Joan Jonas's Biography
Joan Jonas (born 1936) is an American visual artist and a pioneer of video and performance art. She is best known for her experimental and interdisciplinary approach to art making, combining video, installation, performance, and drawing to create works that explore the relationship between humans and the natural and built environment. Her works often explore themes related to memory, identity, and environment. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and her work has been featured in many major international art institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Tate Modern in London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Jonas has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale in 2009. She currently lives and works in New York City.