Since the beginning of her career in Belgrade during the early 1970s, Marina Abramovic
has pioneered performance art, creating some of the form’s most important early works.
Abramovic was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale.
In 2010, Abramovic had her first major U.S. retrospective and simultaneously performed
for over 700 hours in The Artist is Present at the Museum of Modern Art in New
York. In 2014, she completed the three-month performance 512 Hours at the Ser pentine
Galler y in London. Abramovic founded the Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI),
a platform for immaterial and long durational work to create new possibilities for
collaboration among thinkers of all fields.