Ana Mendieta – Body Tracks, at SAW Video & Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa Start

May 27, 2011

On Friday June 10th, SAW Video & Gallery 101 will launch Body Tracks, a group exhibition examining the art and life of Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta.

A prolific performance artist and filmmaker with strong feminist leanings, Mendieta rose to prominence in the mid-1970’s before her mysterious death in 1985. She often used the body as both a canvas and a paintbrush, her early work exploring blood rituals, crime scenes and physical abuse. Throughout her career, Mendieta’s work was grounded in the intrinsic connections of the natural world.

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