1948 · Cuba
Ana Mendieta is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Cuba, like other renowned artists such as Dagoberto Rodríguez, Juan Andrés Milanes Benito, Campillou, Los Carpinteros (Marco Antonio Castillo Valdes), and Jose Angel Vincench. Ana Mendieta was born in 1948.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Ana Mendieta's work is on display in two galleries, which are Alison Jacques Gallery in London, the United Kingdom and Galleria Raffaella Cortese in Milan, Italy. Ana Mendieta's work has most recently been exhibited at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London (13 July 2018 until 25 August 2018) with the exhibition AKTION: CONCEPTUAL ART & PHOTOGRAPHY (1960 – 1980), . Ana Mendieta's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Tropic-Ana (14 February 2020 - 17 April 2020) at Nogueras Blanchard | Madrid in Spain and La tierra habla (The Earth Speaks) (16 October 2019 - 15 November 2019) at Galerie Lelong | New York in the United States. Ana Mendieta's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called A KISS UNDER THE TAIL and took place at Arsenal Contemporary | New York in the United States from the 12 July 2018 to 02 September 2018.
Ana Mendieta in private collections
Further Biographical Context for Ana Mendieta
Born in 1948, Ana Mendieta was primarily inspired by the 1960s growing up. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, bearing witness to great increase of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was characterised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place across the globe. Psychedelia, an massive increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, based solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a powerful offshoot of minimalism, a discipline that became renowned through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world a number of artistic movements resonated the artistic concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional fortes and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.