LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Monica Heredero was born in Barcelona in 1985.
She studied at the Collserola Foundation College where she also studied Artistic A Level. Through the guidance of her teachers Xavier and Octavi Abellí she got to know the possibilities that contemporary art offered and woke up in her the interest and desire surrounding concep- tual aesthetics. During these years she discovered the work of Samuel Beckett that would fascinate her in a forceful way. The Beckett aesthetic would be capital in the direction of the personal training of the artist. In 2002 she began her university studies and in 2008 she got a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona having been trained in the areas of drawing and sculpture.
In 2004 she travelled to Florence for four months to study more specific courses regarding
the technics of oil painting and bust sculpture.
In 2006 she began to study Drama and Interpretation at the Eòlia School where she studied the first two years.
During her university studies her work was focused around themes such as the passing of time, the ephemeral, and decadence. Also, she demonstrated her interest in the art inside art making objectual pieces but with a definite theoretical reference: Dialogs and Instructions to create a Work of Art, a reflexion concerning the duties of art.
In 2009, after obtaining the degree, she studied a Postgraduate and a Master in Direction of Cinema Photographie at the ESCAC University. She graduated with honours and was selected to carry out her first practical experience in the film Alpha.
She trained as a professional in the sector of film camera assistant. She wrote a short film influenced by the style of Beckett, titled The furrowed brow and a film The delights of the garden, where she reflected on the concepts such as beauty in art and in love, the theories, “somatotipes”, self-esteem and sexual relations.
In 2013 she travelled to Iceland to film Terrestial, an experimental documentary that explored
the narrative the landscape and the relation between image and sound.
On her return she started working as a producer for advertisements and music videos for different film production companies in Barcelona.
In 2016, an opportunity appeared to start up a design brand called Mamut. She was responsible as much for the strategy plan and the finances as well as the creative management. This has allowed her to obtain certain economic stability and at the same time enjoy time to develop her personal projects, such as this.
WHO I AM
Artistic Photographer based in Barcelona.
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