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Artist Details

Biography

Performance and installation artist Eleanor Antin was born in 1935 in The Bronx, NY. She received her BA in 1958 in Creative Writing and Art from City College of New York in New York, NY. Antin has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including 100 BOOTS, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1973); Angel of Mercy, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (1981); Eleanor Antin: Historical Takes, San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, CA (2008); Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin’s “Selves,” The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2014); and Eleanor Antin: Time’s Arrow, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2019). She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Art Systems, Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1971); Content: A Contemporary Focus 1974-84, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC (1984); The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (1999); Rene Magritte – Pleasure Principle, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (2011); and Chrysalis: The Butterfly Dream, Centre D’art Contemporain Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland (2023). Antin currently lives and works in San Diego, CA.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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