Afghan video and performance artist and photographer, active also in the USA. After fleeing Soviet-occupied Kabul with her family in the late 1980s, Abdul lived as a refugee in Germany and India before moving to Southern California. She received a BA in Political Science and Philosophy at California State University, Fullerton, and an MFA at the University of California, Irvine, in ...
Sarah Urist Green
Francis Summers and Jessica Santone
Serbian performance artist, video artist and installation artist. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade (1965–70) before completing her post-diploma studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, in 1972. Her early works included sound recordings installed on bridges, paintings of truck crashes, and experiments with conceptual photography (see Widrich, pp. 80–97). In her first significant performance, ...
American, 20th century, male.
Born 24 January 1940, in New York.
Painter, sculptor, performance artist, video artist. Multimedia.
Body Art, Conceptual Art.
Vito Acconci was born in the Bronx, New York and lives and works in Brooklyn. He studied at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts and at the University of Iowa. He has taught in various art schools and universities and in particular at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University and the Parsons School of Design in New York....
American poet, performance, video, and installation artist, and urban designer. Acconci worked for an MFA degree at the University of Iowa from 1962 to 1964. He initially devoted himself to poetry and writing that emphasized the physicality of the page and then began to produce visual work in real space in ...
Finnish, 20th – 21st century, female.
Active in Helsinki.
Born 1959, in Hämeenlinna.
Video installation artist, film producer, photographer, performance artist.
Eija-Liisa Ahtila was a student at the university of Helsinki from 1980 to 1985 and studied film and video at the London College of Painting. In ...
American, 20th century, male.
Born 7 May 1943, in Wichita (Kansas).
Sculptor, environmental artist, performance artist, video artist.
Terry Allen studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, receiving a BFA in 1966. His work is inspired by his travels in Mexico, Thailand, China and Colorado. He has taught at California State University Fresno (...
Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy
American installation artists, active also in Puerto Rico. Jennifer Allora (b Philadelphia, 20 March 1974) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Richmond, Virginia (1996) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b Havana, Cuba, 10 Jan 1971) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Escuela de Artes Plastica in San Juan, Puerto Rico (...
American, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.
Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.
Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...
American performance artist, photographer and filmmaker. In the mid-1950s she studied acting at the Tamara Daykarhanova School for Stage, New York, and creative writing at the College of the City of New York. Her performances can be seen as autobiographical, with invented roles based partly on historical characters. Set-pieces recurring in performances from the early 1970s included the ...
Indonesian installation, video and performance artist and writer. Arahmaiani graduated from the Fine Art Department of Bandung Institute of Technology in 1983 and then continued her studies at the Paddington Art School, Sydney (1985–6) before attending the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving (AKI), Enschede (...
Japanese painter, performance artist, and film maker, active in the USA. He studied medicine and mathematics at Tokyo University (1954–8) and art at the Musashino College of Art in Tokyo, holding his first one-man exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo in ...
American computer artist, performance artist, video artist, installation artist, composer, sculptor, and printmaker. He graduated in 2000 from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he originally studied classical guitar but later switched to the technology of music. At Oberlin he also met Paul B. Davis with whom he formed the Beige Programming Ensemble in ...
American alternative artist organization active in San Francisco between 1975 and 1995. Founded in 1975 as La Mamelle, the organization promoted conceptual, primarily time-based artist activities including performance art, video art, correspondence art, and artists’ use of new technologies. From 1976 the organization was located in a South of Market loft at 70 12th Street in San Francisco. The space featured a large performance area and gallery, bookstore, video viewing facility, and a growing archive and collection documenting alternative art activities. As an educational non-profit organization, its doors were open to students as well as curators seeking information about artist activities that were taking place outside mainstream museums and commercial galleries. In ...
Austrian painter, writer, film maker and musician. While still at school he wrote short novels and songs, drew comic strips, composed pieces for ocarina and piano and was three times Austrian junior national yachting champion. From 1957 to 1963 he was a student at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. His sensual pictures, which express a totally egocentric personality, sparkle with lively imagination. They incorporate the idea of metamorphosis as a consistent leitmotif and are therefore always undergoing a process of transformation. The idea of beauty, as part of a wide-ranging aesthetic view of the world, often forms the core of his artistic statements and is the basis of his numerous actions....
Italian, 20th – 21st century, female.
Active in New York.
Born 1969, in Genoa.
Performance artist, installation artist, video artist, photographer.
Beecroft attended the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti Pittura in Genoa from 1987 to 1988 and then went on to study directing at the Accademia di Belle Arti de Brera ...
Canadian First Nations (Anishinaabe), 20th century, female.
Born 22 March 1960, in Upsala (Ontario).
Performance artist, installation artist, sculptor, video artist.
Rebecca Belmore was sent from her home to attend high school in Thunder Bay (Ontario), where she was billeted with a non-Aboriginal family. She graduated from the experimental art programme at Toronto’s Ontario College of Art and Design in ...
French, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1966, in Lille.
Installation artist, photographer, video artist, film producer, writer, musician.
Stéphane Bérard lives and works in Haute-Provence. Both poet and sculptor, he casts a quizzical and ironic eye on the flotsam of everyday life. His inventions include the ...
Swiss, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in Zurich and New York.
Born 1970, in Schaffhausen.
Installation artist, video artist, photographer, performance artist.
Olaf Breuning originally trained as a photographer before going on to do a degree at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Zurich. He won a travel bursary to the USA in ...
Established in 2009, New York (New York), United States.
The Bruce High Quality Foundation is an anonymous artist collective that creates installations, videos, paintings, sculptures, performances, and exhibitions. The founding members keep their identities anonymous but are known to be a group of male artists who met while obtaining their undergraduate degrees at the Cooper Union in the late 1990s. The foundation is known for its tongue-in-cheek works, which use canonical art works as the basis for humorous, prank-style images and performances: in ...
Austrian performance artist, draughtsman, painter and film maker. He studied commercial graphic art at the Akademie für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna between 1957 and 1960. Following visits to Spain and the Venice Biennale of 1960, he started to paint gestural abstractions and came into contact with the Austrian painter Alfons Schilling (...