Blanca Ahumada Martí » Committee
The International Advisory Committee is a new organism created to ensure the correct dissemination of scientific illustration both for the Award organized by Illustraciencia and for society in general. This Committee is formed by professionals committed to scientific illustration, among which we can find different profiles. From professional scientific illustrators with a long career to outreach technicians who work every day to transmit information with veracity and rigor. Given this diversity, the Committee will be able to work both to evaluate the technical parameters of the scientific illustrations (rigor, technique, composition and style) as well as their communication skills for the general public.
Blanca Ahumada Martí
Art historian by the University of Barcelona (2004), she specializes in scientific and naturalistic illustration and children’s illustration at the Escola de la Dona of the Diputació de Barcelona (2003-06) and in training courses at the University of Valencia and the University of Barcelona. She continues her training in Art with the painter Rosa Vidal Tosas (2017). She works for different national and international publishers, magazines and entities, such as the Jane Goodall Institute, Costa Rica or Brazil, among others. Among her works there are scientific and informative books, posters for natural parks and wildlife parks, pedagogical material for environmental education centers and illustrations in nature magazines.
Currently she is professor of the Master of Primatology at Fundació Mona and the University of Girona (2014-2017), of the Postgraduate Knowledge of the animal world of Animal Latitude and the University of Barcelona (2016-2017). Teacher at drawing courses from the Fundació Mona. She has done drawing courses with various entities in the Wolf Studies and Dissemination Center, the Sea Studies Center of the Barcelona Provincial Council, the Sagrada Familia Environmental Classroom or the Massana School and the Olot Art School, among others. She has taught courses at the Darder Museum in Banyoles (2015). She has also taught courses at the University of Granada for the Darwin Eventur Association, in Córdoba at the Master of Ethology and in the Botanical Garden of Barcelona (2013), among others.