With a career spanning over 60 years of invention, provocation, and canonical contributions to Postwar Art, Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in painting, photography, performance, film, video, mixed media, and installations. A pioneer of feminist performance who has transformed the very definition of art, Schneemann creates work that is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, and the body of the artist in relation to the social body.Read More
Her critically acclaimed retrospective, Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting, debuted at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria and travelled to the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany and MoMA PS1, New York. Other major solo exhibitions include the multi-part Carolee Schneemann Residency at The Artist's Institute at Hunter College, New York; Carolee Schneemann: Then and Now, which traveled from the Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France to the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; and Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz. In 2017, Schneemann was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 57th Venice Biennale. Schneemann's work is included in major museum collections around the world including the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Spain; Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; Tate Modern, England; Centre Pompidou, France; and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Born in Fox Chase, Pennsylvania, in 1939, the artist currently lives and works in upstate New York.
Text courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co. New York.
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