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 the exhibition Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis; NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2015 - 2017); Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University; Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2018). Other recent solo shows include Ana Mendieta: Silueta Sangrieta, Colby Museum of Art, Waterville (2017); Rose Video 10 | Ana Mendieta, The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham (2017); Ana Mendieta: Thinking About Children's Thinking, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, New York (2017); Ana Mendieta: Alma, Silueta en Fuego, St. Louis Art Museum (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, and Miami Art Museum (2004). Mendieta also had a solo exhibition, Silueta and Silence, at Alison Jacques Gallery, London in 2010.
Significant group shows include The Matter of Photography: Experiments in Latin American Art Since the 60s, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Palo Alto (2017); Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment, Princeton University Art Museum (2017); We Are Here, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2017); What Absence is Made Of, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington (2017); Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); ON/OFF, Casa Victor Hugo, Havana (2017); Intuition, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017); Journeys with the Waste Land, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2017); Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, ZKM, Karlsruhe (2017), travelling to Stavanger Art Museum, Norway and The Brno House of Arts, Brno (2018); Sublime, Centre Pompidou-Metz (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 numerous 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.