Rebeca Méndez

Selected Exhibition History (2014-11-29 – 2014-11-29)


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Real Space Group exhibition. Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, California. October 3, 2014 – January 18, 2015. Curated by Stephen Nowlin.

Here There Be Tygers Group exhibition. Gallery Lara, Tokyo, Japan. October 25 – November 01, 2014. Curated by Kio Griffith.

Over There (And Back) Group exhibition. Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange County College of Arts, Costa Mesa, California. October 15 – November 20, 2014. Curated by Trevor Norris.

Muziekgebouw / Rebeca Méndez Solo. TrouwAmsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. May 20 – June 8, 2014. Curated by Kim Tuin.

Due North / í Nor∂ur Group exhibition. Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia. January 2014. Curated by Marianne Bernstein.


Brerart: Residencies4art Group exhibition as part of Brerart Contemporary Art Week. October 23–27, 2013. Herman Miller Gallery, Milan, Italy. Curated by Chiara Canali.

+Pico Rivera Library Public Art* Solo. Inauguration: December 14, 2013. Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Glow Group exhibition. 09.27.2013. 24-hour event at the Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Marc Pally, David Familian, Meg Linton, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, and Stephen Nowlin.

55th Venice Biennale Group exhibition. Maldives Pavilion, Pirate Cinema. May 29 – June 09, 2013. Venice, Italy. Curated by Ehsan Fardjadniya and Miriam de Rosa.

C.O.L.A. 2013 Group exhibition. 05.19 – 07.20, 2013. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Scott Canty.

Anywhere: Selected works by Rebeca Méndez Solo. 05.04 – 07.25, 2013. Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery. Curated by Marc Pally.


Pages Group Exhibition. October 13 ,2012—01.13, 2013. Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, California. Co-curated by Stephen Nowlin and John David O’Brien.

Rebeca Méndez: At Any Given Moment Solo. 09.01, 2012 – 01.20, 2013. Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada. Curated by JoAnne Northrup.

Each Day at Noon: Rebeca Méndez Solo. 04.02 – 30, 2012. Hammer Museum, Café Hammer, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Elizabeth Cline.

At Any Given Moment, Fall 1 Solo. 01.27,2012. Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Teresa Lara.

So Close and Yet So Far Group Exhibition. 02.07 – 03.19, 2012. José Druidas Baida Gallery, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles. Curated by Irina Costache.


Worlds Group Exhibition. 11.03,2011—01.22.2012. Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, California. Curated by Stephen Nowlin.

Rebeca Méndez Solo. 07.15–10.03.2011. MACO: Museum of Contemporary Art, Oaxaca, México. Curated by Jorge Contreras.

Getting Upper Group exhibition. 05.15–09.04.2011. Experimental alphabet printed at Bloom Press in Oakland and exhibited at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Curator: Amos Klausner.

Cold Edge: The Arctic Circle 02.03.2011. Group Exhibition. CIA (Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts) Hubspace Studio, Perth, Australia. Curated by Urszula Dawkins.

Energy Group Exhibition. Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, California. 10.08,2010–01.26.2011. Curated by Stephen Nowlin. Pop-up Gallery Group Exhibition. Greene Art Space, New York. Curated by Edie Kahula Pereira.

XI Bienal Internacional del Cartel en México Group Exhibition. 09.12–12.12.2010. Centro Cultural Clavijero, Morelia, Michoacán, México. Curator: Xavier Bermudez.

Voces En Libertad Group exhibition at the Centro Cultural Villa Victoria, Mar de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 10.16–10.28.2010. Voces En Libertad Collection curator: Xavier Bermudez.

The Arctic Circle Group exhibition aboard The Noorderlight, a 200-year-old ice-class sailing vessel. West coast of the island of Spitsbergen, in the archipelago of Svalbard. 10.19.2010. Curated by Chad Stayrook.

Rebeca Méndez: About to Happen Solo Exhibition. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, California. 10.15.2009—07.15.2010. Curated by Barbara Drucker.

Le Chariot de Leuze Festival D’Arts Vivants Group Exhibition. Festival of visual and performing arts in Leuze, Champaign, France. 07.25–27.2010. Curated by Renata Ramos-Maza.

ARCO Madrid Feria Internacional de Arte Solo Exhibition. ARCO Madrid, International Art Fair. Panorama Los Angeles, Cinema Loop: Individual Video Projections. Curated by Paul Young.


Melting Point Group Exhibition. El Camino Art Gallery, City of Torrance, Los Angeles, California. 11.23 – 12.18, 2009. Curated by Susanna Meiers.

X Bienal de Arte, Cuenca, Ecuador Group Exhibition. Parallel Exhibition: ‘Intersecciones: Memoria, Realidad y Nuevos Tiempos.’ 10.22 – 12.04, 2009.Executive curator: José Manuel Noceda.

At Any Given Moment, River and Fall Group Exhibition. Video art installation. Exhibition in conjunction with Italian artist Mauro Mori at Minotti Gallery, Los Angeles. 06.18 – 07–04, 2009. Curator Mary Ta.

Memory of the L.A. Billboard: Telepolis in the Archetype Group Exhibition. Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 05.30–07.03, 2009. Curated by David Jeno.

Scalable Relations Group Exhibition. Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine. 01.08 – 03.14, 2009. Curated by Christiane Paul, curator of media arts, Whitney Museum.


Body + Art + Disease Group Exhibition. Bermont Gallery, Los Angeles. 11.05 – 11.08, 2008. Curated by Stephanie Adcock.


Masters of Graphic Design: UCLA Extension Catalogue Covers 1990–2007 Group Exhibition. Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California. Curated by Inju Sturjeon. June 11–August 31, 2007.

XXX: The Power of Sex in Contemporary Design Group Exhibition. February 14–March 13. Campbell Hall Gallery, Western Oregon University. Curated by Joshua Berger of Plazm, and Sarah Dougher.


HAAZ Gallery Preview Show Group Exhibition. HAAZ Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. November 14 – December 10, 2006. Curated by Murat Patavi.

Second Natures: Faculty Exhibition of the UCLA Design | Media Arts Department Group Exhibition. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center, UCLA Arts, Los Angeles, California. October 12 – November 18, 2006. Curated by Christiane Paul, adjunct curator of new media arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Continuities of the Incomplete An Exhibition of Morphosis’ Work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. The murals I created in collaboration with Thom Mayne and Kristina Loock were included in Morphosis Retrospective Exhibition at the Pompidou Center in Paris. March 8–June 25, 2006.

Each Day at Noon: Recent Works by Rebeca Méndez Solo exhibition. October 13–December 12, 2006. ANDLAB Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Curator: Sunook Park.


Catalysts! The Cultural Force of Communication Design Group exhibition held at Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, Portugal. September 15–November 27, 2005. Curator: Max Bruinsma.

Power of Sex in Contemporary Design Group exhibition held at the Museum of Sex in New York, New York. February 7–May 27, 2005. Curators: Joshua Berger and Sarah Dougher. Exhibition Advisor: Steven Heller.

Belles Lettres: The Art of Typography Group exhibition at the SFMOMA: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California. October 30, 2004–April 17, 2005.


The Art of Design: Selections from the SFMOMA Collection Group exhibition of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s architecture and design permanent collection. April – September, 2004.

Rebeca Méndez: Iridescent Solo exhibition. Recent works at the Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA. January 24–March 9, 2004. Curator, Zoran Belic.


Women Designers in The USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference Group exhibition. The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York, New York. November 15, 2000–February 25. Curator: Pat Kirkham.


The National Design Triennial: Design Culture Now Group exhibition held at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, New York. March 7–August 6. Curators: Donald Albrecht, Ellen Lupton and Steven Skov Holt. Catalogue published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York. Exhibited alongside architects Frank O. Gehry and Greg Lynn.


1998–99 Award Exhibition: 50 Books / 50 Covers by the American Institute of Graphic Arts
Award Exhibitions: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1998. Exhibition held at The Strathmore Gallery at the AIGA, New York, New York. Curator: Chip Kidd from Knopf.

ResFest: Digital Film Festival 99 Venues included San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo , London, and Toronto. Festival Director: Jonathan Wells. “Orpheus Re:Visited,” Méndez’s film premiered at The Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California on November 10. Film distributed by Sputnik 7.


reasonsense®: Recent Works by Rebeca Méndez Solo Exhibition. Gallery 1220, UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles, California. April 7–June 11, 1999. Curator: Anne Marie Burke. Catalogue.


Rebeca Méndez: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design Solo Exhibition. SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California. July 17–October 20, 1998. Curator: Aaron Betsky.

Rebeca Méndez: Mediated Eros Solo Exhibition. A solo exhibition held at Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, California. April 6–May 2. Curator: Richard McMillan.


L.A. Design in Belgrade Group exhibition held at The Belgrade Cultural Center Art Gallery, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. July 4 – 20. Curator: Vesna Petrovich

XPOSTER ’97 Group exhibition held at the Freitag Historical Museum in Hanover, Germany. May 26 – June 8. Curator: Egon Chemaitis. Poster collection published by Hanover Expo 2000 Committee and exhibited throughout Europe between June 1 and October 31, 2000.


…and she told two friends: An International Exhibit of Graphic Design by Women Group exhibition held at the Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. June 7 – June 28. Curator: Kali Nikitas.


Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture Group exhibition held at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, New York. October 5, 1996 – January 15, 1997. Curator: Ellen Lupton.


Art as Activist: Revolutionary Posters from Central and Eastern Europe; America Now, 500 Years Later, An International Commentary; The Art of Propaganda: Smuggled Posters from Mainland China Group exhibition held at the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, California. February 12–April 20. Curator: Stephen Nowlin.


Second International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico Group exhibition held at Jose Luis Cuevas Museum of Art, Mexico City. Mexico. October 12, 1992–January 20, 1993. Curator: Xavier Bermudez.

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