Andrea Fraser
Museum Highlights; Gallery Talk
Performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art


"All of my work is about what we want from art, what collectors want, what artists want from collectors, what museum audiences want, that, I mean what we want not only economically, but in more personal, psychological and affective terms."

Andrea Fraser:

Andrea Fraser

Andrea Fraser's work has been identified with performance, video, context art and institutional critique. Major projects and installations, created for: the Berkeley Art Museum (1992); the Austrian Pavilion, Venice Biennale (1993); the Whitney Biennial (1993); the Generali Foundation, Vienna (1995); the Kunsthalle, Bern (1998); the Sprengel Museum, Hannover (1998) and the Bienal de São Paulo (1998). She has created performances for museums and galleries worldwide such as: the Whitechapel, London; the Dia Art Foundation, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. A survey of her video work was presented by the Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia (2002) followed by a retrospective Andrea Fraser: Works (1984-2003) organized by the Kunstverein, Hamburg (2003). Her essays and performance scripts have appeared in Art in America, Afterimage, October, Texte zur Kunst, Social Text, Critical Quarterly, Documents, Artforum and Grey Room. An anthology of her writings, Museum Highlights: The Writings of Andrea Fraser, has also been published, (MIT Press 2005). Fraser was a founding member of: The V-Girls (1986-1996); Parasite (1997-1998) and the cooperative art gallery Orchard (2005-present). She was also co-organizer of Services, a "working-group exhibition" that toured worldwide (1994-2001).

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