Emmanuel is a visual artist and researcher. Born in Costa Rica in 1986. Studied Fine Arts at the University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica from 2005-2012, and at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee, Berlin KhB, under the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from 2013-2015. He recently completed a PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, under the supervision of Sanja Pahoki. Where he was a recipient of a prestigious Melbourne Research Scholarship. His research examines the role that memory and narrative play within discourses of conflict and the construction of histories. Specifically, how contemporary art establishes and negotiates relationships between philosophical aspects around the manipulation of images and socio-political imaginaries (the values, systems and symbols common to a particular social group) to construct new narratives.