Antonio Mendoza, the son of Cuban exiles, was born in Miami, Florida. He was raised in Madrid, Spain. In 1983, after receiving a degree in Semiotics from Brown University, he moved to Los Angeles where he hoped to land a job in the film industry. Instead, he landed on a friend’s couch and decided that a career as an artist was more his calling. Twenty years later, he still lives in L.A. with his wife, two children and five working computers.
His art work ranges from classically inspired oil paintings to interactive web pages, erotic collages, lenticular images, digital projections and video installations. He has exhibited in galleries, biennials, festivals and museums in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Houston, Zurich, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Sao Paolo, Mexico City, Liverpool, Montreal, Tokyo, Seville, Barcelona and Madrid. His work has been featured and reviewed by Artforum, Newsweek, Los
Angeles Times, New York Post, El Pais, Le Presse, Glue Magazine, Axcess, Wired, and other cyber publications.
His two web sites, www.subculture.com and www.mayhem.net, combine his dual interest in art and crime. Together they log over 40,000 page impressions a day. He has written two true-crime book, “Killers on the Loose,” published in 2000 , and “Teenage Rampage,” published in December 2002. On his days off, he plays music with the digital collective, Mr. Tamale.
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curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne