Neil Mendoza’s work combines sculpture, electronics and software to bring inanimate objects to life. By decontextualizing objects with technology and vice versa, the constituent parts of his work can be looked at in a new ways. Using this medium, he explores themes of the absurd, the humorous, the futile and the surreal.
He was born and raised in the UK and is currently based in California. He has an MA in math and computer science from Oxford University and an MFA in design media art from UCLA. His artwork has been exhibited by The Science Museum, The V&A, Watermans, Currents New Media Festival, PICNIC Festival, The AND Festival, ISEA, Kinetica, The Nottingham Playhouse, The Barbican, BBC Big Screens and The Museum of London, Young Projects Gallery, Arena 1 Gallery and Oi Futuro, among others. He has also received media coverage from around the world from publications such as the BBC, Creators Project, Design Boom, Hyperallergic, Neural, This is Colossal, The Sunday Times and Wired.