apexart :: New York City Fellow :: Darwin Molina
Fellowship Program
Name: Darwin Molina
Visiting From: Mérida, Venezuela  
Dates of Fellowship: October 22 - November 21, 2013  
Recommended by: Sergio Alonso
Freelance designer and Professor of Industrial Design at Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela
Darwin José Molina (b. 1983, Mérida) studied Industrial Design at Los Andes University and has a Masters Degree in Product Design, Management, and Development from Universitat Politècnica de València-Spain. In 2006 Molina moved to Caracas working as an industrial designer creating corporate displays and Point of Purchase Materials for different brands such as P&G and Kraft. Shortly after, he founded a design studio named "Iguano" in Mérida where he and his team developed objects that were exhibited in several Venezuelan design events. Molina also worked as a photographer before starting to study pottery in 2010. He currently works as a Professor at Los Andes University, teaching courses in ceramics, composites, and bionic design where his focuses include the research and reassessment of traditional crafts. During the past year, he has explored the processes and techniques of three dimensional expression using glazes and ceramics materials

Special thanks to the Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts for supporting Darwin's international travel.
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FELLOWSHIP TALK: in conversation with apexart Founder and Executive Director Steven Rand
Nov 19, 2013: download audio (30 MB .mp3)