Timeline

1948
Born: Havana, Cuba
1972
Received M.F.A. from University of Iowa
1985
Died: New York City

Exhibitions

2011
Interventions in the Landscape, Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
2011
“Ana Mendieta: Blood and Fire,” Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (solo)
2011
“Surreal/Subjective: Recent Photographic Gifts From Alumni,” The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York
2011
“TRA: The Edge of Becoming,” Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
2011
“Staging Action: Performance in Photography since 1960,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
2011
“GOLDMINE: Contemporary Works From the Collection of Sirje and Michael Gold,” University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California
2011
“Art and Confrontation in Latin America: 1910-2010,” Palacio de Bellas Artes and Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico
2010
“Electric Nights,” Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. Traveled to LABoral, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
2010
“Modelos Para Armar,” Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
2010
“Contemporary Art from the Collection,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
2010
“Other Than Beauty,” Friedman Benda, New York, New York
2010
“Silueta and Silence,” Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England (solo)
2010
“The Visible Vagina,” David Nolan Gallery, New York, New York
2010
“The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1939 to Today,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
2010
“Other Than Beauty,” Friedman Benda, New York, New York
2010
“MODEL KITS. Thinking Latin America from the MUSAC Collection,” Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
2010
“Flowers, Lies and Revolution: Contemporary Cuban Art,” Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
2010
Collection Display: Level 5, “Energy and Process,” Tate Modern, London, England
2010
“Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
2010
"Territories of Desire: Surfaces of Desire," Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC), Mexico, D.F.
2010
“Donna: Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s,” Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, Rome, Italy
2010
“Che cosa sono le nuvole? Artworks from the Enea Righi Collection,” Museion of modern and contemporary art, Bolzano, Italy
2010
“Ana Mendieta: Documentation and Artwork,1972-1985,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York (solo)
2010
“Where is Ana Mendieta? Donde esta Ana Mendieta? 25 Years Later – AnExhibition and Symposium,” Fales Library, New York University, New York, NewYork (solo)
2010
“Case Studies from the Bureau of Contemporary Art,” New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2010
“Expanded Horizon,” Santander Cultural, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2010
“Fresh Hell,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2010
“What Are Clouds? Works from the Enea Righi Collection,” The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano, Italy
2010
“Crossing,” Paço das Artes, São Paolo, Brazil
2010
“Signs of Life: Ancient Knowledge in Contemporary Art,” Kunstmuseum Luzern Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucern, Switzerland
2010
“The Traveling Show,” La Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
2010
“No Barrier Fun,” Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, New York
2009
“People Looking at Blood, Moffitt,” Signal Contemporary Art Center, Malmö, Sweden (solo)
2009
“Harsh Terrain,” Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California
2009
“She is a Femme Fatale,” Museu Colecção Berardo - Arte Moderna e Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal
2009
“Action <> Reaction: Video Installations,” Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
2009
“Flower Power,” Villa Giulia, Centro Ricerca Arte Attuale, Verbania, Italy
2009
“Las Americas Latinas. Las fatigas del querer,” Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
2009
“Mexico: Expected / Unexpected,” The Isabel and Agustin Coppel Collection, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Spain
2009
“Performer,” Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2009
“Lest We Forget: The Voice of Art,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
2009
“A Mancha Humana / The Human Stain,” Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2009
“All That Is Solid Melts Into Air,” Cultuursite Mechelen, Belgium; organized by the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen
2009
“Hundred Stories About Love,” 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
2009
“Cuba! Art and History from 1868 to Today,” Groninger Museum, Groninger, the Netherlands
2009
“Rebelle: Art and Feminism 1969–2009,” Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, the Netherlands
2008
“Burning Down the House: Building A Feminist Art Collection,” Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
2008
“Origins,” Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
2008
“The Greenroom: Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art,” CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2008
“re.act.feminism: performance art of the 1960’s and 70’s today,” Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
2008
“Performance on Demand,” Electronic Arts Intermix Viewing Room at EFA Gallery, New York, New York
2008
“Plano Intimo,” n/2: Nuevos Medios, Sala Parpallo, Valencia, Spain
2008
“Live Art on Camera,” John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, United Kingdom
2008
“Six Feet Under: Autopsy of Our Relation to the Dead,” Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland; Traveled through 2008 to the Deutschen Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
2008
“Death & Love in Modern Times,” Dinter Fine Art, New York, New York
2008
“The Naked Portrait,” Portrait Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
2008
“A Batalla Dos Xéneros [Gender Battle],” Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2008
“New York States of Mind,” House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany; Traveled through 2008 to Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
2008
Arte ‚ Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000, El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York
2008
Correspondences: Contemporary Art from the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Beard Gallery and Weil Gallery, Watson Fine Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts
2008
Pop to the Present: New Questions, New Responses,Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut
2008
Cuba! Artists Experience Their Country, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey
2008
Sculptural Concepts, Albertine Monroe-Brown Gallery, Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
2008
Converge: Ana Mendieta and Hans Breder 1970-1980,h Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
2008
NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith,h Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; Traveled to P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
2008
Body Memory,Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
2008
Revolutions 1968, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2008
Paths of Desire,St. Ambrose University Catich Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center, Davenport, Iowa
2008
Cancelled, Erased & Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, New York
2008
Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds,Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
2008
SAND: Memory, Meaning and Metaphor, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
2008
Comme des bêtes: Ours, chat, cochon & cie, Le Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland
2008
Highlights of the Permanent Collection: Women Artists, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York
2008
“Converge: Ana Mendieta and Hans Breder 1970-1980,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
2008
“NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith,” Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; Traveled to P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
2008
“Body Memory,” Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
2008
“Revolutions 1968,” Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2008
“Paths of Desire,” St. Ambrose University Catich Gallery, Galvin Fine Arts Center, Davenport, Iowa
2008
“Cancelled, Erased & Removed,” Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, New York
2008
“Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds,” Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
2008
“SAND: Memory, Meaning and Metaphor,” Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York
2008
“Comme des bêtes: Ours, chat, cochon & cie,” Le Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland
2008
“Highlights of the Permanent Collection: Women Artists,” The Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York
2007
LAB.07: Arte, Deshonra y Violencia en el Contexto Iberoamericano,Centro Cultural de España Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
2007
Fortunate Objects: An Exploration of the Everyday in Art, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, Florida
2007
Currents: Recent Acquisitions, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
2007
New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930-2006: Prints, Photographs, and Media Works, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
2007
Beauty and the Blonde: An Exploration of American Art and Popular Culture, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
2007
“Wrestle,” Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2007
“AGENTS of Change: Women, Art and Intellect,” Ceres Gallery, New York, New York
2007
“Conceptual Photography: 1964-1989,” Zwirner & Wirth, New York, New York
2007
“Constructing A Poetic Universe: The Diane and Bruce Halle Collection of Latin American Art,” Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas
2007
“En Primeira Persoa: Relacións do Suxeito na Intimidade,” Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2007
“Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art,” Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
2007
“Luz ao Sul,” Convento del Carmen, Valencia, Spain
2007
“Out of Body,” Level B Gallery, Deutsche Bank, New York, New York
2007
“Role Play: Feminist Art Revisited 1960-1980,” Galerie Lelong, New York, New York
2007
“Speed #1,” Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
2007
“WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution,” The Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; Traveled through 2008 to National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
2006
“A Curator’s Eye: the Visual Legacy of Robery A. Sobieszek,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
2006
“All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go,” Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2006
Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2006
“Certain Encounters: Daros-Latinamerica Collection,” Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2006
“Civil Restitutions,” Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England
2006
“Drawn Into the World: Drawings from the MCA Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
2006
“Hair Die,” A/V, Rochester, New York
2006
“Into Me/Out of Me,” P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York; Traveled through 2007 to KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
2006
Masquerade: Representation and the Self in Contemporary Art,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
2006
“Notations: Energy Yes!,” Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2006
“Primera generación: Arte e imagen en movimiento [1963-1986],” Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2006
“The Downtown Show: The New York Art Scene, 1974-1984,” The Grey Gallery, New York University, New York, New York
2006
“The Gesture,” Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloníki, Greece
2006
“TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art,” Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, California; traveling through 2008 to Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
2005
“Beyond the Performance: Ana Mendieta in the 1970’s,” Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
2005
“SlideShow,” Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; traveled to the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (catalogue)
2005
“Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” Remy Toledo Gallery, New York
2005
“Points of View: Landscape and Photography,” Galerie Lelong, New York
2005
“Indeterminate States: Video from the Cisneros Fontanals Collection,” Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, Florida
2005
Collection Remixed, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
2005
Heroines: Valie Export, Carolee Schneemann, Ana Mendieta; Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
2003–2005
“Last Picture Show: Artist Using Photography, 1960 – 1982,” Walker Art Center, October 11, 2003 – January 11, 2004, traveled to: UCLA Hammer Museum, February 8, 2004 – May 9, 2004; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, November 26, 2004 – February 13, 2004
2004
“Esprit,” Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
2004
“Paisaje & Memoria [Landscape & Memory],” Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Vegueta, Spain
2004
“I Am the Walrus,” Cheim and Reid, New York
2004
Ana Mendieta Film Works and Drawings 1974 - 1985 , Galerie Lelong, New York
2004
“Ana Mendieta: Earth Body,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; traveling to Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida July 1 to September 19, 2004
2004
Traces: Body and Idea in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; traveled to The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
2004
“Il Bello e le bestie,” Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roverto, Italy
2004
“Traces: Body and Idea in Contemporary Art,” The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; traveled to The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
2002–2004
“Gloria: Another Look At Feminist Art of the 1970s,” White Columns, New York, September 13 - October 20, 2002, exhibition traveled to: The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 21 - February 26, 2003; and The RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, November 21, 2003 - February 1, 2004
2003
“M_ARS: Art and War,” Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Germany, January 10th – March 26th, 2003
2003
“And the One Doesn’t Stir without the Other,” Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2003
“After Image,” The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2003
“Through the Looking Glass: Women and Self-Representation in Contemporary Art,” Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University
2003
Ana Mendieta (1948 – 1985) – Body Tracks, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, March 29 – July 27, 2003
2002–2003
Ana Mendieta (1948 – 1985) – Body Tracks, Neues Kunst Museum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
2002
Ana Mendieta Selected Works, Kunstwerke, Berlin, Germany
2002
Goddess, Galerie Lelong, New York
2002
Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, June 27 – September 22, 2002
2002
Structures of Difference, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, October 22 – April 13, 2002
2002
“The Gift: Generous Offerings, Threatening Hospitality,” The Bronx Museum of the Arts, November 27, 2002 – March 2, 2003
2001
Ana Mendieta and Vito Acconci: A Relationship Study 1969-1976, Galerie Lelong, New York
2001
Ana Mendieta: Performance works, Siluetas, Drawings, and Objects, Galerie Lelong, Zürich
2001
The Gift, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
2001
Burn: Artists Play with Fire, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
2001
Echoes of the Scream, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Skovvej, Denmark,
2001
Vito Acconci and Ana Mendieta: A Relationship Study, 1969-1976, Galerie Lelong, New York
2001
El Instante Eterno: Art and Spirituality at the Change of Millenium, Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello, Spain
2001
Minimalism Past And Presence, Galerie Lelong, New York
2001
New York ca. 1975, David Zwirner Gallery, New York
2000
Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris
2000
The End: An Independent Vision of the History of Contemporary Art, Exit Art
2000
Conceptual Photography and the Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim
2000
Tempus Fugit: Time Flies, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
2000
Mennesket – Et halvt arhundrede set gennem kroppem (MAN – Body in art from 1950 to 2000), Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Skovvej, Denmark
2000
Hyper Mental, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2000
Vivências (Life Experiences), Generali Foundation, Wein, Austria
2000
Performing Bodies – Ecstatic Repetitions, Tate Modern, London, England
2000
Ana Mendieta and Vito Acconci: A Relationship Study 1969-1976, Galerie Lelong, New York
2000
Conceptual Photography and the Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
2000
Hyper Mental, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
1999
Regarding Beauty In Performance and the Media Arts, 1960-1999, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
1999
Reflections of Time and Place: Latin American Still Life in the 20th Century, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
1999
Drip, Blow, Burn: Forces of Nature in Contemporary Art, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
1999
Natural Reality, The Ludwig Forum, Cologne, Germany
1999
Skin-Deep, Surface and Appearance in Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1999
Impact: Revealing sources For Contemporary Art, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore
1999
Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place, Katonah Art Museum, NY
1999
Ana Mendieta, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
1999
Ana Mendieta, Museo Rufino Tamayo Mexico City, Mexico
1999–1998
Defining Eye:Women Photographers..., Saint Louis Art Museum Saint Louis
1999–1998
Impact: Revealing Sources for..., Contemporary Museum Baltimore
1998
Out of Actions: Between..., The Museum of Contemp. Art Los Angeles, CA
1998
Etre Nature, Foundation Cartier Paris, France
1998
Ana Mendieta, Museum of Contemp. Art, L.A. Los Angeles, CA
1998
Ana Mendieta, Blum & Poe Los Angeles, CA
1998
Ana Mendieta, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
1998
Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object 1949-1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; Traveling exhibition to Museu de Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokio, Tokyo, Japan; National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan.

Literature

2004
Viso, Olga M., Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, published by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Hatje Cantz in conjunction with the traveling retrospective
1999
Blocker, Jane, Where is Ana Mendieta, Identity, Performativity, and Exile, Duke University Press, 1999
1996
Ana Mendieta, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compestela, published in conjunction with the traveling retrospective exhibition, with essays by: Donald Kuspit, Raquelin Mendieta, Charles Merewether, Gloria Moure, Mary Sabbatino.
1996
Ana Mendieta: 1948 - 1985, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 1996, with essays by: Tuula Karjalainen, Raqulin Mendieta, Mary Sabbatino
1992
Clearwater, Bonnie. Ana Mendieta: A Book of Works, published by Grassfield Press Inc., Miami, Florida.
1992
Ana Mendieta: The 'Silueta' Series, 1973-1980, published by Galerie Lelong, New York, with text by Mary Jane Jacob.
1987
Ana Mendieta: A Retrospective, published by The New Museum of Contemporary Art, with essays by: Petra Barreras del Rio, John Perreault, Marcia Tucker