Dina Atencio was born in Maracaibo (Venezuela) in August 1981.
She began her art studies between 2000 and 2001, attending the Drawing and Painting Course at the Culture Centre in La Concepción, Venezuela
The following four years (2002 – 2006) she studied at the Julio Arraga National School of Plastic Art and specialized in classical art.
Her first exhibition as a single artist, ‘Labyrinths of Solitude’ (Laberintos de la Soledad), took place in the Julio Arraga Gallery in 2006. After a couple of more exhibitions, her painting collection ‘Path to Holiness’ (Camino a la Santidad) was displayed in the Aula Magna of the Maracaibo University in 2009.
Dina Atencio also collaborates with many artists and her work is represented in many national and international art fairs, galleries and art centers.
Dina Atencio has been granted the First Award at the ‘Salón Intercambio’ in Maracaibo in March 2006 as well as with the Honorable Recognition at the 8th Biennale of San José de La Matilla at the Culture Centre in La Concepción in Zulia in November 2007.
Using quick brushstrokes and stains, Dina Atencio develops a very feminine figurative painting style, with elongated bodies full of sensuality and surrounded by an aura of tranquility, uncertainty and waiting, taking the spectator beyond the nudity itself.