– Mendieta was a performance artist, painter, sculptor and video artist. She arrived in the U.S. as a refugee after the rise of Fidel Castro. In consequence, Mendieta struggled with a lot of family separation.
– Mendieta focused on her artwork mostly at the University of Iowa when being inspired by the avant-garde movement.
– Mendieta’s work is known for being very autobiographical, being focused on themes of feminism, violence, identity, life, death, place and belonging.