Marina Abramović, ‘Luminosity ’, 2011-2013, Fondation Beyeler
Marina Abramović, ‘Luminosity ’, 2011-2013, Fondation Beyeler

11 Rooms at the Manchester International Festival in 2011

12 Rooms at the Museum Folkwang during the RUHRTRIENNALE International Arts Festival 2012–14 in 2012.

13 Rooms at Kaldor Public Art Projects during the 27th Kaldor Public Art Project in 2013.

About Marina Abramović

Working in a wide range of media, Marina Abramović is best known for her provocative performance works, employing her own body as both subject and medium. In an early performance entitled Rhythm 10, Abramović repeatedly stabbed the spaces between her fingers with a series of knives, effectively testing the relationship between the mental and physical, and reinterpreting the concept of rhythm. 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, such as her MoMA retrospective, “The Artist Is Present,” in which museum visitors could sit down across from Abramović at a table and engage in a silent exchange with the artist.

Serbian, b. 1946, Belgrade, Serbia, based in New York, NY, United States