Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Marina Abramović

Artist body/ Public Body

LECTURE
30 June 2001
Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti

Marina Abramović

Artist body/ Public Body

Marina Abramović (b. 1946, Belgrade, Serbia) lives and works in New York. She began her career as performance artist in the early 1970s. Active for over four decades, her work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Working in a wide range of media, she is best known for her provocative performance works, employing her own body as both subject and medium. Between 1976 and 1988, Abramović collaborated with German photographer and performance artist Ulay to create performance works that explore such binaries as male and female, active and passive, through the execution of repetitive, exhausting, and often painful actions. Abramović has continued to work independently since then, staging performative works that increasingly demand viewer involvement.

Abramović was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale. In 2008, she was decorated with the Austrian Commander Cross for her contribution to art history.

Please rotate your phone

We use cookies