CHANTAL AKERMAN (1950–2015) is one of the most influential film directors of her generation, an artist and was a professor at the City College of New York. She is also a feminist icon who has made a strong impact on the development of avant-garde film and visual art since her art film Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. Akerman has been involved in visual arts, mainly installations since the 1990s. Her works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2001); Documenta 11 (2002); the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2006); the Princeton University Art Museum (2006); MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2008); the Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp, Belgium (2012) and Ambika P3, London (2015). A retrospective dedicated to her was held in the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna in 2011.