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Academic studies

2008-present
He is PhD candidate in the Art and Media Culture program at the Universitat de Barcelona, Faculty of Fine Arts.

1999-2001
Specialisation in NewMedia Art at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Germany.

1991-1995
Graduate in Graphic Communication Design at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City.


Professional experience

2008-present
His work is focused exclussively on cultural and artistic projects as well as on the experimentation with digital media (streaming, open networks, geolocalization, data visualization, etc.)

2007
He worked independently for different companies located in Barcelona, Madrid and Mexico City.

2005
He collaborated with Ubisoft Studios Barcelona in creating the graphic image and foregrounds design for videogames.

2001
Collaborated with the German agency Scholz and Friends Berlin on different advertising campaigns.

1996-1999
Coordinated the area of digital image at the Reforma newspaper, Mexico City.

1993-1996
He worked designing for institutions such as La Casa de la Primera Imprenta de America, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and different publishing houses in Mexico City.


Teaching Experience

2004-present
Associate professor at the Digital Communication Department, Universitat de Vic, where he teaches the course Art and New Media and Infography,
he is also part of the teaching staff of the Master's Degree in Interactive Digital Communication, UVic.

2007
Consulting professor of the Master on Digital Edition at the Universitat Oberta in Catalonia, where he teaches the unit DataVisualization.

2007
“Between design and corporations, the impossible negotiations” course, Master on enterprise-management and communication-strategies at the Universitat de Vic.

2005
“Design of interactive interface for the web” workshop at the NHTV Media and Entertainment Management, Breda University, Netherlands.

1999
Course on digital image for the photography agency Cuarto Obscuro, Mexico City.

1998
Course on digital photographic illustration for Reforma-Estado de México newspaper.


Presentations and Round Tables

2007
International Congress em Arte e Novas Tecnologias
Caminhos da Arte para o Século XXI, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Presentation: The global societies as networks of thought and creation.

2007
FIRST MEETING INCLUSIVA-NET.ORG
New artistic dynamics in web 2
Medialab Madrid
Presentation: Emerging scenarios in art.

2007
SYMPOSIUM VISUAL CULTURES / GLOBAL DESIGNS
Centro de Arte Santa Mónica. Barcelona.
Presentation: Global art in hybrid spaces.

2005
Invited jury to the BraunPrize in Frankfurt, Germany.

2005
Organization of the First Day of Journal Design at the Universitat de Vic.

2005
Organization of the round table “VideoJocs: del fer al saber”, E-Week 05.

2005-2007
Organizational committee of Mostra d´arts de la Uvic (Universtat de Vic).

2003
Design of the project Patito TV, experimental space for short films, Madrid, Spain.

1995
Organization of the First Colloquium of Photography, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City.


Awards and mentions

2003
Third place in the Mexican design contest at the Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona.

1998-1999
4 Excellence Awards by the Society for News Design in the categories of frontpage design and photo-illustration.

1998
Mention from the International Biennal of the Poster, Mexico.

1994
Mention from the International Creators Organization, Japan.


Exhibitions

2007
INDEX.
Group exhibition at the Museu de l´Art de la Pell
Organized by Assosiació per les Arts Contemporànies.

2005
1ª Mostra d´Arts Plàstiques I Visuales, Universitat de Vic.

2004
Efraín Foglia, young graphic designers, individual exhibition at the Artis Gallery, Mexico City.

2003
Ábranla que lleva bala, Open Space of the Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona.

2000
Electronic art festival FUSION2000 in Weimar, Germany.

1998
Exhibition in honour to Professor Doctor Félix Beltrán on the occasion of his 35 years of teaching.

1997
No todos los carteles son bonitos, exhibition on the International Day of Graphic Design, Mexico City.


Publication references

“a! Diseño” Magazine, interview Mexicans in the world, n° 74, 2005.

Ábranla que lleva bala catalogue, Mexican Graphic Design, Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona, 2003

SND The Best of Newspaper Design, 20th edition, 2000.

SND The best of Newspaper Design, 19th edition, 1999.

Mexico en el tiempo Magazine, El Cartel en México, nº 32, 1999.

Catalogue of the Fifth International Biennal of the Mexican poster, 1998.

Design Yearbook of the International Creators Organization Japan, 1996.