Jennifer Rubell

IVANKA VACUUMING (2019) Photo Credit: Ryan Maxwell Photography

Jennifer Rubell (b. 1970) is an American conceptual artist whose work centers on the viewer’s physical interaction with the object.  Her practice has long focussed on the relationship between femininity and feminism, bridging the domestic and the monumental to create work of enormous visual power and poetry.  She works in a wide variety of participatory mediums ranging from interactive sculpture, painting and video to food performance. Rubell received a B.A. from Harvard University in Fine Arts. She lives and works in New York City.

Excerpt from “Happy Birthday” (2019)

Select performances and exhibitions include: Landscapes at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland; Old-Fashioned, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Creation, for Performa, the New York performance-art biennial; Made in Texas and Nutcrackers, at the Dallas Contemporary; So Sorry, at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto; The de Pury Diptych at the Saatchi Gallery, London; Send in the Clowns at the Hirshhorn, Washington, DC; Icons, at the Brooklyn Museum.

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