Vanessa Beecroft  (Italian, 1969) 

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Vanessa Beecroft (Italian, b.1965) is a Contemporary artist whose performances, photographs, and paintings have attracted critical acclaim as well as controversial criticism. Beecroft studied at the Civico Liceo Artistico Nicolo’ Barabino (from 1983 to 1987) and the Accademia Ligustica Di Belle Arti (from 1987 to 1988) in Genoa and the Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Brera (from 1988 to 1993) in Milan. Titling her performances sequentially with her initials, her first performance VB01 took place in Milan in 1993. Featured at the center of the exhibition was her own “food diary,” the Book of Food, surrounded by near-motionless female nude models. This presentation became the original archetype for her performances and the exploration of narcissism, voyeurism, politics, eating disorders, the female form, and the female gaze. After arranging her models into a tableau vivant, most of which echo figural arrangements seen in classical Western Art, Beecroft then documented the performance through photography and film. Since VB01, Beecroft has staged over 60 performances at numerous institutions that include the Guggenheim Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Andrea Rosen Gallery, and Moma P.S. 1 in New York, NY, the Venice Biennial and Galleria d'Arte Moderna, in Bologna, Italy, as well as the Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London. She has collaborated with prominent fashion designers, such as Miuccia Prada and Tom Ford, and most recently with the singer Kanye West. Her latest performance, VB70, took place in 2011 at the Lia Rumma Galleries in Milan and Naples, with sculptures from the project, titled VBMARMI, appearing at the Venice Biennial. She now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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Vanessa Beecroft, Untitled

 

Vanessa Beecroft
Untitled
1999

Gallery Schlesinger
Vanessa Beecroft, Vb62.028.nt Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Palermo, Italy

 

Vanessa Beecroft
Vb62.028.nt Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Palermo, Italy
2008

Rosenbaum Contemporary
Vanessa Beecroft, vb62.017

 

Vanessa Beecroft
vb62.017
2008

Rosenbaum Contemporary
Vanessa Beecroft, Frammento 5

 

Vanessa Beecroft
Frammento 5
2010-2011

Galleria Lia Rumma
Vanessa Beecroft, Vale Rosso Francia

 

Vanessa Beecroft
Vale Rosso Francia
2010

Galleria Lia Rumma
Vanessa Beecroft, Miki Torso Nero

 

Vanessa Beecroft
Miki Torso Nero
2011

Galleria Lia Rumma
Vanessa Beecroft, Untitled

 

Vanessa Beecroft
Untitled
1999

ClampArt
Vanessa Beecroft, VB58.026.TS

 

Vanessa Beecroft
VB58.026.TS
2005

Galleria Lia Rumma
Vanessa Beecroft, VB 27 vb27.062.vb Gallerie Analix, Geneva Switzerland

 

Vanessa Beecroft
VB 27 vb27.062.vb Gallerie Analix, Geneva Switzerland
1997

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Vanessa Beecroft, VB43 Gagosian Gallery Londra

 

Vanessa Beecroft
VB43 Gagosian Gallery Londra, 2000
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Vanessa Beecroft, Senza titolo VB35

 

Vanessa Beecroft
Senza titolo VB35, 1998
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Vanessa Beecroft, VB35 performance

 

Vanessa Beecroft
VB35 performance, 1998
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1969   Born: Genoa, Italy
1983 - 1987   Civico Liceo Artistico Nicol Barabino Architettura, Genoa
1987 - 1988   Accademia Ligustica Di Belle Arti Pittura, Genoa
1988 - 1993   Accademia di Belle Arti, Brera (Stage Design), Milan, Italy
  Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
2008   Gravity, Coleccion Ernesto Esposito, ARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz
2007   Les Fleurs du Mal, ARCOS - Museo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento
2006   Busy Going Crazy, the Sylvio Perlstein Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris
2005   Altre Lilith. Le Vestali dell¡¯arte-Terzo Millennio, Scuderie Aldobrandini per l¡¯Arte (a cura di/curated by R. Zozzini, G. Serusi), Frascati, Italy
2005   Seven¡­ Everything goes to hell, Palazzo Pretorio (a cura di/curated by M. Sciaccaluga), Certaldo, Italy
2005   Radical-She, Gosh (a cura di/curated by H. Marsala), Riesi, Italy
2005   Clotheslines: Art, Clothing, Identity, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe
2005   Lo sguardo italiano, Rotonda della Besana (a cura di/curated by M.L. Frisa, F. Bonami, A. Mattirolo), Milano, Italy
2005   VB 55, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
2005   VB 53, Tepidarium - Giardino dell¡¯Orticultura, Firenze, Italy
2005   VB 53, Massimo Minini Gallery, Brescia, Italy
2005   VB 52, Galleria Lia Rumma, Napoli, Italy
2004   Fashination, Moderna Museet, Stoccolma, Sweden
2004   Her Bodies. Cindy Sherman & Vanessa Beecroft, Arario Gallery, Cheonan-si, Korea
2004   La dolce vita. Filmprogramm, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
2004   Cold Play, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland
2003   Il quarto sesso. Il territorio estremo dell¡¯adolescenza, Stazione Leopolda, Firenze, Italy
2003   M_ARS ¨C Kunst und krieg, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
2003   VB 52 , Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
2003   VB 51, Cosmic Galerie, Paris, France
2003   Rassegna Video, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy
2002   VB 50, S0Š0o Paulo Biennial, S0Š0o Paulo, Brazil
2002   VB 45/VB 48, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
2002   Vanessa Beecroft. Ponti Sister, Lawing Gallery, Hoston, Texas
2002   Vanessa Beecroft: VB46 Photographs, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002   Galleria Lia Rumma, Milano, Italy
2002   De Gustibus. Collezione Privata Italia, Palazzo delle Papesse (a cura di/curated by A.B. Oliva, S. Risaliti), Siena, Italy
2001   Shortcuts, Dakis Joannou Collection, The Nicosia Municipal Arts Center, Athens, Greece; associated with the Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, The Deste Foundation, and The Laiki Group Cultural Center
2001   Stratagies, Museo d¡¯arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
2001   Le Muse Inquietanti, Centro Comunale d¡¯Arte Contemoranea Pino Pascali, Comune di Polignano a Mare, Italy
2001   Camera Italia, Associazione Culturale Vistamare (a cura di/curated by G. Di Pietrantonio), Pescara, Italy
2001   Invasione Italiana, Montevergini Galleria Civica Arte Contemporanea (a cura di/curated by S. Lacagnina), Siracusa, Italy
2001   Stars, Loft Arte, Valdagno, Italy
2001   Subject Plural, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
2001   Uncommon Threads, Cornell University, Ithica, New York
2001   Beautiful Productions, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
2001   Arte Contempor¨¢neo Internacional, Instituto National de Bellas Artes, Sala Jos¨¦ Juan Tablada, museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico
2001   Metamorphosis and Clones, Muse d¡¯Art Contemporain de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2001   Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2001   Bodily Acts, Center for Curitorial Studies at Bard College, New York
2001   Museet for Samtidskunst; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
2001   Form Follows Fiction; Forma e finzione nell¡¯arte di oggi, Museo d¡¯Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
2001   Exposure. Recent Acquisitions The Doron Sebbag Art Collection,ORS, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2001   Tirana Biennale, Curator, Tirana, Albania
2001   La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2001   VB 48, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy
2001   Monet¡¯s Legacy Series; Order and Obsession, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2001   VB 47, Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy
2001   VB 46, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2001   Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
2001   VB 39/VB 42, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, Franc
2001   VB 39/VB 42, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
2001   VB 45, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2001   Vanessa Beecroft, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
2000   One Film for One Screen, Institut d'art Contemporain Collection Frac Rh0‹0ne-Alpes, Frac Rh0‹0ne-Alpes, France
2000   In Covent Garden, Lisson Gallery, London
2000   Performing Bodies, Tate Modern, London
2000   Projection 24/7, The Standard, Los Angeles, CA
2000   The 12th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2000   Art & Facts, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
2000   Conversione di Saulo, Palazzo Odescalchi (a cura di/curated by S. Sarra), Rome, Italy
2000   VB42 Intrepid - The Silent Service, Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum New York, NY
2000   Deitch Projects New York, NY
2000   VB 43, Gagosian Gallery London, England
1999   Spiral TV, Walcoal Art Center Tokyo, Japan
1999   Galleria Massimo Minini Brescia, Italy
1999   Unheimlich, Fotomuseum Winterthur Winterthur, Switzerland
1999   The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
1999   Galerie Deux Tokyo, Japan
1999   Museum of Contemporary Arts Sidney, Australia
1999   Galerie Analix Forever Geneva, Switzerland
1999   Heaven, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany
1999   Photography Salon, Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art Tucson, AZ
1999   Passagen, Center for Contemporary Art Linkoping, Sweden
1998   Fondation Cartier pour l' Art Contemporain Paris, France
1998   Then and Now, Lisson Gallery London, England
1998   Exterminating Angel, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot Paris, France
1998   Encyclopedia 1999, Turner & Runyon Dallas, TX
1998   Kritische Elegantie, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens Deurle, Belgium
1998   Video Store, Bricks + Kicks Wien, Austria
1998   FIAC pas FIAC- le theatre de l'amour, Galerie Analix Forever Paris, France
1998   Veronica's Revenge, From Man Ray to Matthew Barney, The Prague City Gallery Prague, Czech Republic
1998   Photgraphy as Concept, Fourth Internati, Galerie der Statd Esslingen Esslingen, Germany
1998   Male Female, Palazzo Abatellis Palermo, Italy
1998   Helmut Newton, Vanessa Beecroft, Alix Lambert, Espace Lausannois d'Art Contemporain Lausanne, Switzerland
1998   Exterminating Angel, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot Paris, France
1998   Millenovecento, Galerie Analix Forever Belluno, Italy
1998   Mill neuf cent, Galerie Analix Forever Geneva, Switzerland
1998   Wounds; Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden
1998   Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst Leiptzig, Germany
1998   Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
1998   Gallery Axel Mornel Stockholm, Sweden
1998   Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden
1998   Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot Paris, France
1997   Galleria Il Capricorno Venice, Italy
1997   Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) London, England
1997   Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston, MA
1997   Enterprise, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston, MA
1997   Some Kind of Heaven, South London Gallery London, England
1997   Fracturing the Gaze, Lawing Gallery Houston, TX
1997   Galerie Analix Forever Geneva, Switzerland
1997   Galleria Lia Rumma Naples, Italy
1997   Galerie Jean Bernier Athens, Greece
1997   Kunstmuseum Milwaukee, WI
1997   Staattisches Museum Abteiberg Monchengladbach, Germany
1997   II Biennial, Site Santa Fe, NM
1997   FRAC, Le Nouveau Museum Lyon, France
1997   XLVII Espozisione Internazionale d'Arte, Venice Biennial Venice, Italy
1997   Heaven, P.S. 1 Museum Long Island City, NY
1997   Fatto in Italia, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) London, England
1997   Vanessa Beecroft, Diana Thater, Tracey Moffat, Staatisches Museum Abteiberg Munchengladbach, Germany
1997   Display, The Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall Copenhagen, Denmark
1997   Persona X, Salzburger Kunstverein Salzburg, Austria
1997   Truce, Site Santa Fe, New Mexico
1997   Identita', FRAC, Le Nouveau Museum Lyon, France
1997   1 Minute Scenario, Le Printemps de Cahors, Fondation Cartier Cahors, France
1997   Future Present Past, BV97 XL VII Venice Biennial Venice, Italy
1997   Partito Preso Internazionale, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna Rome, Italy
1997   504, Zentrum fur Kunst, Medien und Design Braunschweig, Germany
1997   Fatto in Italia, Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland
1997   Vanessa Beecroft, Jennifer Bornstein, Martin Kersels & Gillian Wearing, S.L. Simpson Gallery Toronto, Canada
1997   World Speak Dumb, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery Victoria, Australia
1997   Odisseo, Bari, Italy
1997   Veronica's Revenge, Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland
1997   Ein Stedik vom himmel, Numnberg Kunsthalle Numnberg, Germany
1997   Arte Italiano, ultimi quarrant'anni, materiali anomali, Galleria d'Arte Moderna Bologna, Italy
1997   Young and Restless, Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1997   The Name of the Place, Casey Kaplan Gallery New York, NY
1996   Deitch Projects New York, NY
1996   ID, Stedelijk Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven, The Netherlands (cat)
1996   Traffic, CAPC Museum d'Art Contemporain Bordeaux, France
1996   Conversation Piece II, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Philadelphia, PA
1996   Persona, The Renaissance Society Chicago, IL
1996   Fri Art, Centre d'Art Contemporain Fribourg, Switzerland
1996   Galleria Massimo De Carlo Milan, Italy
1996   Galerie Analix Forever Geneva, Switzerland
1996   Stedelijk Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1996   Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Ludwig Museum Cologne, Germany
1996   Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot Paris, France
1996   Campo 96, Konst Museet Malmo, Sweden
1996   The Scream, Arken Musuem of Modern Art Isheum, Denmark
1996   Persona, Kunsthalle Basel Basel, Switzerland
1996   Beige, Saga Basement Copenhagen, Denmark
1996   Galery Tre Stockholm, Sweden
1996   Push-ups, The Factory Athens, Greece
1996   To die by one's own hand, Link Bologna, Italy
1995   Soire Nomades, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain Paris, France
1995   Vides et films d'artistes, Ateliers d'Artistes de la ville de Marseille Marseille, France
1995   Campo 95, Corderie dell Arsenale Venice, Italy
1995   Aperto Italia 95, Trevi Flash Art museum Trevi, Italy
1995   Fuori Uso 1995, Ex Aurum Pescara, Italy
1995   Anni 90, Arte a Milano, Palazzo delle Stelline Milan, Italy
1995   AAVV XXII Arte ed Architettura, Pescara Italy
1995   This is Today (Trailer), Mediapark Cologne, Germany
1995   Galerie Analix Forever Geneva, Switzerland
1994   P.S. 1 Museum Long Island City, NY
1994   Galleria Massimo De Carlo Milan, Italy
1994   Winter of Love, P.S.1 Museum Long island City, NY
1994   Soggetto-Soggetto, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Turin, Italy
1994   Prima Linea, Trevi Flash Art museum Trevi, Italy
1994   Andrea Rosen Gallery. New York, NY
1993   VHS, Milan, Italy
1993   Nuova ingegneria per l'Osservazione, Villa Montalvo Prato, Italy