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Vanessa Beecroft (born April 25, 1969) is an Italian-born American contemporary performance artist; she also works with photography, video art, sculpture, and painting. Many of her works have made use of professional models, sometimes in large numbers and sometimes naked or nearly so, to stage tableaux vivants. She works in the United States, and is based in Los Angeles as of 2009. Her early work was focused on gender and appeared to be autobiographical; her later work is focused on race. Starting in 2008 she began working with Kanye West on collaborations and commercial projects.
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Known for her staged performances in art spaces that combine theater, fashion, sculpture and architecture, and often feature groups of female stereotypes. Included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial and the 47th Venice Biennale.
Italian, American
Artist, Manufacturer, Installation Artist, Painter, Performance Artist, Photographer, Sculptor, Video Artist
Vanessa Beecroft
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