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Artist Details

Biography

Photography and performance artist Frank Uwe Laysiepen, known professionally as Ulay, was born in 1943 in Soligen, Germany. He has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including Ulay in Photography, Galerie Fotomania, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (1997); Ulay Life-Sized, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany (2016); and ULAY WAS HERE, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2021). He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including Live to Air/Artists' Sound Works, The Tate Gallery, London, UK (1982); Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (1998); and What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2016).

Ulay died in 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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