Drawing on her life experience, Lorraine O’Grady will respond to questions on ageing generated by a public open call. This intimate performance is a rare opportunity for you to experience this extraordinary work.
To have your questions on ageing – from the practical to the philosophical – considered by artist Lorraine O’Grady for this event, please send an email to PublicProgrammes@tate.org.uk with the subject line ‘Ask Me Anything About Ageing’ by 8 November 2016.
About Lorraine O’Grady
O’Grady first identified as an artist when she was in her forties, making her first public artwork in 1980 after previous careers as an intelligence analyst for the US government, a literature translator, and a rock critic. O’Grady’s performance Mlle Bourgeoise Noire (1980–83) has long been considered a landmark of identity-based institutional critique, and widespread recognition of her importance as a Conceptual artist has grown over the last decade. Often employing her own autobiography to consider black female subjectivities and identity construction within the social and political structures of art and the world at large, O’Grady brings sharp focus to the experience of aging.