Ana Mendieta1948-1985

Museum of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles, CA

$15,000 toward the acquisition of Silueta Series in Mexico, a portfolio of photographs by Ana Mendieta, documenting the use of her body in a series of performative outdoor sculptural installations done in the 1970s. These images will be included in an exhibition, organized by project curator Alma Ruiz. Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, Mendieta made sculptures and earthworks based on mythic female forms, influenced by Cuban and Mexican spiritual traditions. Her “interventions” into nature included materials such as rock formations, tree trunks, roots, leaves, debris, sand, and water.