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Mendieta, Ana locked

(b Havana, Nov 18, 1948; d New York, Sept 8, 1985).
  • Susan S. Weininger

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American sculptor, performance artist, video artist, and painter of Cuban birth. From the age of 13, when she was sent to the USA from Cuba by her parents, she lived in orphanages and foster homes in Iowa. Her sense of exile and the separation from her family proved strong motivating forces on her later work. After completing an MA in painting at the University of Iowa in ...

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