Ellen Cantor (1961–2013)

New York– and London-based artist Ellen Cantor died on Monday in her apartment in New York City after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Cantor was perhaps best known for her ongoing film work Pinochet Porn, which she continued to work on as funding allowed since 2008. “This film is a lifetime dream for me,” the artist once said, “as it is the first time I am translating my drawings into dramatic sequences. The story ends with the question: Is tragedy a choice?” Cantor had exhibited internationally, with shows and screenings at the Serpentine Gallery, London; Participant Inc, New York; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; the Delfina Foundation, London; Feigen Gallery, Chicago; Cabinet Gallery, London; and Postmasters, New York, as well as at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Her frequent collaborators, including curator Pablo León de la Barra, have plans to finish Cantor's last work. Donations for the project are being accepted here.