Ramón was born in Venezuela on 1977, currently lives and works in Melbourne- Australia

EDUCATION

March 2014 –  Master by Research in Cultural Community Development
The University of  Melbourne, Australia.

Jul 2009 – Dec 2011. Master of Art in Public Spaces
RMIT. Melbourne, Australia.

Feb 1995 – Dec 2001 Bachelor of Chemical Engineering                                                                    Universidad de los Andes, Mérida Venezuela

 

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

  • Representative of the State of Victoria at the Kultour National Gathering 2013 in Brisbane Festival 2013.
  • Commissioned by Australia’s National Youth Health Foundation. April  2013
  • Commissioned by Frankston City Council  and Frankston Arts Centre.  March 2013
  • Shorlisted Mentor Rudder Program. Artdogger. Melbourne, 2012
  • Winner – Transport Accident Victims Victoria for “Stitches across the land”, 2011
  •  Shortlisted for “Vivid Light”, Sydney, 2011
  •  Shortlisted for “Laneway Commission”, Melbourne, 2010
  •  Novel Published – “Return to the womb”, 2006
  •  Winner – International Design Prize, Venezuela, 2008

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

Tutor in Graduate Diploma of Cultural Community Development The University of Melbourne, June 2014- Present

Locum Lecturer in the Master of International Community Development University of Victoria August 2014- September 2014

Community Development Assistant Brimbank City Council, VISY Cares Youth Hub, May 2014 – present

Community Engagement Coordinator, Australia National Youth Mental Health Foundation, March 2013- June 2013.

Community Engagement Coordinator, Frankston City Council, August 2012- March 2013

 

EXHIBITIONS

Australia

New York

Venezuela

Exhibition of the  UTEROIDE X4Y. http://ramonmartinezmendoza.com/portafolio/uteroide-x4y-womb-oid-x4y/

  • Sept. 05 2008. “Theatre Teresa Carreño”. Caracas -Venezuela
  • June 19 2008. School of Odontoloty of the UCV. Caracas-Venezuela
  • June 14 2008. French Square of Altamira. Caracas-Venezuela
  • June 12 2008. Brion´s square. Caracas-Venezuela
  • Feb. 13 2008. Botanic Garden. UCV. Caracas-Venezuela

Collective Exhibitions

  •  Sept 05-14, 2008. IV world meeting of Corporal Art. Venezuela
  •  Jul. 30, 2008. Installation Class. ULA. Merida – Venezuela
  •  Dec. 05-09, 2007. Extreme Design. International meeting on frontiers of industrial design. “Tulio Febres Cordero Theatre”. Merida-Venezuela
  •  October 2007. Piano-Piano. “Daniel Suarez Gallery”. Caracas-Venezuela
  •  August 2007. Collective Testimony. “Jacobo Borges Museum”. Caracas-Venezuela
  •  May 2007. Maneuvers. “Carlos Cruz Diez Museum of Print and Design. Caracas-Venezuela
  •  November 2006. National Exposition of Art. Industrial Bank Collection. Caracas-Venezuela
  •  June 2006. “Fundacion del Niño” Collective Art. Cumana-Sucre State.

WRITING EXPERIENCE

  •  Wrote and Published a novel “Return to the Womb“ 2006.

Abstract: this novel tries to find new ways to express and explore political and social issues utilising a magic-surreal style laden with metaphor. In addition, the main characters undertake a journey from darkness to light; they find hope in the future despite living through difficult times.

  • Cavando Savia (Not yet translated 2012)

Abstract: It is strongly connected to my own personal experience as a political exile, and inextricably influenced by the Latin American experience, it is also a universal story about countries, societies and the people within them who suffer and are manipulated at the hands of absolute political power.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Oct 2009- present
Position held: Writer
Company: ArtsHub

Responsibilities

  •  Monthly column writer in my own column “Art in exile”. Link: http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/opinions/visual-arts/artist-in-exile-180548
  •  Artshub reviewer. Link: http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/reviews/performing-arts/chucho-valdes-and-the-afro-cuban-messengers-182248?sc=1

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