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American, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 18 June 1960, in New York City.

Performance artist, writer, art historian, curator. Multimedia, video, film, Internet art. Multiculturalism, feminism.

Coco Fusco studied semiotics at Brown University (1982) and received a MA in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (...


American, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 12 October 1939, in Fox Chase (Pennsylvania).

Performance artist, assemblage artist, installation artist, video artist. Multimedia.

Neo-Dadaism, Feminist Art, Body Art.

Carolee Schneemann received a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, and an MFA from the University of Illinois. She also studied at Columbia University School of Painting and Sculpture, New York; the New School for Social Research; and Universidad de Puebla, Mexico. She has taught at the University of Illinois (...


American, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 19 January 1954 , in Glen Ridge (New Jersey).

Photographer, filmmaker. Figures, portraits.

Neo-Conceptual Art, Appropriation Art (Simulationism), Identity Art (Feminist Art).

In 1972, Cindy Sherman enrolled at the State University of New York at Buffalo, first focusing on painting before discovering the expressive potential in photography. While in college, Sherman began to formulate characters. At first a personal exploration of identity, the characters became the basis of her photographic art. Sherman’s early works were influenced by conceptual and performance artists such as Lynda Benglis and Vito Acconci. To create her photographs, Sherman works alone, acting as model, makeup artist, costume designer, and photographer. Her characters are often suggested to the artist through experimentation with costume, props, and prosthetics that alter and even distort her appearance.

Sherman moved to New York City in 1977 and began work on her first major series. Known as Untitled Film Stills...


British, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1947, in London.

Collage, video, sculpture.

Penny Slinger is known for her surrealist perspective on sexual liberation and self-transgression. She came of age during the 1960s sexual liberation, which has strongly influenced her artistic practice. Singer’s body of work consists of many different mediums including collage, video, and sculpture. She now lives in California.

Slinger graduated from the Chelsea College of Art in 1969, with a thesis based on the work of Max Ernst. Her close relationship with the artist can be credited for the influence European Surrealism plays in her work. Slinger combines the Surrealist’s exploration of self-transgression with subject matter prevalent in the radical counter-culture movements of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as Ancient Egyptian and Tantric mythology and imagery.

The artist first started working with collage novels after making a film homage to Max Ernst’s novel Une Semaine de Bonté (...