Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta (18 November 1948 – 8 September 1985) was a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her "earth-body" art work.

Mendieta was born in Havana, Cuba. At age 12, in order to escape Fidel Castro's regime, Ana and her sister Raquelin were sent to the United States by their parents. Through Operation Peter Pan, a collaborative program run by the U.S. Government and the Catholic Charities, Mendieta and her sister were moved through several institutions and foster homes in Iowa.

Read more about Ana Mendieta:  Education, Life and Work, Silueta Series (1973-1980), Photo Etchings of The Rupestrian Sculptures