Ana Mendes is a Portuguese playwright, performer and multidisciplinary artist living in London. She works in performance, video, sound and photography. Ana’s work is based on the idea of movement and rhythm. Her performances have been produced in the UK, Bosnia, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Germany, France and Portugal. Ana won the Prize of the Jury Sophiensaele with her performance Dance Play, Festival 100% Berlin, Germany, 2013; Self-portrait won the Act-Arriaga Prize, Act – Performing Arts Festival 2012, Bilbao, Spain and the Second Prize Lift Art Gallery, USA. She has received fellowships from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal and ACC Gallery/City of Weimar, Germany and participated in residencies in Ireland, Switzerland, Germany and Spain.