born: 1976

Roxana Pérez-Méndez is a video performance and installation artist who creates work about the arbitrary nature of contemporary identity through the lens of her own experience as a Puerto Rican woman.

Pérez-Méndez is based in Philadelphia and has exhibited widely including but not limited to the Universidad de Sagrado Corazon (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Taller Puertoriqueno, (Philadelphia). Times Museum (Guangzhou, China), the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), the Morris Gallery at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia), the Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts (NY, NY), the Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA), the Fleisher-Ollman Gallery (Philadelphia). She participated in Aljira EMERGE 10 and in performances with her collaborator Gabriel Martinez at Socrates Part, NY, Skowhegan, ME and at the X-Initiative, No Soul for Sale, Festival of Independents in Chelsea. She was a finalist for both the Joan Mitchell Award and the Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2006. As a Philadelphia based artist, Roxana is an artist/member of the collective Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia. Pérez-Méndez received her BFA from The Ohio State University, MFA from the Tyler School of Art, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2003.