List of famous female performance artists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female performance artists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being performance artists. There are thousand of females working as performance artists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic performance artists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a performance artist then the people below should give you inspiration.
These people, like Jyl Lynn Felman and Chavisa Woods include images when available.While this isn't a list of all female performance artists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female performance artists?" and "Who are the best female performance artists?"
Merrill Beth Nisker, better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. Her songs are noted for disregarding traditional gender norms, and for their use of sexually explicit lyrics. She plays her own instruments for her ...more
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Miranda Jennifer July is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, author and artist. Her body of work includes film, fiction, monologue, digital media presentations, and live performance art. She wrote, directed and starred in the films Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Future. Her most ...more
Birthplace: Barre, Vermont, United States of America
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Jam Rostron, better known by her stage name Planningtorock, is an English electronic musician and record producer who lives in Berlin, Germany. ...more
Birthplace: Bolton, United Kingdomsee more on Planningtorock
Marina Abramović is a Serbian and former Yugoslav artist based in New York, a performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Her work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Active for over three decades, she ...more
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