Born 1969, Genoa, Italy; lives in New York City.
Somewhere between classical architecture and contemporary performance art stands the work of Vanessa Beecroft. Her controversial stagings of nude or semi-nude women in museum spaces raise questions of conformity and feminist politics and, in fact, are based in part on her past struggles with eating disorders. Beecroft’s talent was discovered when she was quite young in her native Italy. She now resides in New York where she has proven herself to be one of the most interesting and provocative newcomers to the contemporary art scene.
Selected Collections and Exhibitions:
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland