Eleanor Antin

Eleanor Antin (USA, b. 1935) uses fictional characters, autobiography and narrative to invent histories. In her performance-based video works, Antin uses role-playing and artifice as conceptual devices, adopting archetypal personae in her theatrical dramatizations of identity and representation. Antin was recently included in America Is Hard To See (2015), at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; and the ICA/Boston, among others. Antin has also participated in many group exhibitions, at venues such as the Brooklyn Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany; Zacheta National gallery of Art, Warsaw Poland; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Museum of Conteporary Art, Sydney Australia, for the 2002 Sydney Biennale; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., and the 37th Venice Biennale. In 1999, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art held a major retrospective of Antin's work, which traveled to the Washington University Gallery of Art in St. Louis, Missouri and the UK. Antin has recieved an Honorary Doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Caucus for Art of the College Art Association (2006); and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1997). Eleanor Antin lives and works in San Diego, where she is an emeritus professor at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).