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Eleanor Antin
Date: American performance artist, conceptual artist, and photographer, born 1935
Biography: A filmmaker, photographer, and performance artist, Eleanor Antin creates multiple personae by altering her physical appearance and actions. The artist invents characters, such as Eleanora Antinova—the fictitious African American ballerina of the Ballets Russes—to challenge existing conditions with a proposition for change. Her feminist concerns center on confronting biological restrictions—like sex and age—that limit access to opportunity.