Ana Mendieta (Multimedia Artist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta was a Cuban-American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her “earth-body” artwork. Born in Havana, Mendieta left for the United States in 1961.

Born: November 18, 1948, Havana, Cuba
Died: September 8, 1985, New York City
Education: University of Iowa
Known for: Performance art, sculpture, video art

About Ana Mendieta

Cuban-American multimedia and performance artist best known for her “Silueta Series” and her “earth-body” art. One of her most famous works was “Untitled (Facial Hair Transplants” from 1972.

Before Fame

She earned her B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. She was taught by the famed Hans Breder.


She received the 1983 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome.

Family Life

She married sculptor Carl Andre eight months before her death in 1985.


She was born to politically prominent Cuban parents who sent her and her sister to America to escape Fidel Castro‘s regime.

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Latest information about Ana Mendieta updated on September 07, 2020.

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