Rebeca and Adam have been invited to the Nes Artist Residency. Research will focus on their current project Circum/bi/polar—a long-term, transdisciplinary and multimedial project that follows the flight of a small bird, the Arctic Tern (Sterna Paradisaea), on its annual migration from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again; a 45,000 mile journey that is the longest migration travel on earth of all living beings. Documenting the arctic tern during their nesting season will be a focus during the Nes Residency.
May 4–June 24, 2013. Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery. Curated by Marc Pally, artistic director, Glow. The solo exhibition includes photographs captured during Méndez’s travels to Iceland, a place she frequents for its unusual geological and climate phenomena. Artist Reception: May 22, 2013, 6:30–7:30, Terrace Lounge.
Each year, the City of Los Angeles awards 10 to 12 C.O.L.A. Individual Artist Fellowships to create new works to be exhibited at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Exhibition dates: May 19–July 7, 2013. Opening reception: Sunday, May 19, 2–5. The seven large-scale photographs and three single-channel video projections in the exhibition focus on her most recent project ‘Circum/bi/polar’ and were captured during Méndez’s arctic expedition in 2010 to the Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago.