Anna Maria Maiolino's Biography
Anna Maria Maiolino (Ana María Maiolino) is an Italian-born Brazilian artist whose works span across a range of media, including sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video, and performance. Maiolino was born in 1942 in Italy and moved to Brazil when she was 14. She began her career in the mid-1960s and is one of the most important figures in the Brazilian Neo-Concrete movement, along with Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark. Maiolino is perhaps best known for her time-based media work, in which she explores themes of identity, memory, and displacement. She has been a major figure in the international art world since the late 1970s and has exhibited widely, including at Documenta IX (1992), the Venice Biennale (1999), and the São Paulo Biennial (2006).