Vanessa Beecroft’s work has been shown internationally since 1993, and often presents provocative social commentary and critique.
Best known for her conceptual performance art that often references historical, political or social associations at the place in which the installation is held, her work captivates audiences and encourages them to live in the events and create their own ephemeral composition.
According to Jeffrey Deitch “Vanessa Beecroft is one of the rare artists who invented a new way to make a work of art. Ninety- nine percent of artists are treading ground that’s already well established, they are making small innovations, and then there are very rare artists who come up with a whole new concept of how to make a work of art and expand our sense of what a work of art can be. Vanessa Beecroft has done that.”
Selected Exhibitions and Performances:
VB 82, Certosa di Padula, Padula, Italy (2017); Vanessa Beecroft: Selected Polaroids 1993 – 2016, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy (2016); VB 79, The New York Academy of Arts, NYC, USA (2016); VB 78 PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (2016); VB 77, Yeezy 3, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA (2016); Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (2015); Expo 2015, Milan, Italy (2015); Art Basel, Miami, Florida, USA (2014); VB74, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Arts, Rome, Italy (2014); VB 73, Colony Club, New York, NY (2014); VB 72, Art Basel, Miami, Florida, USA (2013); VB 70, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy (2011); VB 68, MMK, Frankfurt, Germany (2010); VB 66, Mercato Ittico, Naples, Italy (2010); VB 65, PAC, Milan, Italy (2009); VB 62, Spasimo, Palermo, Italy (2008); VB 61, Pescheria di Rialto, Venice, Italy (2007); Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2007); VB 59, The National Gallery, London, UK (2006); VB 55, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (2005); Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany (2004); VB52, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy (2003); VB 50, Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2002); VB 48, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy (2001); VB 47, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (2001); VB 35, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (1998); VB08, MoMa P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, USA (1994).
Vanessa Beecroft: Selected Polaroids 1993-2016 (Exhibition Catalog, Palazzo Reale, 2016); Vanessa Beecroft, VB65 PAC, (Electa, 2009); VB62 Spasimo, Palermo (Electa, 2009); Vanessa Beecroft Disegni e Pitture 1993–2007 (Electa, 2007); Vanessa Beecroft: Photographs, Films, Drawings (Hatje Cantz, 2004); Vanessa Beecroft Performances 1993–2003 (Skira, 2003); VB08–36 Vanessa Beecroft Performances (Hatje Cantz, 2000).