Joan Jonas, dOCUMETA 13. Photo by Maria.
A pioneer of video and performance, Joan Jonas (b. 1936, New York City) is a greatly influential figure: from conceptual art to video and experimental theater. Trained as a sculptor, Jonas moved into performance and film in the 1960s, subverting mediated images to question the self, portraiture, and the representation of the body. Her seminal video works in the 1970s pushed her investigation further and addressed issues of gender and feminism. Since the late 1970s, investigating ideas of ritual, process, and repetition, Jonas has developed a large body of work exploring the potentialities of drawing. Since the 1960s, Jonas has extensively exhibited throughout the world. Recent major shows include solo and group shows MoMA, New York; Le Plateau and Jeu de Paume, Paris; Queens Museum of Art in New York City, and Museum Carillo Gil in Mexico City. She was included in the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), 28th Sao Paulo Biennial (2008), and major touring exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007-8).
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