Chi Chi Menendez is an Australian artist best known for her documentary photography work of the Parisian underground scene and nightlife.
Based in Paris since 2004, Menendez has been commissioned as a photographer for prestigious international clients such as Vogue Italia, Absolut and Martin Margiela.
In the series “Archetypes” and “Take a look at your Selfie” Menendez explores gender politics, the resulting works are a powerful social commentary on women’s bodies as a political battleground. Her recent return home to Australia has greatly influenced her work, prompting a renewed exploration of spirituality and connection to the environment. The move has signalled a return to fine arts photography.
Menendez currently collaborates and exhibits with artists from the T-E-A-R collective. Finalist in the bi-annual 2018 Blake Prize.