Ana Mendes

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2018 Project Studies for Professional Artists, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, SWE
2010/11 MA in Writing for Performance, Goldsmiths College (Merit award)
1991/6 Degree in Media Studies, University of Beira Interior, POR, grade B (5 years)
2012 Bauhaus University, Fine Arts and Photography, guest student, Weimar, GER
2008 Animation Film, La Poudriere ecole du film d’animation, Valence, FRA (4 months)

Selected Solo Exhibition

2021 The People’s Collection, Arprim, Montreal, CAN (upcoming)
2019 Kinky, Chelsea College Arts, Telephone Box Gallery, London, UK
         Artificial Nature, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, KO
2018 Statements, Platform Arts, Belfast, UK
2017 a tale of Europeans, Natural History Museum, Vienna, AUT
         a tale of Europeans, Universalmuseum Joanneum/Natural History Museum, AUT
         a tale of Europeans, Linden Museum, Stuttgart, GER
         On Drawing, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, GER
         The People’s Collection Akademie Schloss Solitude/Linden Museum Stuttgart, GER
2015 This is My God, The Albany Theatre, London, UK
2013 This is My God, Kana Theatre Gallery, PLN

Selected Group Exhibition

2019 ADAGP MAD Artist Revelation Award, Paris, FRA
         Artificial Nature, Nordic Art Association, Stockholm, SWE
        Collectively, Iaspis, Stockholm, SWE
        Sternbildgrenzen, Steiermärkische Landesbibliothek/Universalmuseum
        Joanneum, Graz, AUT
2018 Lebt, Kunsthalle Zurich, CH
         Project Anywhere, Biennial Conference, Parsons School, NY, USA
         Drawing Forum, Drawing Room, London, UK
         Jerwood Drawing Prize, UK tour, UK (Cat.)
         Drawing, scanning, (body)mapping, Agency Gallery, London, UK
2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, UK (Cat.)
         Iaspis Open Haus, Iaspis, Stockholm, SWE
         Mac International Ulster Bank Prize, The MAC, Belfast, UK
         Festival of the Regions, Eferding, AUT
2016 No Walls, Friday Exit, Vienna, AUT
         Frame It, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, AUT (Cat.)
         L’intru (Invaders), Errant Bodies and Lage Egal, Berlin, GER (Cat.)
         Performing Arts Festival, Berlin, UK
         SommerFest, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE
         Nordkraft 16, juried exhibition, Kunsthal NORD, Aalborg, DKN (Cat.)
         Art and Language Location, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
2015 Heckle, Bosse and Baum Art, London, UK
         L’Intru (Invaders), Friday Exit and nadaLokal, Vienna, AUT
         From East to the Barbican, The Barbican Centre, London, UK
         Domestic II, Matthias Court, Salford, UK
         L’Intru (Invaders), Rich Mix, London, UK
2014 Festival Ostermin, ZK/U, Berlin, GER
         This is My God, Basement, Berlin, GER
         Watch & Talk Revisited, Belluard International Festival, Fribourg, CHE
         Emergency Platform, Manchester, UK
2013 Never Odd or Even, Palindrome, Team Titanic, Berlin, GER
         Believe it or Not, ACC Gallery, Weimar, GER (Cat.)
         Score, Catalyst Arts Centre, Belfast, ILR
2012 God Factor, Monastery of Tibães, Braga, POR
         Lift-off, Lift Gallery, Greensboro College, USA
         Intercept 2:7, Multiplexer, LA, USA
         With Criminal Energy: Art and Crime 21st Century, ACC Gallery, Weimar, GER (Cat.)
         The Big Idea, Peter Robertson Gallery, Alberta, CAN
         Rapid Pulse Festival, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, USA
2011 Amsterdam Fringe Festival, NLD
        Future MESS, Saravejo, Bosnia (Cat.)
        Enlightened City, Stam Museum, Gent, BEL
        Body Culture, Museum of Coventry, Coventry, UK
         Body Culture, Bath Royal Literary Scientific Society, Bath, UK
2010 The One Minute Foundation, CAM, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, POR

Selected Awards / Honors

2019 ADAGP MAD Artist Revelation Award, finalist, ADAGP, Paris, FRA (August)
         IASPIS (Swedish Visual Arts Grants Committee) International grant, Sweden (April)
2018 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, residency grant. Seoul, KOR (December)
         IASPIS (Swedish Visual Arts Grants Committee) International grant, Sweden (May)
         Artist International Development Grant, Arts Council England/British Council (April)
         a-n (artist information company) visual arts bursary, winner, London, UK (March)
         Frieze Artist Award NY 2018, shortlist, New York, USA (February)
         Chaiya Art Awards 2018, finalist, Chaiya Art, London, UK (February)
2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017, second prize winner, London, UK (September)
         Evelyn Williams Drawing Award, shortlist, Jerwood Space, London, UK (September)
2016 Special Mention Prize Jury, winner, MATT Museum/Fuso Festival, Lisbon, POR (August) 
        MAC International 2016, finalist, The MAC, Belfast, UK (July)
        Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian International Grant, Lisbon, POR (November)
        Nordkraft 16, finalist, Nordkraftudstillingen, Aalborg, DKN (July)
        Discovery Award, shortlist, Loop Barcelona, Video Art, ES (April)
2015 Athens Photo Festival, selection, Athens, GRC (April)
        Akademie Schloss Solitude, fellowship, 2015/16 (March)
2014 Emergentes International New Talents Award, shortlist, Encontros Imagem, Braga, POR
2013 Prize of the Jury Sophiensaele, winner, Festival 100º Berlin, GER
2012 Lift-Off, second prize winner, Lift Art Gallery, Greensboro College, USA
         PACT Zollverein, Grant Symposium Impact 2012, Essen, GER (October)
         Act-Arriaga Award, winner, Act Performing Arts Festival, Bilbao, ESP (June)
2010 Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian Fellowship, Lisbon, POR
         City of Albufeira Literary Award, winner, Albufeira, POR (May)
2009 Berlinale Talent Campus, selection, Berlin, GER (February)
2008 ‘This is not a competition’, co-winner, Artistas Unidos, Lisboa, POR
2008 Virus Prize, Festival of Animation Film and Illustration, POR
2007 Special prize of the Jury, Literarius Award, Racal Club, Silves, POR
2006 Neon Prize, first prize winner, Corta! International Short Film Festival Porto, POR

Selected Residencies

2019 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, KOR (3 months)
         Nordic Guest Studio at Malongen, Nordic Art Association, Stockholm, SWE
2018 Est-Nord-Est Residence, Quebec, CAN (2 months)
2017 Iaspis/Swedish International Grants Arts Committee, SWE (4 months)
         Artist-in-Residence Krems, Krems, AUT (1 month)
         Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, GER (2 months)
2016 Akamedie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, GER (6 months)
         Artist in Residency Styria, Graz, AUT (4 months)
2015 Residence Tanzquartier Vienna, AUT (1 week)
         Arc Artist Residence, Romanmotier, CHE (1 month)
2014 Writer in Residency City of Vienna 2014, Kulturkontakt Austria (2 months)
         Residence Festival Belluard Bollwerk International, Fribourg, CHE (1 week)
         Residence Maison des Arts George Pompidou, Cajarc, FRA (8 weeks)
2013 Residence Festival Belluard Bollwerk International, Fribourg, CHE (1 week)
2012 18th International Residency Program, ACC Gallery, City Weimar, GER (6 month)
2010 Make Residence, Theatre Forum of Ireland et al, IRL (1 week)

Curatorial Projects

2019 Artificial Nature, Nordic Art Association, Stockholm, SWE
2017 On Drawing, Lage Egal and Ausland, Berlin, GER
2016 L’intru (Invaders), Errant Sound and Lage Egal, Berlin, GER
2015 L’intru (Invaders), Rich Mix, London, UK
         L’intru (Invaders), FridayExit and nadaLokal, Vienna, AUT

Selected Festivals / Screenings

2017 Open Screening, Whitechapel, London, UK
         Fest Curtas Film Festival, Belo Horizonte, BRA
2016 Kasseler DokFest, Kassel, GER
         Fuso - video-art festival, MAAT Museum, Lisbon, POR
2013 Formentera Film Festival, Formentera, ES
2012 Lago Film Festival, Torre del Lago, ITA
         Miden Festival, Miden, GRC
2010 One Minutes Festival, Arau, CHE

Artist Talks

2018 Ecole des Metiers des Arts, Quebec, CAN
2017 IASPIS, Stockholm, SWE
         Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, AUT
2016 Forum Stadt Park, Graz, AUT
         Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
2011 Flare Festival, Manchester, UK

Lectures / Workshops

2018 Biennial Conference, Project Anywhere, Parsons School Art, NY, USA
         Lecture On Drawing, Science Festival, Edge Arts, University of Bath, UK
         Lecture On Drawing, Project Anywhere, Parsons School, NY, USA
         Lecture The extended mind, Drawing Room, London UK
2016 Conference Art and Language Location, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
2015 Workshop Performance, PAD - Performance Arts Festival, Mainz, GER
2013 Workshop Performance and video, Act – Performing Arts Festival, Bilbao, ESP
2012 Workshop Performance, Superior School of Arts and Design, Caldas Rainha, POR
2011 Conference Writing for Stage, Superior School of Theatre and Cinema, Lisbon, POR
2009 Workshop Scriptwriting and filmmaking, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, POR

Academic Jobs

Since Peer-reviewer University Arts Stockholm, SWE
2015 Peer-reviewer KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SWE

Other Jobs

2019 Advisory-board, International Fellowship program, Foundation Calouste
Gulbenkian, Lisbon, POR


Mendes, Ana, The People’s Collection (London: 2018) (artist book)
Mendes, Ana, Uma Mesa são Tábuas (Lisbon: Imprensa Canalha, 2008)
Mendes, Ana, Adeus, até Breve (Lisbon: Ulmeiro Publishers, 2001)
Mendes, Ana, ‘The Lake’, Artistas Unidos Magazine, 4 (Lisbon: Artistas Unidos, 2009)
Mendes, Ana, ‘The Stave’, Continental Book, (Zurich: Milk & Vodka Publishers, 2007)
Mendes, Ana, ‘O Pastor’, Contos de Algibeira (Porto Alegre: Edit. Casa Verde, 2007)
Mendes, Ana, Le Bocal Portugais (Paris: Gare au Théâtre, 2002)


2018 Festival of the Regions 2017, Eferding, AUS
2017 Iaspis Open Haus, Iaspis, Stockholm, SWE
        Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London, UK
2016 Meanwhile, Kunstraum Niederosterreich, Vienna, AUT
         NKR 14, Nordkraftudstillingen, Aalborg, DKN
2015 L’intru (Invaders), Rich Mix, London, UK
2013 Believe it or Not, ACC Gallery, Weimar, GER
2012 Mit Krimineller Energie Kunst und Verbrechen, ACC Gallery, Weimar, GER
2008 The One Minutes Foundation Lisbon Workshop, The One Minute Foundation/
         Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, POR (DVD)



ACC Gallerie, Weimar, GER
Greensboro College, USA
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, GER
Maison des Artes Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, FRA
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, POR
Private collections in Germany and France


Kane, Kaitlyn, Jerwood Drawing Prize, This is Tomorrow,
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Heute - Aktuell in den Tag, Nanun, was seht da ohne Schuh’?, Heute - Aktuell in den Tag, 24/08/2017 Wien
Heute. Meldungen 19h00. ORF2. 23rd August 2017. Television heute/
70018/Wien-heute/13943005/Meldungen/14117180 (accessed 24/08/2017)
Wien ORF, Künstlerin wird im NHM selbst zum Exponat,,
stories/ 2857683/ (accessed 30/07/2017)
VOL, Künstlerin als Ausstellungsobjekt im Wiener Naturhistorischen Museum,, http:// kuenstlerin-wird-zum-exponat-im-naturhistorischen-museum/apa-1437310162
(accessed 25/08/2017)
Vienna Online, Künstlerin als Ausstellungsobjekt im Wiener Naturhistorischen Museum,, http://
(accessed 25/08/2017)
Carpediem, Ana Mendes: “a tale of Europeans” im NHM Wien, vienna.carpediem, http:// (accessed 23/08/2017)
Landl, Bettina, Ana Mendes, a tale of Europeans, Bild +Kritik,
156539770759/review-25-performance-by-ana-mendes-a-tale (accessed: 10/02/2017)
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Self-portrait by Ana Mendes is shown at Nordkraftudstillingen in Denmark,
ana- mendes-is-shown-at-nordkraftudstillingen-in-denmark~no3811/(accessed
Kopsell, Rainer, Merry and Inspirational Moments, harlinger,
froehliche-und-inspirative-momente (accessed 12/08/ 2015)
Dreher, Dennis, Ein Bild Aus Fragen, reflexmagazin,
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Beglin, Jack, ‘Review Self-portrait’, flarefestival,
[accessed 12/10/2012]
Sesma, Manuel, “Portugal Y Espana”, Primer Acto Magazine, 325, IV (2008)
Oliveira, Maria José, “Eles São os Novos Autores do Teatro”, Público , 6680 (2008)
Costa, Tiago Bartolomeu, “Isto não é um concurso”, Obscena Magazine, 13/14, (2008)
Duarte, Luís Ricardo – “Quem quer ser dramaturgo”, Jornal de Letras, 985 (2008)
Quadrio, Miguel-Pedro – “Novo Teatro em Português”, “Folha Informativa”, no 7, 10 July (2008)

Chang Nai-Ren

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2011 Chinese Culture University, Department of Fine Arts, Bachelor
2015 Tainan National University of the Arts, Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Master
2016 Taipei National University of the Arts , Department of New Media Art , Master certificate of completion

2019 Ping-xin Dong-lian, Taipei Artist Village/Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei
2019 Invalid Time/Space,Digital Art Center, Taipei
2018 On Fire 2018,Ring Ring Belt, Seoul
2018 Ground journey, Pier-2 art center, Kaohsiung
2018 On Fire 2018,C&G Artpartment, Hong Kong
2018 Free Art Fair,Songshan Cultural and Creative Park,Taipei
2016 A beautiful mistake?National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts,Taichung
2014 Trans N as practice of transcendence,Fuzhong 15,Taipei
2014 display,SHINKONG MITSUKOSHI, Tainan
2014 Brewster’s angle,Nanhai Gallery, Taipei
2014 counter_point, Absolutely S.P.P, Kaohsiung
2013 Today, my most beautiful fraud insurance,Absolutely S.P.P, Kaohsiung
2013 Alchemy 2:30,Dear dear,Taipei
2013 Non-evential Events,Fotoaura institute of photography,Tainan
2013 Farewell, Edward,UNIQUE ART, Taipei
2012 Just a minute more,Nanhai Gallery, Taipei
2012 The future of life| LIVE | cloze | A Moonlit Night by the Vernal River | This, in the |, PINGPONG ART, Taipei
2011 Guling Nanhai Community Theater- REAL PARK 2011, Taipei
2009 Welcome: Flashmob to Yongkang Street, Taipei

2014 counter_point Taishin Art Award nomination
2014 Taipei Arts Award:Judges' Award
2013 Kaohsiung Award:Judges' Award
2011 Arising Artist Award of New Taipei City:Judges' Award
2011 The 9th Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award:Merit Award

2019 Taipei Artist Village, Taipei
2018 Pier-2 art center, Kaohsiung

Chan Sook Choi

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2001 - 2004  B.A Visual Communication, University of Arts in Berlin, Germany
2004 - 2007  Diplom Visual Communication, University of Arts in Berlin, Germany
2004 - 2007  M.A. Experiments Media Art, University of Arts in Berlin, Germany
2007 - 2009  Meister degree, Media Art, University of Arts in Berlin, Germany

Solo Exhibition
2017  “Re-move” Art Sonjae Center , Seoul, Korea
2016  “Re move” Grimmmuseum, Berlin, Germany
2015  “WE remember ME”  Meinblau Projektraum Berlin, Germany
2015  “The Promised Land” Gallery Loop, Seoul, Korea
2013  “The nine billion names of God” Sungkok Museum, Seoul, Korea
2010  “Methamorphose” Gallery KunstDoc, Seoul, Korea

Group Exhibition
2019  DMZ, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul
2019  Multi-Access 4913,2019 SeMA´s New Acqusitions, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
2019  Records Memories, The Center of Seoul City Architecture, Seoul
2018  Facing Northkorea, Meinblau Prokektraum, Berlin
2018  SURVIVE, Hidden Dimension, Kunstpunkt Berlin Galerie für aktuelle Kunst, Berlin
2018  Neue Heimat, Willem Twee, Den Bosch, Neetherland
2018  The Dictionaly of Evil, Gangwon International Biennale, Korea
2017  The self-Evolving City, UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress, SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
2017  “Real DMZ” Ahrus Edition,  Ahrus Kunsthalmuseum , Denemark
2017  “Focus Female Korea, Never ending song” Meinblau Projektraum, Germany
2017  “No Limite” , Museum of UFPA, Belem, Brazil  
2017  “Dual-Use“, Transmediale Vorspiel, NONBerlin, Germnany
2015  “Links-Locality and Nomadism“, Galuxy Contemporary art museum, Chungqing China
2014  “Dark Border“, Program by Kuture Projact Berlin, NON Berlin, Germany
2013  “Suspension“, Berlin Art Week, Artistdock, Berlin, Germany
2013  “Reality“, Gyungnam Art Museum, Chang Won, Korea
2013  “Believe it or Not“, Gallery ACC in Weimar, Germany
2012  “DysTorpia“, International Media Project, Local pro ject art space, New York
2012  “Come tu mi vuoi“ Gallery AMY D, Milano
2012  “NOT IN MY OUR BACKYARDS“, Schauwerk Leipzig & Akademie Schloss Solitude
2012  “Come tu mi vuoi“, Gallery AMY D, Milano
2012  “The life is somewhere“, Gallery im Körnerpark, Berlin
2011  “What happened to God?“ Halle14, Spinnerei Leipzig
2011  “la vie en général“, v-kunst, Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt
2010  “Reflection in Process“, Museum Moran, Seoul
2010  “Circulation“, Daegu Art Center, Daegue
2009  Crossbreeds 09, Medienkunstfestival, Kunsthalle WUK, Wien
2009  Asian Hot Shots Festival, Gallery jet, Berlin
2008  “Beyond Babel", presentation at Pergamon Museum, Berlin

2017  “Ying Yang Su Wha” Mediafassade  Humbolt forum in Berlinerpalas, Berlin,Germany
2013/14  “LA DIVINA COMMEDIA” di dante alighire, video design, National Theatre of Korea
2011  “Private Collection “, intermedia theatre, video projection and Director, Mullae Art Center in Seoul, Korea (supported by Seoul Culture Foundation)
2010  “Blumenstaub” research project of Chan Sook Choi (supported by Nachwuchsförderung des Landes Berlin (NaFöG) under the theme ”Women’s-Emigration” after the second World War between Korea and Japan. technical and scientific support from Koreaverband e.V. and Daniela Schmidtke)
2009  “Second Sleep” (03.12.2009) Radialsystem in Berlin, Interaction between Dance, Music and Video Projection
2008  “Wonder Women Teaparty" in Dock11, Berlin (video installation with Yuko Kaseki and De generation ensemble)
2007  “Leben? Oder Theater? “ Jdisches Museum Berlin Solo of Joanne Gläsel about Charlotte Salomon as video projection

Residency Career
2018  Ars Electronica, Interntional Residency program, Linz, Austria
2016  “ACT media festival“ 2016, Forum  Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Korea
2016  “Minbuk Village, Yangjiri “ Lecture, Seoul National University, Korea
2016  “Real DMZ“ Yang ju ri Residency by Samuso, Seoul, Korea
2013  “Overcoming the Territorial“ Artistic knowledge transfer, performative lectures and speech acts , Arts Club Berlin
2012  Culturia, International Artist in Residency, Berlin
2011  “Rex Workshop“, International Artist-exchanging workshop, Leipzig/Frankfurt (supported by Allianz Culture Foundation)
2011  “Studio14“, International Residency Program of Halle 14 e.V, Leipzig, Germany
2009  Mullae Artfabrik, residency program, Seoul Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
2005 - 2007  Workshop with Brian Eno, Pipilotti Rist, Shirin Neshat at UdK