Biography Mira Schendel

Mira Schendel
Born: 07 June 1919; Zurich, Switzerland
Died: 24 July 1988; São Paulo, Brazil
Field: painting, installation
Nationality: Swiss, Brazilian
Art Movement: Neo-Concretism
Genre: abstract painting, installation

Mira Schendel
is considered “one of the most significant and influential Brazilian artists of the twentieth century”. While having contributed to the Concretist and Neoconcretist movements that stormed the Brazilian avant-garde, she was never associated with a single movement. Her works also contain elements of Lettrism, Color Field painting, (proto)minimalism and early conceptual art. After her death, an entire room of her works was featured on the 22nd International São Paulo Biennale and, in 2009, the Museum of Modern Art from New York has dedicated a retrospective exhibition to Mira Schendel and León Ferrari.