VALIE EXPORT was born in Linz, Austria and lives in Vienna. Her artistic work comprises video environments, digital photography, installation, body performances, feature films, experimental films, documentaries, Expanded Cinema, conceptual photography, body-material interactions, Persona Performances, laser installations, objects, sculptures, texts on contemporary art history and feminism. EXPORT is one of the most important pioneers on conceptual media art, performance and film. In 1967, she co-founded the Austrian Filmmakers’ Cooperative in Vienna. EXPORT taught at numerous international institutions, including the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (USA) and the University of the Arts in Berlin (Germany), the Media Art Academy in Cologne (Germany). In 2014, she received the Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts, together with Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithfull, and Gustav Metzger.
Solo exhibitions include: “VALIE EXPORT Body Configurations, 1972 – 1976,”Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2018);Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (2017); “VALIE EXPORT: METANOIA”,Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York (2015);Kunsthaus Bregenz (2011); “VALIE EXPORT. Time and Countertime”, Belvedere, Vienna (2010);MAMCO Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Genève (2005);Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia, Madrid (2004);Centre National de la Photographie, Jeu de Paume, Paris (2003);