now: Directions and Definitions (2006) by Gill Saunders, senior curator (Prints) and Rosie Miles, curator (Prints) published by the V&A (ISBN 978-1851774807).
A video of Gill Saunders giving a presentation on' Print Now, Multiple Choices in an Expanding Field' at the Physical Surface symposium at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2008 in which she discusses Cecilia’s work, amongst other artists, can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/3559587
The Genaro Perez Museum in Cordoba, Argentina held a retrospective exhibition El Perfume de la Ausencia (The Perfume of Absence 1995-2013) of Cecilia’s work in 2013 including the catalogue, Cecilia Madrile: El Perfume de la Ausencia, with contributions from Gill Saunders, Federico Falco, Elvis Fuentes, Yuneikis Villalonga, and Ibrahim Nasrallah.
Cecilia’s work has also been featured in many group exhibitions in venues such as El Museo del Barrio, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Argentina. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections around the world including the Victoria & Albert Museum; Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp; Museum of Latin American Art, California; and the Gyor Museum of Art, Hungary.

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