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Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art and filmmaking. She performs in both English and Japanese. She is known for having been the second wife of singer-songwriter John Lennon of the Beatles.

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Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović is a Serbian performance artist. Her work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Being active for over four decades, Abramović refers to herself as the "grandmother of performance art." She pioneered a new notion of identity by bringing in the participation of observers, focusing on "confronting pain, blood, and physical limits of the body."

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Ann Magnuson

Ann Magnuson is an American actress, performance artist, and nightclub performer. She was described by The New York Times in 1990 as "An endearing theatrical chameleon who has as many characters at her fingertips as Lily Tomlin does".

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Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki is a Japanese recording artist, record producer, actress, model, spokesperson and entrepreneur. Through her entire career, she has written all her lyrical content, produced her own music and has sometimes composed her music.

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Elijah Daniel

Elijah Daniel, is an American comedian, rapper, and author. He became popular online through his comedy on YouTube and social media.

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Candis Cayne

Candis Cayne is an American actress and performance artist.


Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts is a British streaker who has run naked during several international events. Roberts' streaking began when he saw a news report about a female streaker at a 1993 Rugby Sevens game in Hong Kong. After a bet in a bar, he went naked in front of the crowd himself the next day.


Emma Sulkowicz

Emma Sulkowicz is an American performance artist and anti-rape activist who first received media attention for the performance artwork Mattress Performance (2014–2015). The artwork consisted of Sulkowicz, who uses they/them pronouns, carrying a mattress wherever they went on campus during their final year at Columbia University. Sulkowicz said the piece would end when the student whom they alleged had raped them in their dorm room in 2012 was expelled or otherwise left the university. The work was a protest against campus sexual assault and the university's handling of their sexual assault case, in which it had cleared the accused of responsibility.

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Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta was a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her "earth-body" artwork. Born in Havana, Mendieta arrived in the United States as a refugee in 1961.

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Milo Moiré

Milo Moiré is a Swiss conceptual artist and model known for her nude performances and the use of her body in her art. Moiré was born in Switzerland, of Slovak and Spanish origin, but works from Düsseldorf, Germany. She has an Art Academy background and a master's degree in psychology from University of Bern in Switzerland. Moiré is known for performance art pieces include PlopEgg, The Script System No.2, and Mirror Box.

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David Wojnarowicz

David Michael Wojnarowicz was an American painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, songwriter/recording artist and AIDS activist prominent in the New York City art world.

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Tristan Tzara

Tristan Tzara was a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film director, he was known best for being one of the founders and central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement. Under the influence of Adrian Maniu, the adolescent Tzara became interested in Symbolism and co-founded the magazine Simbolul with Ion Vinea and painter Marcel Janco. During World War I, after briefly collaborating on Vinea's Chemarea, he joined Janco in Switzerland. There, Tzara's shows at the Cabaret Voltaire and Zunfthaus zur Waag, as well as his poetry and art manifestos, became a main feature of early Dadaism. His work represented Dada's nihilistic side, in contrast with the more moderate approach favored by Hugo Ball.

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Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás is a Greek-American avant-garde dramatic soprano, composer, pianist, organist, performance artist, and painter. Additionally, Diamanda has received international recognition for creating highly original and thought provoking political performance works.


Ivy Winters

Ivy Winters is the stage name of Dustin Winters, an American drag performer, singer and actor. He is best known for competing on the fifth season of the reality-show RuPaul's Drag Race, later winning the Miss Congeniality title.

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David Birkin

David Birkin is a British artist working with photography and performance art, also known as a film and theatre actor.