Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Marina Abramović (Serbian Cyrillic: Марина Абрамовић, pronounced [marǐːna abrǎːmoʋitɕ]; born November 30, 1946) is a Serbian conceptual and performance artist, philanthropist, writer, and filmmaker. Her work explores body art, endurance art and feminist art, the relationship between the performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Being active for over four decades, Abramović refers to herself as the "grandmother of performance art". She pioneered a new notion of identity by bringing in the participation of observers, focusing on "confronting pain, blood, and physical limits of the body". In 2007, she founded the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI), a non-profit foundation for performance art.
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Introduction
Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade (1965–70) before completing her post-diploma studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, in 1972. Her first significant performances began in 1973 and established a practice of exploring the physical limits of the human body. From 1976-1989 she worked in collaboration with Frank Uwe Laysiepen, known and Ulay. In 2010 she was the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, titled The Artist is Present.
Nationalities
Serbian, Yugoslav
Gender
Female
Roles
Artist, Installation Artist, Performance Artist, Sculptor, Video Artist
Names
Marina Abramović, Marina Abramovic
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