Marina Abramovic

born 1946


Marina Abramović (Serbian Cyrillic: Марина Абрамовић, pronounced [marǐːna abrǎːmoʋitɕ]; born November 30, 1946) is a Serbian performance artist, writer and art film director and producer. Her work explores body art, endurance art and feminist art, the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Being active for over four decades, Abramović refers to herself as the "grandmother of performance art". She pioneered a new notion of identity by bringing in the participation of observers, focusing on "confronting pain, blood, and physical limits of the body".

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Marina Abramović Think like an artist

Some wise words on art and creativity from the mind of artist Marina Abramović

Twitter with Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović answers your questions

Marina Abramović: Presence, energy and endurance

The artist tests the limits of the human body with performances lasting hours, days or weeks


Interview: Tehching Hsieh and Marina Abramović in conversation

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