FIVE Female Documentaries we think you might enjoy


Over the coming weeks we will be adding all sorts of exciting resources to our blog for you to enjoy.  For now, we thought it would be fun to recommend a select few Art Documentaries you can watch while we’re all self isolating. Here are 5 interesting female artists you might want to know more about. Keep an eye on this page for more things to consume…


  1. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

A documentary following renowned performance artist, Marina Abramovic, in the run up to her major retrospective exhibition at the MOMA in New York. Marina is credited by many with redefining the understanding of what art is.

  1. Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994)

An Academy Award winning documentary about sculptor architect Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam War Memorial in DC at the age of 21. This film explores the story of the artist as well as the controversies around her designs. (Available on Youtube)

  1. Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, and the Tangerine (2008)

Directed by Marion Carjori and Amei Wallach and released two years before the artist’s death in 2010, this documentary was filmed over a 14 year period. The film explores the inner workings of Bourgeois’ mind, her inspiration, and her life story. (Available on itunes)

  1. Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008)

Filmmaker Paul Hasegawa-Overacker was invited to interview the very private photographer Cindy Sherman in her studio. Throughout the interview process the filmmaker and photographer fall in love and begin a relationship. This documentary chronicles their time together and the ups and downs of celebrity life, gender dynamics and intimacy. (Available on Prime Video in some countries)

  1. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

Art addict, heiress, icon. This documentary is based on the only authorized biography of one of our favourite collectors. (Available on Amazon Prime.)

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