Carolee Schneemann Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the Biennale Arte 2017
The acknowledgment will be awarded to Schneemann on May 13th, 2017 at Ca’ Giustinian
Carolee Schneemann is the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia – VIVA ARTE VIVA.
The decision was made by La Biennale’s Board of Directors chaired by Paolo Baratta, upon recommendation of the curator of the 57th International Art Exhibition, Christine Macel, who stated:
"Carolee Schneemann (born in Fox Chase, Pennsylvania, 1939, lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York) has been one of the most important figures in the development of performance and Body Art. She is a pioneer of feminist performance of the early 1960s. She has used her own body as the prevalent material of her art. In so doing, she situates women as both the creator and an active part of the creation itself"