Curator's Talk: Ana Mendieta's 'Nile Born' (1984), The Museum of Modern Art, New York

24 March 2020


Join Angelique Rosales Salgado, Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Drawings and Prints at MoMA, for a talk about Ana Mendieta’s sculpture Nile Born (1984). The work forms part of the artist’s Silueta series, in which Mendieta imprinted her own body within natural landscapes. After physically removing herself from the land, the artist would highlight the resulting outline, or silhouette, with specific colours or materials. Nile Born, consisting of a simple wooden form covered in sand, represents the body in its most basic form. The work is one of the last Siluetas Mendieta made before her death in 1985.


This talk is part of the museum’s daily Let’s Talk Art programme of conversations which explore artworks that are on display in the galleries. 



Tuesday 24 March 2020, 3pm


Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

The David Geffen Wing

Floor 2, Gallery 206

Free with Museum admission