Yoko Ono

YOKO ONO is a multi-media artist who lives and works in New York City. She has been credited with being one of the originators of Conceptual Art. Her book Grapefruit, re-issued by Simon & Schuster in 2000, incorporates the conceptual ideas YOKO is universally recognized for. Forms and materials serve only as vehicles for YOKO ONO's art; her work resists categorization. An artwork might take the form of a film: such as No. 4 ("Bottoms") 1966; or Rape 1969; or Fly 1970. Or a sound recording such as Two Virgins 1968; Fly 1971; Double Fantasy 1980; Season of Glass 1981; Blueprint For A Sunrise 2001. Or a billboard: War is Over! 1969/1970; In Celebration of Being Human 1994; Have You Seen the Horizon Lately? 1997; Imagine all the people living life in peace. 2001/2002.

As an artist, YOKO has had numerous one woman exhibitions and has been included in many group shows in galleries and museums the world over. YES YOKO ONO, a 40-year retrospective of her work, organizedby the Japan Society Gallery in NYC, and traveled to six North American cities, received the prestigious International Art Critics Award for Best Museum Show originating in New York City, 2001. "Mend Piece For The World" is YOKO's current global artwork. Set up at major museums around the world in the US, South America and Europe - it is a participation work encouraging viewers to "mend" broken pottery as a metaphor for healing themselves and the world. The installation "Freight Train" has been exhibited in the Schlossplatz Berlin, at the Yokohama Tiennale Japan and currently at P.S.1 in Long Island City, NY. In 2002 YOKO had a special exhibition "From My Window" at the Viennale-Vienna Film Festival. Her latest work IMAGINE PEACE has been invited and will be exhibited at this year's Venice Biennale: Utopia Station Show.

The recipient of two Grammy Awards, as a producer in 1981 for the John Lennon/Yoko Ono album Double Fantasy and in 2001 for the film Gimme Some Truth: the making of John Lennon's Imagine album, YOKO has also produced over 10 albums as a singer/songwriter of her own compositions.

In 2002 YOKO continued to be acknowledged for her ongoing contributions and was awarded the Skowhegan Medal for Assorted Mediums.

Musically, this is a banner year for ONO, with re-mixes by a variety of artists charting consistently in the Dance & Club charts. "Walking On Thin Ice" is the current release featuring re-mixes by Pet Shop Boys, Danny Tenaglia, Felix Da Housecat, Rui Da Silva, Peter Rauhofer, Orange Factory and FK/EK.

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