Ana will be working in photography and performance during her residency at ZK/U. She is using this time to try out and experiment, rather than to exhibit or to expose. Currently, Mendes is working on a new performance called ‘Map Series, as well as researching for a new work that plays on the intersection of science and arts. Her main focus during the residency at ZK|U will be to develop a new photography series, in analog, black and white photography. That’s a project to take from scratch, in which she will be exploring the body on space, objects, oppression and everyday life. She is interested in developing a new choreography of scenes from everyday life that play with objects as instruments of torture, a personal and political inquiry, in the moment we live now. Ana is interested in using photography as an autonomous art-form, but also as a tool for researching for performance works.