Suzanne Lacy


Suzanne Lacy’s work includes installations, video, and large-scale performances on social themes. Her recent work includes The Tatooed Skeleton for the Museo Nacional Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid, the performance of Prostitution Notes at the Serpentine Marathon, Anyang Women’s Agenda in Anyang, Korea (with photographer Raul Vega), The University of Local Knowledge with the Arnolfini Gallery and the Knowle West Community Centre and an installation in the Medellin Biennale recuperating The Skin of Memory, with Pilar Riano. Her work has been funded through numerous foundations, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Surdna, Nathan Cummings, Durfee, and California Community Foundations.

Also known for her writing, Lacy edited the influential Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art, published in 1995 by Bay Press and has recently released Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974-2007 by Duke University Press. Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between is a monograph by Sharon Irish, published by University Minnesota Press.

Lacy chairs the Graduate Public Practice Program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.