Senga Nengudi is an American visual artist whose work often takes the form of installation, sculpture, and performance. In 1967, Nengudi formed the loose collective Studio Z with David Hammons, Barbara McCullough, Maren Hassinger, and others in Los Angeles. In 1974, Nengudi began to work with pantyhose, inspired by her experiences during her first pregnancy as her body changed. The R.S.V.P. works, as they are known, deal with the elasticity of the human body and the shared experience of womanhood. Often, Nengudi would have a performer “activate” the installation, dancing with and among the materials. In 1984, Nengudi participated in the Downtown/Uptown Television Festival, organized by The Kitchen and in collaboration with Just Above Midtown Gallery. For more information please visit: