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Marta Madrid-Manrique

Lecturer, Animation

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Marta Madrid-Manrique

Room: Room 30, Regent Street


+44 (0) 1978 293523


I was born in Southern Spain, Granada. I had the opportunity to study Fine Arts in the University of Barcelona. After my degree, I became interested in visual narratives (comic, illustration and animation) and started working in an association teaching animation to children and young people with learning differences.

Thanks to a Governmental scholarship, I could complete a Masters followed by a PhD in Visual Arts and Education in the University of Granada (2009-2014). I studied Animation in a small studio in Granada and worked in a 2D traditional short animated film. In 2012, I enjoyed a research stay in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada).

I am a vocational a/r/tographer (artist/ researcher/ teacher), which is a lot of hard work. When I need to take a break, I enjoy walking in nature, listening to a river, dancing, and practicing Tibetan Buddhist meditation. I cannot get bored!

PhD in Visual Arts and Education

Masters in Visual Arts and Education

BA in Fine Arts

BA (Hons) Animation BA (Hons) Visual Effects and BA (Hons) Game Art

L4: Introductory Subject Studies, Ideas and Concepts, Principles and Processes, Media and Techniques, Contextual Studies 1

L5: Practice in Context, Contextual Studies 2, Specialist study

L6: Negotiated Study 1, Negotiated Study 2, Contextual Studies 3.

Madrid-Manrique, M. (2014). Inclusivity and Aesth/ethics in Third Participatory A/r/tographic Spaces, Visual inquiry 3 (2), 149-166.

Madrid, M. (2012). Paradox in A/r/tography: Collective Short Animated Film-Making for Social Inclusion. Visual Arts Research 38(2), 58-68. University of Illinois Press.

Madrid, M. (2012). Sharing our life experiences through autobiographical graphic novels. Visual Arts Research 38(1), 99-107.

Qualitative inquiry on subjectivity

Arts-based research methodologies,

Relationality, decolonial post-feminists paradigms

Animation and inclusivity

Collaborative and participatory practices