Core Program Lecture | Harold Mendez

Core Program Lecture Series

October 19, 2023

The 2023–2024 Core Program Lecture Series kicks off with this talk by artist Harold Mendez. 

Mendez, a Core alumnus (2013–15), is a first-generation American of Colombian and Mexican heritage. He creates art that delves into the histories of the Americas through stories of migration, exchange, violence, and spiritual quests. Working in photography, sculpture, and installation, he crafts diverse objects that explore cultural memory, transformation, ritual, and transnational experiences. 

His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami, and Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University, among other institutions. Mendez has also been part of exhibitions such as Being: New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the 2017 Whitney Biennial, both in New York. His residencies include the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin and the Cross Currents Artist Exchange in Havana, Cuba. 

Plan Your Visit
Core Program lectures are open to the public. Admission is free. This event takes place in Favrot Auditorium at the Glassell School of Art. Seating is limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions? Call 713.639.7500

About the Core Residency Program
Established in 1982, the Glassell School of Art’s Core Residency Program offers postgraduate residencies for art critics and visual artists.

The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; and The Glassell Family Foundation.

Core fellowships have been underwritten by Anchorage Foundation of Texas; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.; Mr. Brad Blume; Ms. Bettie Cartwright; Mr. and Mrs. Jamal H. Daniel; Mr. Ronald A. Logan; and The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.


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