Ana Mendieta

1948–1985

Ana Mendieta, ‘Untitled (Rape Scene)’ 1973
Untitled (Rape Scene) 1973
© The estate of Ana Mendieta, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York
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Ana Mendieta, ‘Untitled (Self-Portrait with Blood)’ 1973
Ana Mendieta
Untitled (Self-Portrait with Blood) 1973
© The estate of Ana Mendieta, courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York

Ana Mendieta (November 18, 1948 – September 8, 1985) was a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her "earth-body" artwork. Born in Havana, Mendieta arrived in the United States as a refugee in 1961, two years after Marxist revolutionary leader Fidel Castro overthrew the authoritarian government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.

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