Introduction
Bastiaan Johan Christiaan "Bas Jan" Ader (born 19 April 1942 – disappeared 1975) was a Dutch conceptual artist, performance artist, photographer and filmmaker. He had lived in Los Angeles, California for the last twelve years of his life. His work was in many instances presented as photographs and film of his performances. He made performative installations, including Please Don't Leave Me (1969). Ader was lost at sea in 1975, attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean from the US to England in the smallest boat ever. His deserted vessel was found off the coast of Ireland on 18 April 1976, offering few clues as to his fate.
Wikidata
Q2479548
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Introduction
Ader moved to the United States in 1963 and studied art at the Otis Art Institute, graduating with a BFA in 1965 and Claremont Graduate School, focusing on art and philosophy, earning an MFA in 1967. He later taught at the University of California, Irvine. He documented his actions with film and photography, using his own body as the subject. In 1975 he attempted to sail from Massachusetts to Falmouth, England as part of a piece he called 'In Search of the Miraculous,' and was lost at sea.
Nationality
Dutch
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Conceptual artist, Photographer
Names
Bas Jan Ader, Basjan Ader, Bastiaan Johan Christiaan Ader
ULAN
500074847
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