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  1. Ana Mendes, The People's Collection (Taiwan), printed media, two collections of postcards and three artist books, exh. view Taoyuan International Award, Taoyuan Museum Fine Art, Taoyuan, Taiwan (c) photo Ana Mendes

    Ana Mendes, The People's Collection (Taiwan), printed media, two collections of postcards and three artist books, exh. view Taoyuan International Award, Taoyuan Museum Fine Art, Taoyuan, Taiwan (c) photo Ana Mendes

    Ana Mendes, The People's Collection, 2014-ongoing, exhibition view at Charlottenborg Spring EXhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021 (c) photo Søren Rønholt

    Ana Mendes, The People's Collection, 2014-ongoing, exhibition view at Charlottenborg Spring EXhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021 (c) photo Søren Rønholt

    table with postcards room

    Ana Mendes, The People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view MAC, Belfast/UK;  Photo (c) Simon Mills

    Ana MendesThe People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view MAC, Belfast/UK; 

    Photo (c) Simon Mills

    Table with postcards Belfast

    Ana Mendes, The People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view MAC, Belfast/UK;  Photo (c) Simon Mills

    Ana MendesThe People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view MAC, Belfast/UK; 

    Photo (c) Simon Mills

    Close up postcards

    Ana Mendes, The People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view Platform, Belfast/UK;  Photo (c) Simon Mills

    Ana MendesThe People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view Platform, Belfast/UK; 

    Photo (c) Simon Mills

    Ana Mendes, The People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view Platform, Belfast/UK;  Photo (c) Simon Mills

    Ana Mendes, The People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view Platform, Belfast/UK; 

    Photo (c) Simon Mills

    Table with postcards Belfast

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      Ana Mendes, The People's Collection (Taiwan), printed media, two collections of postcards and three artist books, exh. view Taoyuan International Award, Taoyuan Museum Fine Art, Taoyuan, Taiwan (c) photo Ana Mendes

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      Ana Mendes, The People's Collection, 2014-ongoing, exhibition view at Charlottenborg Spring EXhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021 (c) photo Søren Rønholt

      table with postcards room

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      Ana MendesThe People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view MAC, Belfast/UK; 

      Photo (c) Simon Mills

      Table with postcards Belfast

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      Ana MendesThe People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view MAC, Belfast/UK; 

      Photo (c) Simon Mills

      Close up postcards

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      Ana MendesThe People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view Platform, Belfast/UK; 

      Photo (c) Simon Mills

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      Ana Mendes, The People’s Collection, 2018, printed media , variable dimensions, exh. view Platform, Belfast/UK; 

      Photo (c) Simon Mills

      Table with postcards Belfast

    Ana Mendes, The People's Collection, printed media, 2014-on-going, exhibition view Toayuan International Award, Taoyuan Museum Fine Arts, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2021 (image 1); Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021 (photo 2); 'MAC International 2016', Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, UK (photo 2, an3 4) and at Platform Arts, Belfast, 2017 (photos 4 and 5). photo: (c) Simon Mills.

     The People’s Collection is a project, initiated in November 2014, that involves an exploration of the various ethnographic museums around the world, and asks questions about post-colonialism, memory and identity. In this project, people originating from a colonised country are invited to visit an ethnographic museum and to rethink their identity on a post-colonial context. The work has explored the collections of museums worlwide, including: the British Museum, London, UK; MET Museum, NY, Dahlem Museum, Berlin, Germany; Bunjilaka/Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Australia, Museum of Civilisation, Quebec-city, Canada, among others.