Anna Bella Geiger

Birth placeRio de Janeiro Birth date1933

Anna Bella Geiger (b. Rio de Janeiro, 1933) studied linguistics and Anglo-Germanic language and literature in Brazil, and sociology and art history at New York University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, such as Espai de Lectura 1: Brasil at MACBA, Barcelona, in 2009; Modern Women: Single Channel at MoMA PS1, New York, in 2011; Video Vintáge at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in 2012; and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in 2017. Geiger’s major solo exhibitions include Projects: Videos XXI at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1978; On a Certain Piece of Land at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, in 2005; and Physical and Human Geography at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, in 2017. She represented Brazil in the 39th Venice Biennale in 1980 and received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982. Her work is part of important museum collections such as MACBA, Barcelona; the Getty, Los Angeles; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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