List of Famous Performance Artists

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List of famous performance artists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top performance artists in the world? This includes the most prominent performance artists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable performance artists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic performance artists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned performance artists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known performance artists to the lesser known performance artists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the performance artist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous performance artists ever?" and "What are the names of famous performance artists?" then you're in the right place. (34 items)
Joey Arias is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Performance Artists
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Joey Arias is a multi-talented artist based in New York City, best known for work as a performance artist, cabaret singer, and drag artist. But also known as a published author, comedian, stage persona and cult-movie star. He also goes by the names Joseph Arias and Joe Arias. ...more on Wikipedia

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Lindsey Stirling is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Performance Artists
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Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her YouTube channel, Lindsey Stirling, which she introduced in 2007. Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and hip-hop to electronic dance music. Aside from original work, her discography contains covers of songs by other musicians and various soundtracks. Her music video, "Crystallize" finished as the eighth-most watched video of 2012, and her cover version of "Radioactive" with Pentatonix won Response of the Year in the first YouTube Music Awards in 2013. Stirling achieved one million singles ...more on Wikipedia

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Spalding Gray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Performance Artists
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Spalding Gray (June 5, 1941 – January 11, 2004) was an American actor and writer. He is best known for the autobiographical monologues that he wrote and performed for the theater in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as for his film adaptations of these works, beginning in 1987. He wrote and starred in several, working with different directors. Theater critics John Willis and Ben Hodges described his monologue work as "trenchant, personal narratives delivered on sparse, unadorned sets with a dry, WASP, quiet mania." Gray achieved renown for his monologue Swimming to Cambodia, which he adapted as a 1987 film in which he starred; it was directed by Jonathan Demme. Other of his monologues which Gray ...more on Wikipedia

Peaches is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Performance Artists
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Merrill Beth Nisker (born 11 November 1966), better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist. Born in Ontario to a Jewish family, Peaches began her musical career in the 1990s as part of a folk trio, Mermaid Cafe. In 1995, she established a rock band, the Shit. That year she also released her first solo album, Fancypants Hoodlum. After moving to Berlin, Germany, she was signed to the Kitty-Yo label and released her second album, The Teaches of Peaches (2000). Touring as the opening act for bands like Marilyn Manson and Queens of the Stone Age, she subsequently released her third album, Fatherfucker (2003). Her songs have been featured in ...more on Wikipedia

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