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Harold Mendez
updated: 11/20/2012
website: cargocollective.com/haroldmendez, www.harold-mendez.com.
 
   
 
 
     
 
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To leave, to escape, is to trace a line
Things . . . that cannot be buried . . . or forgotten . . . or walked away from . . .,
Several Silences
Nothing prevents Anything
Nothing prevents Anything - Detail
Better off then than when life was babble?
Better off then than when life was babble? - Detail
September 11, MoMA PS1 - Installation view
A blurred and generalized projection of you and me. (From Texts for Nothing publication.)
Burial Party
Panic dwindled into jitters into detached fascination...
Recollections of the Wraith
These deeds must not be thought after these ways; so, it will make us mad.
Let the shadows in to play their part
Let the shadows in to play their part
 
Portfolio Keywords:  memory, narrative, site-specific, social criticism, psychological, landscape, historical, political, process, conceptual
 
 
To leave, to escape, is to trace a line  by Harold Mendez
To leave, to escape, is to trace a line
Mixed-media installation, acrylic paint, spray enamel, black silicon carbide, biaxially oriented insulation tape, strapping tape.
2008
15'" x  30'" 
Things . . . that cannot be buried . . . or forgotten . . . or walked away from . . .,  by Harold Mendez
Things . . . that cannot be buried . . . or forgotten . . . or walked away from . . .,
Mixed-media installation, non-woven media/interlinings, transparent enamel, biaxially oriented insulation tape, strapping tape, four-channel sound
2008
114 " x  1008 " 
Several Silences by Harold Mendez
Several Silences
Mixed-media, acrylic paint, staples, paper, graphite.
2009
49.5”" x  49.5"  x 3" 
Nothing prevents Anything by Harold Mendez
Nothing prevents Anything
Mixed-media, acrylic paint, staples, tape, paper, graphite
2007
49.5" x  49.5"  x 3" 
Nothing prevents Anything - Detail by Harold Mendez
Nothing prevents Anything - Detail
Mixed-media, acrylic paint, staples, tape, paper, graphite
2007
49.5" x  49.5"  x 3" 
Better off then than when life was babble? by Harold Mendez
Better off then than when life was babble?
Mixed-media, acrylic paint, staples, tape, paper, graphite, transparent enamel, black silicon carbide
2007-2009
49.5" x  49.5"  x 3" 
Better off then than when life was babble? - Detail by Harold Mendez
Better off then than when life was babble? - Detail
Mixed-media, acrylic paint, staples, tape, paper, graphite, transparent enamel, black silicon carbide
2007-2009
49.5" x  49.5"  x 3" 
September 11, MoMA PS1 - Installation view by Harold Mendez
September 11, MoMA PS1 - Installation view
Nothing prevents Anything. Better off then than when life was babble? Both works in rear. September 11, MoMA PS1, curated by Peter Eleey.
2011
49.5” " x  0"  x 49.5” " 
A blurred and generalized projection of you and me. (From Texts for Nothing publication.) by Harold Mendez
A blurred and generalized projection of you and me. (From Texts for Nothing publication.)
Mixed-media, performance
2011-2012
Dimensions variable
Burial Party by Harold Mendez
Burial Party
Mixed-media, found objects, children's mattress, foam, hand printed Ghanaian funeral cloth, marking chalk, popcorn.
2010
Dimensions variable
Panic dwindled into jitters into detached fascination...  by Harold Mendez
Panic dwindled into jitters into detached fascination...
Mixed-media on canvas, black silicon carbide, industrial ink, gel medium, neutral pH adhesive, natural dyes, variant mordents, marking beads
2007
96" x  120" 
Recollections of the Wraith by Harold Mendez
Recollections of the Wraith
Mixed-media
2012
21 " x  16 "  x 2 " 
These deeds must not be thought after these ways; so, it will make us mad. by Harold Mendez
These deeds must not be thought after these ways; so, it will make us mad.
Mixed-media installation
2012
144" x  180"  x 6" 
Let the shadows in to play their part by Harold Mendez
Let the shadows in to play their part
Mixed-media
2012
53" x  45" 
Let the shadows in to play their part by Harold Mendez
Let the shadows in to play their part
Mixed-media installation
2012
144" x  240"  x 6" 

Artist Statement
I use a multidisciplinary approach to illustrate the relationships between landscape, visibility, politics, and memory by employing stark, composed narratives. I map the liminal spaces of borders, charged sites with histories that address the political conventions of place, sites where something significant and hidden has seemed to occur.


 
 

Artist Bio / CV
 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008                       

UBS 12 X 12: NEW ARTISTS / NEW WORK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Advertisements for Myself, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

2007                       

No better, no worse, no change, Polvo, Chicago, IL

2005                       

The Geography of War, Polvo, Chicago, IL

The Geography of War, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012                       

Fore, Curated by Lauren Haynes, Studio Museum, Harlem, NY

Home: Public or Private, 6018 North, Chicago, IL

Chicago + Detroit, Künstlerhaus Speckstrasse, Amerikazentrum, Hamburg, Germany

Artadia Awards Finalists, EXPO CHICAGO

Several Silences, Curated by Hamza Walker, Knoxville Museum of Art / Renaissance Society, Knoxville, TN

2011                       

September 11, Museum of Modern Art / PS1, Curated by Peter Eleey, New York, NY

Mutualisms, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2010                       

IAAFBJHMJNMOMRSATSW, Fountain Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2009                       

Hide and Seek, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Fast Forward, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Several Silences, Renaissance Society, Curated by Hamza Walker, Chicago, IL

2008                       

Eros, c'est la vie, London Biennale, UK

Latino Nation, USA, University Museum, Carbondale, IL           

2007           

Consuming War, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Affair, Jupiter Hotel, Western Exhibitions, Portland, OR

Harold Mendez, Yevgeniya Baras, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Open & Closed, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL           

2006                       

Road Trip, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

The Bungalows Project, San Antonio, TX

Lo Romantico: Chicago’s Latino/a Art, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL

Six Flags: Polvo Est. 1996, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, TX

2005                        

Lies that Bill Gates told me: Exploring the Digital Divide, vuspace, Australia

Version 05: Invincible Desire, Zhou B. Center, Chicago, IL

City Selections: Art from the Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2004         

Intercambio, functionvariable, Barcelona, Spain Art: Terrorism, Polvo, Chicago, IL

Tart, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL