Energy Charge catalog

Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta

This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta. Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta brilliantly synthesized and advanced emergent art forms of the early 1970s, such as performance, body art, land art and film, with personal and political explorations of the gendered and raced body, ancient cultures and belonging. The many threads in her work continue to play a dominant role in contemporary art.



The first video survey of Mexico City-based artist Miguel Angel Rios, Landlocked follows Rios’s remarkable journey into a unique artistic practice that addresses issues of power, apathy and violence through his innovative use of social and political narratives and original production technique. The exhibition included four never-before-seen works commissioned by the museum.

About the Art and Sustainability initiative


ASU Art Museum focuses on artists who engage with the persistent and complex challenges of sustainability. Participants in our Artist Residency program work directly with scientists and humanists at ASU and with communities and organizations across the state to question existing models and propose new ones.