ORLAN

ORLAN
5 November 2020 juliend

SECTION : MILITANT IMAGES

ORLAN, born in 1947 in Saint-Étienne, has risen to become one of the best known French artists internationally. Working with sculpture, photography, performance art, video, 3D, video games, augmented reality as well as plastic surgery and biotechnology, she continues to question the notions of determinism, masculine supremacy, religion, racism, or the status of the body. Her provocative works have received numerous awards:  Grand Prix de l’E-reputation (rewarding the most observed and commented artist on the web, in 2014), Prix de l’Excellence Féminine, awarded by the Italian ministry of Foreign Affairs (2017), or the 100 Heroines award of The Royal Photographic Society (Paris Photo, 2018). In 2003 she was named chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and in 2010, chevalier de l’ordre du Mérite. Her works form a part of numerous private and public collections: Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Getty Museum in the United States, The National Museum of Art of Osaka, etc.)