Suzanne Lacy

Suzanne Lacy is an internationally renowned pioneer of social practice and feminist art. Her performances, video and photographic installations, critical writing, and public practice, address sexual violence, gender, poverty, incarceration, labor, and aging. One of the Los Angeles performance artists who shaped art of social engagement in the 1970s, she has more recently created projects involving hundreds of performers with Contemporary Art Center, Quito, Ecuador, 2015; Creative Time, NYC, 2013; Manchester Art Gallery, UK, 2013; Tate Modern, London, 2013; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, 2010; and in Oakland, CA, 1991-2000. Her works are in the collections of MoCA Los Angeles, Tate Modern, and the Hammer Museum (Three Weeks in May). A co-founder of the Women’s Building in Los Angeles, she was Dean of Fine Arts at California College of the Arts, 1987-97, and Chair of Fine Arts, Otis College, 2002-06, where she pioneered and chaired MFA program in Public Practice, 2007-16. opens in a new window