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.  She is one half of the creative team behind Campo Research Studios with collaborative and life partner, Mario Marzán.  

Pérez-Méndez is based in Durham, NC 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 Durham based artist, Pérez-Méndez is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She 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.