After graduating as a Bachelor from the School of the Faculty of Education Sciences of the National University of Bogotá (1967), and studying some engineering semesters (University of America, Bogotá (1968-69), he graduated in Architecture and Urbanism ( National University of Colombia, 1969-1976), where he also studied engraving and painting techniques Between 1985 and 86 he completed an Architecture internship at the Technological Institute of Seoul (South Korea) After practicing this profession until the late eighties, he dedicated himself to literature and art, having written the books Days that were also life, Under the shadow of the Jackal, and the unknown Einstein. He is currently working on his poetry book Day Dreams. He has also written articles for newspapers and magazines on culture, art and science, and about the work of Colombian plastic artists.
CAs a painter he has participated in more than 50 collective and individual art exhibitions in his country and abroad. Among his international art participations are those of Art London (London, 1989) —; Florida Museum (Miami, Florida, 1997) —; Latin American Collective “2000 Artspace”, Virginia Miller Gallery, (Coral Gable, Florida, 2000) — Colombia-Peru Binational Exhibition, Consulate of Colombia (Miami, Florida, 2002) —; Collective Gallery Forum (Marbella, Spain, 2002) —; “Puppet Ritual”, Customs Gallery, Barranquilla, Colombia, 2013 —; “Catharsis de la Violence”, engravings, Blanche Bleu Gallery (Paris, France, 2013); “Catharsis of violence” (Consulate General of Colombia in Paris, France, 2013); “Colombia, beautiful inside and out” (Consulate General of Colombia in Chicago, United States, 2017); Memories of Colombia ”(Consulate of Colombia in Atlanta, United States, 2018), and” Memories of Colombia ”(Consulate General of Colombia in Houston, Texas, United States, 2018).
Currently Octavio Mendoza de is dedicated to art and literature.