Joan Jonas

Information about Joan Jonas

1936, New York, USA

About Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas (*1936 in New York, USA) has significantly influenced the history and the understanding of performance and video. Jonas’s constant exploration of the interdisciplinary possibilities of art has made her a crucial point of reference for young generations of artists. She received a BA from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1958, and an MFA in sculpture from Columbia University, New York, in 1965. Her work has been exhibited internationally, with recent solo exhibitions at Dia Art Foundation (2021), Thyssen-Bornemisza Museo Nacional, Madrid (2021),  Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2020), Ocean Space, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art 21, Venice, (2019); the Tate Modern, London (2018); Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2019) among many othersJonas represented the United States at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015 and received the Kyoto Prize in 2018. Jonas is Professor Emerita at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

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Joan Jonas

Exhibition, 9.9.22 — 29.1.23