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Suzanne Lacy
Local Artist In Residence
18th Street Campus

Suzanne Lacy is a pioneer of socially engaged public performance art. Her installations, videos, and performances deal with sexual violence, rural and urban poverty, incarceration, labor, and aging. Lacy’s large-scale projects span the globe, including England, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Ireland, and the US.

In 2019, she had a career retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and at Yerba Buena Art Center, in 2020 at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain, in 2021 at The Whitworth in Manchester, and in 2022 at Queens Museum in New York. Her work has been reviewed in Frieze MagazineArtforumLA TimesNew York TimesArt in AmericaHyper-Allergic and The Guardian. She has exhibited at Tate Modern, The Museum of Contemporary Art LA, the Whitney Museum, the New Museum, the Bilbao Museum, and Reina Sofia Museum. Currently she is working on projects in Manchester England.

Also known for her writing, Lacy edited Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art and is author of Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974–2007. She is a professor at the Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California and a resident artist at 18th Street Arts Center. 

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