Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta’s work explores identity, and issues with gender, culture, the body and violence. I really like the rawness that Ana captures in her work. She uses her own body to photograph and also as a tool to paint with, as well as to perform.

I like and admire the concepts she presented. For some, it may be controversial and unsettling but I like that in a piece of work. I like people to feel when they see art, and I think it makes them think about their own experiences or if they’re lucky not to have experienced- it gives them a chance to think about the people that have.

Untitled (Self-Portrait with Blood) 1973 Ana Mendieta 1948-1985 Presented by the American Patrons of Tate, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2010 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T13354
Untitled (Self-Portrait with Blood) 1973 Ana Mendieta 1948-1985 Presented by the American Patrons of Tate, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2010 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T13354

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