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Mexican, 20th century, male.

Born 1936, in Mexico.

Artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

Alcaraz-Laus was noticed at the Biennale des Jeunes in Paris in 1971. Under the title Double 1, he presented an encounter between a dancer and that dancer's image, a conceptual production revolving around the theme of the body and its representation, one that was in favour at that time....


Susan S. Weininger

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

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 1972, she entered the university’s new Multimedia and Video Art programme, in which she was free to experiment and develop a unique formal language, gaining an MFA in 1977.

In the 1970s Mendieta began to create ‘earth-body sculptures’ outdoors in Iowa, using the primal materials of blood, earth, fire, and water, having first executed performances that she documented in photographs or black-and-white films. In the Silueta series she traced or sculpted the image of her body on the ground, using ignited gunpowder, leaves, grass, mud, stones, other natural elements, or cloth; ...


Argentinian, 20th century, female.

Born 1943.

Sculptor, environmental artist, happenings artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

In 1965 in collaboration with Ruben Santanonin, Marta Minujin created La Menesunda (Confusion) at the Torcuato Di Tella institute in Buenos Aires. The institute was founded in 1958 as a private initiative and encourages the expression of avant-garde art in Argentina. Her piece was a kind of polymorphous interior environment offering the public visual and tactile sensations. It included a closed-circuit video, a mirror gallery, air-stream blown confetti and corridors with soft surfaces. In ...


Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Painter, intervention artist, video artist. Multimedia.

In 1995 Orta took part in the international contemporary art fair in Paris, held at the Yvonamor Palix art space. In 1996, he organised an exhibition revealing the diversity of his techniques at the gallery in Pointe du Dourven (Côtes-d'-Armor)....


Spanish, 21st century, female.

Born 1989, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Performance artist. Installation, video and net-art, social-media art, Instagram art.

Amalia Ulman studied Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins in London, receiving her BFA in 2011. Ulman is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is concerned with consumerism and how identity is constructed through social media, class, and social status. She works in a variety of mediums including installations, sculpture, performance, poetry, film, collage, and net art. In her Excellences & Perfections from 2014, Ulman staged a performance through her Instagram and Facebook accounts, inspired by stereotypes of how young women present themselves. In three parts – Innocence, Sin, Redemption – she tells the story of a wealthy and beautiful young blonde girl who just moved to Los Angeles. As she breaks up with her boyfriend she turns to the lifestyle of a ‘sugar baby’, falling into a deep depression and changing her hair colour to become a brunette. Ultimately, through mediation, yoga, and inspirational slogans, she comes out on top as a healthy and peaceful individual. By examining the reception of her deceptively orchestrated photographs through both likes and comments, she makes apparent society’s obsession with image, beauty, wealth, and status....