Raquel Salvatella De Prada

Office Hours: 

Friday: 11:00-1:30pm

Raquel Salvatella De Prada

Associate Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History and Visual Studies

External Address: 
114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Smith Warehouse [Bay12, Room 218], Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-2224

Raquel’s areas of interest include commercial and video art, kinetic typography, graphic design, video integration in performance, motion graphics and instructional multimedia development. Her work often focuses on integrating computer animation and motion design with different traditional art forms by collaborating with artists of diverse backgrounds such as printmaking, painting, installation art, poetry, puppetry, theater, and musical performance. She finds that the combination of her digital medium with physical visual media can be a powerful way to communicate social issues. Her experimental animation work and her collaborative performance pieces have been featured at festivals and on stages across the country. Prior to joining Duke, Salvatella de Prada was Creative Director at HG Media, a multimedia design company in Princeton, NJ, and also worked in Madrid and London. She studied Music Education at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Computer Arts at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid and the School of Visual Arts in New York, and Computer Arts & New Media at Academy of Arts University located in San Francisco. 


  • M.F.A., Academy of Art University 2015
  • B.F.A., Istituto Europeo de Design (Italy) 2004
  • A.B., Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) 1999

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

inTransit awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (2018)

Cornered awarded by Collaboration Development Grant, Council of the Arts (2017 to 2018)

Cornered awarded by Collaboration Development Grant, Council of the Arts, (2017)

Cornered awarded by Puffin Foundation (2017)

Cornered awarded by Duke Africa Initiative Grant (2016 to 2018)

veoveo, traditional games awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund (2014)

veoveo, traditional games awarded by Duke University Arts & Sciences Travel Grant (2013)