Francisco Cuéllar

Audiovisual creation and video art applied to media literacy

Francisco Cuéllar

Audiovisual creation and video art applied to media literacy

Francisco Cuéllar Santiago is a researcher and professor in the area of Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts at the Department of Art at Miguel Hernández University. He is also a project coordinator and graphic designer at Puntodepapel publishing house (www.puntodepapel.es), as well as director and editor at the audiovisual production company Pulsarec (www.pulsarec.es). Doctor in Fine Arts from the University of Granada in 2019, with the thesis The audiovisual education. An investigation of interdisciplinary interaction in the audiovisual arts and their relationship with the educational environment. He gives audiovisual teaching in different educational levels, in the Secondary stage through the extracurricular enrichment workshops for high capacity students in the region of Murcia (Department of Education), as well as to Elementary and Secondary teachers through the Teacher´s Centre of the regions of Madrid and Murcia. It also provides audiovisual teaching in the Madrid City Council through the general direction of organization, legal system and training in the Training School of the Madrid City Council. Every year, he gives audiovisual courses for students at the School of Education of the University of Murcia. In addition, he has taught audiovisual courses at the Mathematics Research Center (Mexico), which belongs to the National Council for Science and Technology. During the period from 2009 to 2019, he taught audio-visual at the high school San Isidro in Madrid as part of the center’s extracurricular activities.

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He has published scientific articles in indexed journals such as Revista Comunicación of the Technological Institute of Costa Rica, Revista ASRI (Art and Society) of the King Juan Carlos University, Revista VIVAT assigned to the Alcalá de Henares University and later to the cultural associations History of Information Systems and International Forum of Communication and Public Relations (Forum XXI). He has been awarded artistic grants for the development of projects in institutions such as the Antonio Gala Foundation of Cordoba for young creators, the Uncastillo Foundation of Zaragoza, the grants for artistic creation 2010 of the Junta de Extremadura, the grant for the realization of a photographic project managed by the Yox collective in Arteleku (San Sebastian), the OFF Valladolid grant organized by the University of Valladolid and the International Film Festival SEMINCI Valladolid, or the Blanca artistic grant organized by the espacioav of Murcia. He was also awarded a grant to participate in the artistic project Artifariti 2012 (Western Sahara) in a humanitarian project. In the same place, he made in 2015 the documentary Mines Hurt, made together with the artist, curator and teacher Isidro López-Aparicio, the documentary has been exhibited in prestigious museums such as the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid or the MUSAC Museum in León. He has held individual and group art exhibitions at institutions such as CentroHuarte (Navarra), the project CáceresAbierto 2017 organised by the Junta de Extremadura and curated by Jorge Díez, the Marcos Valcárcel Cultural Center in Ourense, Photoespaña, also at La Industrial Art in collaboration with Espacio Islandia, or the Lemonycoco space in Cáceres. Recently, he has collaborated in the International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies (Elche).

Francisco Cuéllar Santiago is a researcher and professor in the area of Aesthetics and Theory of the Arts at the Department of Art at Miguel Hernández University. He is also a project coordinator and graphic designer at Puntodepapel publishing house (www.puntodepapel.es), as well as director and editor at the audiovisual production company Pulsarec (www.pulsarec.es). Doctor in Fine Arts from the University of Granada in 2019, with the thesis The audiovisual education. An investigation of interdisciplinary interaction in the audiovisual arts and their relationship with the educational environment. He gives audiovisual teaching in different educational levels, in the Secondary stage through the extracurricular enrichment workshops for high capacity students in the region of Murcia (Department of Education), as well as to Elementary and Secondary teachers through the Teacher´s Centre of the regions of Madrid and Murcia. It also provides audiovisual teaching in the Madrid City Council through the general direction of organization, legal system and training in the Training School of the Madrid City Council. Every year, he gives audiovisual courses for students at the School of Education of the University of Murcia. In addition, he has taught audiovisual courses at the Mathematics Research Center (Mexico), which belongs to the National Council for Science and Technology. During the period from 2009 to 2019, he taught audio-visual at the high school San Isidro in Madrid as part of the center’s extracurricular activities.

He has published scientific articles in indexed journals such as Revista Comunicación of the Technological Institute of Costa Rica, Revista ASRI (Art and Society) of the King Juan Carlos University, Revista VIVAT assigned to the Alcalá de Henares University and later to the cultural associations History of Information Systems and International Forum of Communication and Public Relations (Forum XXI). He has been awarded artistic grants for the development of projects in institutions such as the Antonio Gala Foundation of Cordoba for young creators, the Uncastillo Foundation of Zaragoza, the grants for artistic creation 2010 of the Junta de Extremadura, the grant for the realization of a photographic project managed by the Yox collective in Arteleku (San Sebastian), the OFF Valladolid grant organized by the University of Valladolid and the International Film Festival SEMINCI Valladolid, or the Blanca artistic grant organized by the espacioav of Murcia. He was also awarded a grant to participate in the artistic project Artifariti 2012 (Western Sahara) in a humanitarian project. In the same place, he made in 2015 the documentary Mines Hurt, made together with the artist, curator and teacher Isidro López-Aparicio, the documentary has been exhibited in prestigious museums such as the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid or the MUSAC Museum in León. He has held individual and group art exhibitions at institutions such as CentroHuarte (Navarra), the project CáceresAbierto 2017 organised by the Junta de Extremadura and curated by Jorge Díez, the Marcos Valcárcel Cultural Center in Ourense, Photoespaña, also at La Industrial Art in collaboration with Espacio Islandia, or the Lemonycoco space in Cáceres. Recently, he has collaborated in the International Congress of Fantastic Genre, Audiovisuals and New Technologies (Elche).

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