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Vanessa Beecroft Podgorny

Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1969. Lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Vanessa Beecroft’s work has been shown internationally since 1993, and has shaped performance art, the representation of the female body, and the sociopolitical discussions of art. Her performances (titled VB, followed by the number) have been an ongoing practice for over twenty-five years. Presented across some of the world’s preeminent museums and major contemporary events, Beecroft’s performances highlight the tensions between nakedness and clothing, constraint and freedom, the collective and the individual, and human strength and weakness. 

According to gallerist Jeffrey Deitch, “Vanessa Beecroft is one of the rare artists who invented a new way to make a work of art. Ninety-nine percent of artists are treading ground that’s already well established, they are making small innovations, and then there are very rare artists who come up with a whole new concept of how to make a work of art and expand our sense of what a work of art can be. Vanessa Beecroft has done that.

Works Available:

Ancre 3
Ancre 2

Selected Exhibitions and Performances:


VB88, Lot 11 Skatepark, Miami

VB87, Moncler, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan

Vanessa Beecorft, Pio Pico, Los Angeles

Fundación de artistas, Merida, Mexico

People, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles.

Eco e Narciso, MAXXI National Museum of 21-Century Arts, Rome  

Pio Pico, Los Angeles




VB84, Firenze Suona Contemporanea, Uffizi Gallery Museum, Florence

VB83, Firenze Suona Contemporanea, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

VB82, Certosa di San Lorenzo, Padula, Italy

Vanessa Beecroft Polaroids 1993




Photo Vogue Festival, Palazzo Reale, Milan

VB79, The New York Academy of Arts, New York

VB78, PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan

VB77, Yeezy 3, collaboration with Kanye West, Madison Square Garden, New York

56th Venice Biennale




Expo 2015, Milan

Art Basel, Miami




VB74, MAXXI National Museum of 21-Century Arts, Rome

VB72, Art Basel, Miami (2013); VB70, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan




VB68, MMK, Frankfurt




VB66, Mercato Ittico, Naples

VB65, PAC, Milan




VB62, Spasimo, Palermo, Italy




VB61, Pescheria di Rialto, Venice




VB60, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul

VB59, The National Gallery, London




VB55, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin




VB56, LVMH, Louis Vuitton Store, Champs-Elysees, Paris 

VB54, Terminal 5, JFK International Airport, New York

VB52, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy




VB50, 25a Bienal de São Paulo




VB48, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa




VB47, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

VB46, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills  

VB42, Whitney Biennial, New York




VB35, 391; Guggenheim Museum, New York (1998); VB33, ICA London (1997); VB28, 47th Venice Biennale (1997); VB26, Lia Rumma, Naples (1997); VB23, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (1996); VB19, The Renaissance Society, Chicago (1996); VB17, Deste Foundation, Athens (1996); VB16, Deitch Projects, New York (1996); VB11, Galerie Analix, Geneva (1995); VB09, Schipper & Krome, Cologne (1994); VB08, MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City (1994); VB07, Andrea Rosen, New York (1994); VB03, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan (1994); VB01, Galleria Inga-Pin, Milan (1993).

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