Ana Mendieta (b. Havana, 1948; d. New York, 1985) trained at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Since her death, Mendieta has been recognised with international solo museum retrospectives such as Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, Traveling to NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California (2015 - 2017); Ana Mendieta: Alma, Silueta en Fuego, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (2015); Ana Mendieta, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2014); Ana Mendieta: Traces, Hayward Gallery, London (2013); She Got Love, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (2013); Ana Mendieta in Context: Public and Private Work, De La Cruz Collection, Miami (2012); Ana Mendieta, The Art Institute of Chicago (2011); Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance, The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., that travelled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Des Moines Art Centre, Iowa, and Miami Art Museum, Florida (2004). Mendieta also had a solo exhibition, Silueta and Silence, at Alison Jacques Gallery in 2010.
Significant group shows include Sublime, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France (2016); Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence, National Academy, New York (2015); A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance, Tate Modern, London (2012); Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012), Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2011); Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011) and Elles@Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010).
Her work features in many major public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, and Tate Collection, London.