Věra Chytilová is an avant-garde Czech film director and pioneer of Czech cinema. She is considered one of the greatest female Czech filmmakers. Banned by the Czechoslovakian government in the 1960s, she is best known for her Czech New Wave film, Sedmikrásky (Daisies).
Ana Mendieta (18 November 1948 – 8 September 1985) was a Cuban-American artist famous for her performance art and "earth-body" sculptural, photographic, and video work.
Mendieta was born in Havana, Cuba but moved to the United States at a young age. In 1961, at the age of 13, she and her older s
Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist. Transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic re
Video, installation and performance artist Pipilotti Rist has been experimenting with new media since 1986. Rist uses multimedia to create enveloping sensory experiences for viewers. Her approach to making resonates with her multi-valent view of art. Rist told Frieze Magazine, "Art’s task is to c