Performance art, artists

Performance art, performance artists; an index of websites

Subject categories on this page
  1. Performance art collectives
  2. Performance Artists

See also: Installation Art

A Performance Art Index
Includes a definition of performance art.

’10 Contemporary Performance Artists You Should Know About’, by Marina Galperina.

Guerrilla Girls
Political performance art from New York.

The Guardian section on performance art, with news of performances.

Performa is a multidisciplinary non-profit arts organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century. Part of Performa’s mission is to present a biennial of visual art performance in New York City that illuminates the critical role of performance in the history of art as well as its enormous significance in the international world of contemporary art.

The Tate Gallery database of performance artists and collectives, with event dates.

Wikipedia entries on performance artists.

Performance art collectives *

25 Performance Artists/ Collective Directorships, from The Goethe-Institut.

Performance artist collectives, a list from Wikipedia.

Trillium Performing Arts Collective

Trillium Performing Arts Collective

Flocks & Shoals Performance Art Collective

Zierle and Carter, Live Art and Performance Art, UK

CACTUS (en) performance art collective

77 Stolen Fish performing arts collective BERLIN

Kaleidoscope Collective Performing Arts Company

Boundless Arts Performance Collective (BAPC)

Daurden Arts

Performance Artists *

Abramović, Marina

Marina Abramovic
Wikipedia entry.

Marina Abramovic Institute

MoMA. Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present

Marina Abramović Made Me Cry

Marina Abramović’s performance art. Articles in The New Yorker

Sean Kelly Gallery. Marina Abramović 

Marina Abramovic. Articles at The Guardian.

Anderson, Laurie

Laurie Anderson
Wikipedia entry.

Laurie Anderson website.

Gilbert and George

Gilbert and George
Some things about art and cities.

Gilbert and George
BBC News article.

Gilbert and George
Guggenheim Collection

Women in theatre and performance art.

Acconci, Vito

Vito Acconci website.
Acconci video art.
The 0 TO 9 archive.
Vito Acconci.

Beuys, Joseph

Joseph Beuys

Chicago, Judy

Judy Chicago
Judy Chicago homepage, Through the Flower.

Fischer, Urs

The Urs Fischer website.
Urs Fischer. The New Yorker, an article by Calvin Tompkins.
Urs Fischer. Palazzxo Grassi, Venice. Artinfo

Gallacco, Anya

Gallacco, Anya. Anya Gallaccio.


Gonzalez-Torres, Felix. Feliz Gonzalez-Torres
Artcyclopedia directory of art museums displaying work by Felix Gonzales-Torres.

Holzer, Jenny

Jenny Holzer. Adaweb

Horn, Rebecca

Horn, Rebecca. Rebecca Horn Homepage
Rebecca Horn. Two Rebecca Horn works at the Guggenheim Museum.
Biography of Rebecca Horn at Tate Modern.

Irwin, Robert

Robert Irwin

Julien, Isaac

Isacc Julien, British film and installation artist.

Kaprow, Allan

Allan Kaprow

Kruger, Barbara

Barbara Kruger. Biography, interviews, essays, artworks.
Barbara Kruger, a website.
Barbara Kruger
Broad Art Foundation
A Barbara Kruger criticism page.

Laib, Wolfgang

Wolfgang Laib
47th International Art Exhibition, Venice 1997

Messager, Annette

Annette Messager Online
Annette Messager. Interview
Annette Messager. ArtFacts
Annette Messager. MOMA
Annette Messager Tate Gallery

Nauman, Bruce

Nauman, Bruce. Bruce Nauman
Art museums displaying works by Bruce Nauman.
Biography, interviews, essays, artwork images and video clips
PBS2004 interview from Frieze.Bruce Nauman. ArtfactsBruce Nauman
Video Data Bank

Nitsch, Hermann

Nitsch, Hermann. Hermann Nitsch

Oursler, Tony

Oursler, Tony. Tony Oursler, official website.
Tony Oursler. Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Tony Oursler. Metro Pictures
Tony Oursler. Lisson Gallery

Sierra, Santiago

Sierra, Santiago. Santiago Sierra
Santiago Sierra Venice Biennale

Turrell, James

Turrell, James. James Turrell
Artcyclopedia list of art museums.
James Turrell
The Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Turrel, Roden Crater, an envionmental piece.

Tyson, Keith

Tyson, Keith. Keith Tyson. BBC profile.

Viola, Bill

Viola, Bill. Bill Viola website.

Walker, Kara

Walker, Kara. Kara Walker
Silhouettes and cuts outs by Kara Walker. Artcyclopedia.
Kara Walker. Guggenheim Berlin

Weiner, Lawrence

Weiner, Lawrence. Lawrence Weiner
Lawrence Weiner
Directory of art museums holding works by Lawrence Weiner. Artcyclopedia.

Whiteread, Rachel

Whiteread, Rachel. Rachel Whiteread
Works by Rachel Whiteread on the internet.
Rachel Whiteread. Zing Magazine

Lee, Goghwen

Lee, Goghwen. Goghwen Lee
Korean installation and performance artist.

Leonelli, Dante. Dante Leonelli
Documents the work of artist from the 60s to the present.

Marcogliese, Catherine

Marcogliese, Catherine
A Canadian installation artist in France. These installations combine photography with organic objects and deal with the subject of nature.

McMillan, Murray and Megan

McMillan, Murray and Megan
Performance installation.

Nicholls, Graham

Nicholls, Graham. Graham Nicholls
Installation art and video by London based artist and film maker. Narrative works by artist who believes all art is a kind of visual autobiography. Flash, videos and still images.

Pinsky, Michael

Pinsky, Michael. Michael Pinsky

Wilson, Robert

Robert Wilson


A list of performance artists, from Wikipedia.

Nitsch, Hermann

Nitsch, Hermann. Hermann Nitsch Homepage

Wilson, Robert

Wilson, Robert. Robert Wilson