Talking with Rafa Montero, cinema director,  during the filming of his feature Rumbos Paralelos, México 2014

She was born in 1981, in Reus, Spain. Bachelor in Fine Arts from Unibersitat de Barcelona - Facultat de Belles Arts (University of Barcelona, Faculty of Fine Arts), specialized in drawing and painting.

In 2003 went for a students exchange program at Leeds Metropolitan University, England, where she attended the Faculty of Arts and a masters in Art Direction at the School of Film, where she attended as unregistred student and participated in the development of five thesis in the Production Design Masters Program.

In 2004 studies a Postgraduate program in Exhibiting Projects Direction in the Design and Arts department of Unibersitat Elisava (Elisava University) and the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Spain. There she expands her knowledge as Art Director in exhibition projects for museums and ephemeral architectures for events and showrooms.

From 2005 to 2015 she lived in Mexico City, where she worked as Art Director and Production Design in films and comercials. Due to her knowledge of ilustration and painting she also worked as designer in developing art projects and stage design in films, advertisments and graphic design.
She have been working as a consultant professor in the Master Programe for Development of Feature Films, at CCC (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica) in Mexico City.

Currently lives between Barcelona and Mexico City, where she works as Art Director in films and Advertising.

Web page of Xènia’s illustrations