Eleanor Antin American, b. 1935

Eleanor Antin is a key figure emerging from the Conceptual art movements of the 1970s. Today as an octogenarian artist, she remains one of the world's leading Feminist artists. Her ground-breaking practice spans five decades and has covered themes surrounding identity, gender, autobiography, class and social structures. Antin's multi-disciplinary approach includes installation, painting, drawing, writing and most notably photography and performance. 


Over the last 50 years Antin has performed and exhibited her work internationally. She has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including 'Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin's "Selves"', ICA, Boston, MA (2014); 'Eleanor Antin: Historical Takes', San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, CA (2008); 'Eleanor Antin: Real Time Streaming', Arnolfini, Bristol, UK and Mead Gallery, Warwick, UK (2001); 'Eleanor Antin Retrospective', Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (1999); and 'Eleanor Antin: Selections from the Angel of Mercy', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (1997). In 1975, her seminal exhibition 100 Boots was debuted at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. 


As a performance artist, she has appeared in venues all around the world, including the 37th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Italy (2005) and The Sydney Opera House, Australia (2002). Her work is included in many important public collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the Jewish Museum; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, amongst others. She has recently revisited and recreated one of her most important early works, CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture, for the exhibition 'Time's Arrow' at LACMA in May 2019, touring to the Art Institute of Chicago in August 2019. 

Most recently, Antins work has been featured in the Chrysalis: The Butterfly Dream exhibition at the Centre D'art Contemporain Geneve in January 2023. An exhibition surrounding the transformations that occur within and around us, life's constant change.