Dr. Lara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Cristóbal Colón University, Veracruz, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Architectural Design in 2000.
He is a specialist in the creation and manipulation of complex virtual three-dimensional objects, applying technology to bring them to the construction phase. Some of the software used for 3D modelling: 3DSTUDIO, BLENDER, MAYA, ECOTECT and RHINOCEROS as well as Grasshopper for parametric design.
Winner of the silver medal, Primer Bienal Estatal 2005 and honored by CEMEX for the project “Calasanz dormitorios y área recreativa OVNO”.
In 2004 he formed TEET Arquitectos whose undertakings include the prelimary projects for the market of Coyutla, the amphitheater with dock of Boca del Río and the postgraduate building of the School of Engineering, Universidad Veracruzana.
Competitions and Awards:
First Place, Logo, UCC School of Architecture
First Place 2009 State of Veracruz Biennial, in the living space category
Third Place Bienal de Arquitectura, in the institutional category
Participation in eVolo competion, New York
From 2006 to 2009 he was in charge of coordinating architectural projects at the Instituto Metropolitano de Planeación para el Desarrollo Sustentable IMPLADE, carrying out projects for the metropolitan area of Veracruz and Boca del Río, such as the new fish market in Veracruz, the preliminary project for the pedestrianization of Alameda Díaz Mirón and the executive plan of Zamora park.
He has been invited to give lectures at the School of Architecture, Universidad Veracruzana Campus Córdoba, at Villa Rica University and Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla BUAP, on the subject “The Paradigm of Tangible Parametricism”.
Carlos Armando del Castillo studied architecture at Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey CEDIM (Mexico) and at Centro Universitario de Diseño de Barcelona BAU (Spain).
In 2009 he founded WARM Architects, a multidisciplinary architecture and design firm based in Cancún and the Mayan Riviera.
WARM Architects is a firm focused on architecture and interior design, whose philosophy is creating, from a geographical, historical and social context, architectural products that generate a sensory experience and a great impact.
WARM’s products have received recognition from national and international publications such as ELLE DECOR (Italy) and ChicHaus (Mexico), among others.
Carlos del Castillo is also the founder of Mero 8, a project that has become well known through Canal #RutaNader, and aims at being a detonator in the revitalization of Cancun’s city center by means of collaboration and the exchange of ideas regarding architecture, art, design and gastronomy.
Mero 8 is a project which sustains and develops this entire gamut of ideas that have inspired visionary individuals to join forces and create the city that its inhabitants deserve, defending and revitalizing public spaces. Its strategy includes proposals which unite as allies government, citizens, artists and entrepreneurs, stressing the importance of public spaces, as well as other cultural, social and artistic activities.
Graduated 1995 from Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, with further studies in heritage Ccervation at University of Florida UF.
Since the beginning of his professional carreer he was active as architectural project manager in the hotel sector. In 2009 he founded and ran Arquitectura Integral, a firm dedicated to the design and presentation of projects. In 2006 he founded EH ARK, which under his leadership developed multiple architectural and interior design projects such as B2B Malecón Cancún (currently known as Urban Krystal) and the residential tourist projects Penthouse Be Towers and Residencial del Mar, Puerto Cancún.
He is also a current member of Regnum Christi and of the Commission of Sacred Art, Quintana Roo.
As an academic he was coordinator in 1999 of the carreer of architecture at Universidad La Salle Cancún, and since 1996 has been a faculty member of various universities, teaching project workshop, architectural concepts, sketch workshop and representational techniques, as well as workshops and diploma courses in interior design at Universidad Anáhuac Cancún, Universidad La Salle and Centro de Estudios Gestalt Campus Cancún, among others.
Architect Daniel Cota is focused on a personal, high-quality, contemporary architecture,
in which everything centers on the person and the surrounding space. Respect for and integration with the environment are fundamental in each project he carries out. Every space must create an emotion. He employs light, color, space, form, nature, surprise, person, interaction, sound, integration, proportion, purity, character, experiences, dreams, so that people may experience intensely every part of the space they inhabit.
In 2006 he founded and directed Studio Arquitectura, a firm focused on architecture and interior design of many different types. In 2019 he decided to change the name of the firm to Arquitectura Daniel Cota, putting his signature on every project.
Some of his most distinguished projects include the golf course clubhouse of Grand Coral Riviera Maya (silver medal-winner in the Mexican Caribbean Architecture Biennial in 2015, in the recreational area category); Britt Academy Playa del Carmen, (awarded first prize by the Association of Architects and Interior Designers of Mexico in 2018, in the recreational architecture category); and Nuove Lofts (winner of an honorary mention at the Mexican Caribbean Architecture Biennial in 2015, in the multi-family housing category).
Graduated as architect in 2000 from the Instituto Superior de Arquitectura y Diseño de Chihuahua, specializing in bioclimatic architecture. Her professional development has been as a specialist in design, architectural projects, interior design and furniture design.
Since 2001 she has held different positions in the public sector, such as Director of Urban Development and Ecology in the 2005-2008 administration of Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, where she participated in the coordination for the publication of different regulation plans such as “Plan Parcial de Desarrollo Urbano de la Península Chacmuchuch” (Partial Plan for the Urban Develpoment of Chacmuchuch Peninsula).
In 2009 she was director and legal representative of Escala Arquitectural Consulting S.C., a firm dedicated to negotiation and counseling for urban projects.
In the creative field she has developed an area of expertise in the construction of models based on plastic and geometric analysis derived from the study of Origami.
She is the Co-creator of Polígono 13 workshop, which specializes in models and the solution of complex protypes through paper engineering and parametric structures.
Since 2010 she has been a faculty member of different universities such as Universidad Anáhuac Cancún, Universidad del Sur and Centro de Estudios Gestalt in the areas of industrial design, fashion design, architecture and interior architecture, teaching project workshop, models for interior design and basic and advanced modelling.
She has participated in the development of creative workshops in which complex morphological aspects are analysed and applied to scale models and project prototypes related to the different areas of design.
Illch Diseño is an association of experienced architects with more than 20 years of success in the region. In addition to Cancún and the Mayan Riviera, they have worked in various locations in Mexico and other countries of the Caribbean, such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Jamaica. Their mission is to develop projects of the highest quality.
Throughout their carreers, they have designed a wide variety of construction projects which include, among others, residential, commercial, tourist and healthcare facilities.
Their associates are also experienced in urban planning and interior design.
A graduate of Escuela Mexicana de Arquitectura de la Universidad La Salle, Mexico City. She holds a Master’s Degree with Honors in Architectural Design from the Postgraduate Unit of Facultad de Arquitectura de C.U., and obtained the 2003 Alfonso Caso Medal for the highest average in a Master’s and thesis.
She has taught courses in design and creativity at Universidad ISTHMUS in Panama City and Universidad de Mendoza in Argentina. She has conducted many creative workshops and given many lectures in Mexico City and Acapulco, Guerrero.
Her work in government offices includes the coordination of interior design for the Department of Communication and Transportation, Mexico City; supervision of Hospital de Especialidades, Iztapalapa, Mexico City; supervision of INFONAVIT (2000+ dwellings), Estado de México. She has published articles on architectural design in Kaloomte magazine, Novedades de Cancún and websites such as that of Universidad ISTHMUS.
In Cancún, she coordinated the supervision of Cinemex, LA ROCA shopping center, as well as the preliminary project for the central fire station. In 2019, she collaborated with the firm Barranco-Hardy in the designing of Residencial Habitacional AIDDA.
She has been a professor and coordinator in the creative department of Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico City), Universidad Loyola del Pacífico and Universidad Americana (both in Acapulco). Currently she is on the faculty of Universidad Anáhuac Cancún’s School of Architecture.
She has received the best teaching award in all the universities where she has worked.
Héctor Pérez has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, and a carreer spanning more than 30 years. He has wide experience as an academic, having taught such subjects as project workshop, theory and history of architecture. An expert architectural draftsman, who for 20 years has shown a supreme command of the techniques of pencil, fountain pen and, in particular, acuacolor®.
From 2000 to 2003 he was urban development consultant for the Department of Public Works, Ciudad del Carmen, where he designed seven urban projects, including the master plan for the malecón oeste (west pier).
As director of a construction company in Mérida, Yucatán from 1998 to 2016, he designed architectural projects in the areas of remodelling, new dwellings and offices.
He has been a business development consultant for 20 years, correcting, changing, broadening and promoting private businesses particularly affected by cyclic crises. In this capacity he has participated as assistant director of AJ Arte Objeto, Corporativo MG and BR Construction company and is currently business model designer and director of Corporativo EH.
In 2000, Iván Minjarez obtained a Bahelor’s Degree in Architecture from Instituto Superior de Arquitectura y Diseño (ISAD) in Chihuahua. From the start, he has developed in the areas of design, projects and architectural construction.
In 2007, he opened the firm Minjarez Arquitectura, which functions as an independent architect’s studio. His work is based on experimentation of forms using local materials. He has been active in Colombia, Mexico, the United States and Costa Rica, working on
public infrastructure projects as well as single-family dwellings.
In addition to architecture, Iván Minjarez has a passion for architectural photography. His photographic compositions are achieved through playing with perspective, kaleidoscope effects and manipulating contexts, creating, from an everyday image, a new abstract reality. He has participated in solo and group exhibits, portraying cities and generating a completely new and surrealistic world.
His blog ARQCUU generates critical and promotional content on local architectural activity.
As an academic he has been teacher and guest lecturer at different universities in Mexico, such as ISAD, Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua Campus Parral, Universidad Vizcaya and Delicias Chihuahua; and abroad, such as Escuela Superior de Arquitectura Avanzada ESAA, in Neiva, Colombia.
He is currently studying for his Master’s degreee in architecture.
Psychologist and self-taught filmmaker born in Yucatán, in four years he has made two fictional short films and four short documentaries, which have been shown at various film festivals in Mexico and South America.
In 2019 he obtained the municipal art grant in Mérida, Yucatán, for his project “U666O: Del papel a la piel” (From Paper to Skin), a short experimental documentary which portrays the life of a visual artist in the state of Yucatán.
He has collaborated as producer, asistant director, sound engineer and editor on a number of short films, music videos of local bands and publicity projects, and has participated in the national promotion of documentaries as producer and independent director.
He has conducted workshops on the making of short films with home digital resources based on the technological and narrative basics of cinematography at Centro Cultural Sur in Mérida, Yucatán.
Born in Mérida, Yucatán, he moved to Mexico City to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. He graduated from Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, UNAM, where he specialized in screenwriting and directing. He has since been active as a developer of digital content for networks in Mexico, the United States and Europe, creating stories and moving from fiction to documentary and from documentary to advertisement, without losing his personal directorial style.
Some of his most distinguished professional work includes “Los Maya Internacional” as director, producer and screenwriter; “Pic-Nic” as co-directing company; “El Sueño del Coyote” (The Coyote’s Dream) as screenwriter and director (Muestra Fílmica CUEC UNAM 2009, official selection Festival Expresión en Corto, official selection Encuentro Iberoamericano de Escuelas de Cine Sao Pablo Brasil 2009, official selection Festival de Cine y Frontera 2009); the documentary “Sencillamente Guty” as director and screenwriter (CUEC / UNA, Nominated for the ARIEL in the best short documentary category); and Nicotina Exxpress” as screenwriter, director and editor.
In addition, he has created content for television such as the documentary “Autopsia Social”, “M68 Las Crónicas”, “Se Busca Comediante”, “Abandonados”, “Hacia la Ruta del Dragón”, “Peking Express” and “Gregoria la Cucaracha”.
And in the advertising field: “El Día que la Tierra se Movió” for Discovery Channel; “Detrás del Telón Corona Capital 2016” for Banamex /Ocesa; “Llévame a Corteo” for Audi / Ocesa; “Perrier Le Weekend” for Nestlé Company; “Celebrando México/ Tequila Don Julio” for Discovery Channel; “La Otra Copa” for Coca Cola Company / Televisa; “Pro-Igualdad” for Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres, among others.
Studied artistic photography at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) Yucatán, where he explored his passion for the understanding of light, developing, the history of art and analog photography.
Upon graduating in 2007 from the Universidad Mesoamericana de San Agustín in Mérida, Yucatán, Miguel Ventura created Aventura Producciones production company, where he directs and produces audiovisuals for publicity, commercials, short films, feature films, spots and documentaries.
In 2009 he participated in the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with his first work, the short film “El Venado y la Niebla” (The Deer and the Fog), which won him the Studio 5 de Mayo Special Award.
He is the creator of Cine Janal, a film project which documents traditional regional cuisine as an element of identity of Yucatán’s culture, relating the lives, struggles and dreams of families immersed in stories, and presenting with pride the food , the ancestral traditions, and, above all, the human side of the towns of Yucatán.
Currently, Miguel Ventura continues to work on documentaries dedicated to Yucatecan cuisine, in which he blends food and traditions with moving life stories, such as “Relleno Negro”, “Huevito con Chaya”, “El Pib” and “Tikin Xic”.
Product Designer, studied at Centro de Investigaciones de Diseño Industrial, UNAM, Mexico. His objects have been sold in the Design Store of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Tokyo.
Two of his designs, “Fidencio” chair and “Jarrito”, are part of the World Wide Things Collection, a permanent collection of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. His designs have been exhibited in Mexico, Austria, France, China and the United States.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors:
Most Popular Trend Award, Suzhou Design Week China, as a member of Mexico Capital Design, 2019.
Best Design, Dutch Design Competition, 2014. Tulip silverware set.
First Place, Alessi in Love, 2014. “Mother Kangaroo”.
Second Place, National Prize for Stainless Steel Design, 2011. Woodpecker
First Place, Kikkerland Design Challenge, Mexico, 2011. Wrestler bottle opener.
First Place, UNAM Outdoor Drinking Fountain, 2011. “Penca” drinking fountain.
Architectural thinking for understanding life and creating the future.
LAAR is a young Mexican architecture and design firm founded in 2015 and headed by Cecilia Alcocer and Diego Lizama, both graduates of Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.
They have vast professional experience in design, development and construction of architectural projects, interior design and furnishing. By means of architectural thinking and a prospective view of the future, they create conceptual approches based on the understanding of design as an opportunity to transform and contribute to the evolution of living space, reformulating current trends to find alternatives to them.
They describe their work as a living space open to posibilities, in which the vital element is the stamp of life itself.
Their passion for design and architecture has led them to develop works of conceptual and socially-oriented experimentation.
Their work has received numerous awards and honors, both national and international, and has been exhibited in Mexico, Italy, China and Hungary:
2016 First Place Concurso Nacional de Diseño de Muebles DIMUEBLE.
2017 Finalists Premio Revista a! Diseño.
2017 Golden A Design Award.
2017 Frist Prize 33rd Alberto J. Pani Award for Architectural Composition.
2019 First Place, Best First Work, Firenze Entremuros Award organized by Grupo Reforma.
2019 Finalists Best Single-family Residence, Firenze Entremuros Award.http://www.laar.mx
A transdisciplinary artist trained in ballet, architecture and performance art, he is the co-founder of MERMA publishing company and of the Design Center of the former Instituto de la Artesanía Jalisciense.
In Mexico he has been a professor of architecture at ITESO, of design at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and, simultaneously, of curating and critical museology at Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes. He has been a guest professor at Universidad Central del Ecuador, Instituto Metropolitano de Diseño and Facultad de Artes Visuales de la Universidad Nacional de Brasilia.
He has been the director of NEOCRXFT since 2012. As a creative artist he has exhibited and been artist-in-residence in China, Guatemala, Ecuador and Brazil, and in 2018 was the recipient of the International Communication and Contribution Award for
“No Design/Design” (有无设计), at the Week of Design in Beijing. In 2019 he obtained the Most Popular Trend Award as a member of México Capital Design at the Week of Design in Suzhou.
ENHEID is an innovative studio located in Mérida, Yucatán, which challenges personal beliefs and traditional design. Focused on generating new concepts, its artists create, produce objects and transform spaces, under the banner of connecting sensations, emotions and experiences that empathize with people and connect with the world.
They are constantly creating innovative solutions for a changing society that is searching for new ways of life.
ARNALDO SIERRA has a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design from Universidad Modelo’s School of Design in Mérida, Yucatán. A singer-songwriter, professor and specialist in developing strategies and processes for the creation of innovative products, he is co-founder and creative director of ENHEID.
GABRIEL CANDILA holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design, School of Design, Universidad Modelo, Mérida, Yucatán. A specialist in analysis and designing of physical solutions, behavior of materials and production processes. Co-founder and production director of ENHEID.
Katrin Schikora, originally from Germany, is, with George Samuelson, the co-founder of TAKTO. She first visited Mexico in 1990, and fell in love with the country and its people. After concluding studies in ceramics, photography and art therapy in London, England, Katrin decided in 1992 to begin a new life as a visual artist and ceramic designer in Mexico, training local people to become part of her work team.
Katrin has exhibited her work extensively, nationally as well as internationally, and has received numerous awards and honors. She has produced a great deal of work for private as well as commercial and public spaces.
In her eagerness to grow and obtain a deeper understanding of human nature, Katrin has spent the last few years studying semiotics, Lacanian psychoanalysis and the teachings of Bön Buddhism. Currently, she is in the process of developing a new ceramic product for reprogramming and revitalizing water called aquapeanut®, produced with EM technology (based on the investigations of Dr. Higa). Katrin is co-founder of edúcaTE Yucatán, A.C., a non-profit organization which assists the children of Cholul in achieving their potential by supporting their education. (www.educateyucatan.org)
Supporting local culture: All of TAKTO’s designs are produced by trained artisans who work directly in the workshop or at their homes and local communities in order to enjoy stable work conditions and keep their families intact.
Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design, School of Design, Universidad Modelo.
He is highly regarded for his creation of concepts and is managing director of Humus Ludens + Lab, which designs and develops contemporary products by means of artisan processes.
His work was featured in the article “Saber hacer/hacer saber”, an extensive investigation of design and craft in Latin America by architect Ismael Rodríguez, printed in MÉXICO DESIGN magazine.
His solo exhibit “Desarrollando con el Estrés de los Materiales” is a platform which, in its first year, promoted the use of hard and semi-hard fibers, such as bejuco vine, henequén fiber and guano palm, and in its second the use of wood, stone and clay, materials deeply rooted in the culture of the state of Yucatán.
His work has been shown in many other solo and group exhibits, including “The Artisans of Yucatán”, “Yucatán, its People and its Materials” and “Wood, Palm and Silver.”
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Pablo Caracol’s artistic journey began in photography, sculpture and illustration, the latter being his favorite path.
Attracted by the literary power of images and the relationship of these to a possible text, he came to the conclusion that in this relationship all other disciplines merge and coexist.
Currently, Pablo centers his artistic activity around the development of his own projects, since what truly moves him is the drama of stories.
Pablo Caracol is the author of several children’s books (text and illustrations) and his projects also include posters, book covers, and especially illustrations for the press. In this last sector he works assiduously for clients from a number of countries, including the United States, Hong Kong, England, France, Colombia and Mexico.
The drive behind Pablo’s work is his eagerness to decipher the capricious relationships between elements which at first seem unconnected, but which successfully combined result in a new concepts.
His work is represented internationally by Debut Art agency, with headquarters in New York, London and Tokyo.
Yazmín Huerta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Design and Visual Communication from
Facultad de Artes y Diseño (FAD) / UNAM, having specialized in editorial design. She has worked as graphics editor, art director, photographer and illustrator, in both analog and digital media such as Picnic, El Fanzine, Life and Style, S1NGULAR, Dálmata, Periódico Reforma, Tercera vía, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Lotería Nacional para la Asistencia Pública and Canal Once.
Winner of Premio a! and Gold Promax BDA Latin America. Associate professor of editorial design at FAD, professor of typograhy, editorial design and corporate identity at UDL. Art director at Canal Once’s “Central Once la Barra de Jóvenes”.
She is currently director of freelance art for various international projects related to music, art and culture.
A playful artist from Cancún who has exhibited her work in Mexico, Canada, Spain, Cuba, Germany, France, the United States, Belize and Brazil. Born in Veracruz, Marisol recaptures the age-old expressions of happiness and joie de vivre that are an intrinsic part of Totonaca culture and the nature of the Veracruzano.
She studied graphic design in Monterrey and developed a personal pictorial style by creating a language of magical people, who transform, disguise themselves and merge, telling us of a world where social life undergoes constant change, evolves and involves, grows and ungrows. As the artist herself would say: “Ultimately, we all disguise ourselves”.
Mermaids and animals are recurring motifs in her work, located in a borderless space, endowed with values and vital concepts such as duality, equilibrium, pure fantasy and imagination.
The multitude of elements of her imagery, full of symbols that emerge at the threshold of dreamlands, explain her vision of the world.
For Marisol, the movement of life manifests itself in our thoughts and dreams, obeys the immediate action of being, is the essence by which life and ephemeral reality exist, and by its effect prompts in us change, personal improvement and harmony.
Hers is an intense internal dialogue which fills her canvases with iconographic contents and well-defined fields of color. She displays a great passion for line, undulating rather than straight.
Marisol’s figures, though they cause wonder by their bizarre forms, are nevertheless of such exorbitance as to cause an optimistic feeling in the beholder, since this exorbitance stems from her peculiar feminine sense of the profusion of forms.
Her technique seeks to restore attention to the secret sense of the image; anecdotes seem to crystalize in a time without duration that comes between the work and the spectator, forcing him to consider the canvases through the veil of memory.
As a curious little girl, she spent time disassembling human models. She viewed insects in a microscope, saw internal organs in videos, photographs and the anecdotes of her father and she was moved to search for the truth in herself. What are we made of?
Design and managing of visual arts and urban projects.
An artist and muralist who specializes in visual and urban art managing, curating and project design. Co-founder and headmaster of WAD World Art Destinations, an art management agency for urban artists in Mexico. With WAD, she designed and produced festivals of urban art such as Festival Internacional de Arte Público FIAP , Urban Art Fest and Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans. Co-producer and coordinator of Restore Coral Mural Project during 2014 and 2015 and FECUCA Festival de Cultura del Caribe, urban art section 2016.
She was a coordinator of Colectivo Tomate A.C. in the areas of documentation, press, social media and curating. She qualified as art expert with the project Ciudad Mural at Colectivo Tomate in alliance with Comex. She worked in the European firm SELINA as senior art lead, handling the art department’s international curating and logistics.
As an artist she has participated in over 15 mural festivals. Cultura Colectiva names her one of Mexico’s top artists, and Journey 4 Ever includes her among the top 25 contemporary muralists. She has developed murals for companies such as NETFLIX, RIOT GAMES League of Legends, ONU-México, Google, Mini Cooper and Cultura Colectiva.
An artist with boundless imagination, tireless creator of magical worlds, of enormous eyes and cosmic smiles that transport all those who travel in his pictures to a playful world full of happy dreams that come true.
León was born in Mexico City amidst the murals of Carlos Mérida and grew up under the influence of his uncles and teachers Ramón Alva de la Canal, a pioneer of the muralist movement, and Ramón Sánchez, who worked alongside Orozco, Siqueiros and Rivera. Shortly after the earthquake of 1985 destroyed the murals that adorned his childhood, León Alva decided to leave the clty to live by the sea and was to become Cancún’s most prolific painter, with an uninterrupted carreer of more than 30 years.
Alva has participated in over 40 solo and group exhibits in cities such as New York, Miami, Osaka, Geneva, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Havanna, Montreal, Bologna, Paris and Mexico City. His entire body of work has been scrupulously documented.
At present, León’s art gallery is housed in Le Basilic Restaurant, Hotel Fiesta Americana Grand.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, Paula Pé continues to learn daily from colleagues and the projects she participates in.
Since 2007 she has worked in illustration in the areas of poster, children’s and youth literature and the press, as well as desktop publishing and exhibition projects. Some of her clients include Revista Retina (El País), Santillana Educación, Editorial Bromera, Tàndem edicions, la Generalitat Valenciana and Ayuntamiento de València.
Her style is synthetic and coloristic and lends itself to multiple themes, always with a gender political and anti-racist component. Her use of limited palettes (taken from silk-screen printing), her textures and detailed prints allow her to tell little stories with her illustrations.
She is co-manager of BABA KAMO – Festival i fira de llibre il·lustrat y la Associació de Professionals de la Il·lustració Valenciana. She also teaches copyright law at Màster d’Il·lustració Professional de Barreira Arte
With a Bachelor’s in Communication Science obtained in 2006 from Universidad la Salle Cancún and a graduate degree in college level teaching from Universidad La Salle Pachuca, André Blanc is a freelance illustrator with more than 12 years’ experience teaching in the field of graphic arts (2D animation, 3D modelling, digital illustration, digital composition and website design, among others).
As a teacher he has been a faculty member of universities such as La Salle Campus Cancún and Centro de Estudios Gestalt, where he has taught subjects related to composition, design and digital illustration.
André Blanc is a professional with a fervent passion for creative challenges and the designing of games.
Erick Sommet is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Bordeaux, France. Although he was always attracted to art, family tradition obliged him to pursue a degree in biochemistry, which once obtained, gave him the freedom to pursue opportunities in the art world with a safety net in his pocket.
His constant curiosity led him to professional jobs in haute couture, costume and set design, cinematography, interior design and furniture design. All the while he continued to develop his own art, which has been exhibited in the many cities he has lived in, including Paris, London, Los Angeles and New York.
He was also invited by the selection committee of the Florence Biennial to exhibit his work in 2007.
One of his main influences stems from a stay of two weeks at the Abbey of Fontevrault, where, at the age of 15, he attended classes in medieval art and handcrafts. This experience left a profound mark on his art which makes strong use of symbols and a saturated palette reminiscent of stained glass.
His art contains many layers of interpretation and hidden messages for the viewer to discover.
Some of the recurring figures in his work are superhuman forms whose bodies, free of all distinctive features, become containers for interpreting the different aspects of his own psyche. Starting as a reflection of his inner agitation, Erick Sommet’s art has become over the years a social tool for questioning his surroundings and for causing the public to see and reflect their experiences through his eyes.
Erick Sommet is also a trained musician (piano and viola da gamba) and singer.