Introduction
Ulay (real name Frank Uwe Laysiepen German: [fʁaŋk ˈuːvə laɪˈziːpn̩]; born November 30, 1943 in Solingen, Germany) is an artist based in Amsterdam and Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 1971, he is known in artistic circles as Ulay, a pseudonym that combines the initial of his name with the first syllable of his surname. Ulay received international recognition through his radical actions and Polaroid works from the early seventies, followed by the collaborative performances with Marina Abramović (Relation Works 1976-1988) and his photographic experiments from the 1990s until today. His artistic trajectory amounts to a radical and historically unique oeuvre, situated at the intersection of photography and the conceptually oriented approaches towards performance and body art.
Wikidata
Q69562
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Introduction
Ulay studied engineering between 1957 and 1961. From 1962 to 1968 he studied photography. From 1976 to 1989 he worked collaboratively with Marina Abramović. He has lived and worked in Amsterdam since 1968.
Nationality
German
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Performance artist
Names
Ulay, Frank Uwe Laysiepen, Uwe Laysiepen, F. Uwe Laysiepen
ULAN
500115968
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