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Harold Mendez Lecture


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623 S. Wabash Ave., ROOM 405

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In this lecture, artist Harold Mendez will discuss his recent work to address the relationships between memory and possibility, considering how history is not only an affirmed past, but a potential future.

Harold Mendez is a first-generation American born to Colombian and Mexican parents currently based in Los Angeles, California. His work has been the subject of exhibitions in numerous institutions, including; Being: New Photography 2018, Museum of Modern Art, New York; the 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York; LA>Black and Blur: Critical Essays, Duke University Press, alongside an essay nobody, everybody, prayer, prepare, repair on Mendez’s work. He has held residencies at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture; Headlands Center for the Arts; and the Tamarind Institute. Harold Mendez is a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant; Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship; Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship; and the 3Arts award. Mendez studied at Columbia College Chicago; University of Science and Technology, School of Art, Ghana, West Africa; and the University of Illinois at Chicago.