In collaboration with Richard Martinez, Dancer and Choreographer Ana Mendez will create a sculptural installation / gathering place for an imagined future culture of humans who have found a way to reintegrate themselves as active participants with Nature.

Known primarily for her performances, BFI is delighted to present Mendez’s first stand-alone sculptural installation. This project will serve as a counterpoint both to her performance for her WEIRD MIAMI bus tour, as well as her commission from the Miami Light Project as part of their “Here & Now” Festival, May 8-17th.

Ana Mendez, born in Miami and a graduate from the University of Illinois, is a professional dancer and performance artist. She is cofounder of the artist collective, Psychic Youth with artist, Federico Nessi that began in 2008. She has been commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center through Miami Light Projects’ Here and Now Festival, the de la Cruz Collection, Miami Art Museum, MOCA in North Miami and the Bass Museum for her projects. In 2013, Ana was awarded artist fellow for the Artist in Residence in the Everglades program. She has also performed for local directors and choreographers such as Natasha Tsakos, Stephanie Ansin, Rosie Herrera, Ray Sullivan, Octavio Campos and Giovanni Luquini. She is also a frequent performer for Circ X cabaret. Ana is currently a visiting performance artist at Spinello Projects.