Harold Mendez (AIR ’12) uses a multidisciplinary approach to illustrate the relationship between landscape, visibility, politics, and memory. Through sculptures and installations that employ stark, composed narratives, Mendez maps the liminal spaces of borders that are charged with histories addressing the political conventions of place. He has exhibited nationally at MoMA PS1, the Renaissance Society, the Knoxville Museum of Art, Project Row Houses, and will be included in the fourth installment of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s “F” series, Fore, which includes Freestyle (2001), Frequency (2005-06) and Flow (2008). Mendez was featured in a 12×12: New Artists/New Work exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his BFA from Columbia College Chicago, and attended the School of Art and Design in Ghana, West Africa. He lives and works in Chicago.