Join us for an online conversation between artist Harold Mendez and curator Jamillah James around his latest exhibition Let us gather in a flourishing way. This exhibition marks the first West Coast museum presentation for Mendez featuring works made by the artist in the last decade.
About Harold Mendez
Harold Mendez (b. 1977, Chicago) has taken part in numerous exhibitions such as Being: New Photography (2018) at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Whitney Biennial (2017), New York. Mendez was recently the subject of a solo presentation, The years now at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. In addition, his work has been shown at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Bass Museum, Miami; LAXART, Los Angeles; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; MoMA PS1, New York; Renaissance Society, Chicago; Project Row Houses, Houston; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among others. Mendez has been awarded residencies at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; Light Work, Syracuse; the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; the Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; and the Headlands Center for the Arts. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Minneapolis Institute of Art; the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; and the Colección Diéresis, Guadalajara, Mexico. Mendez studied at Columbia College Chicago; the University of Science and Technology, School of Art, Ghana, West Africa; and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently based in Los Angeles.