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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