Marina Abramović (Serbian Cyrillic: Марина Абрамовић, pronounced [marǐːna abrǎːmoʋitɕ]; born November 30, 1946) is a Serbian conceptual and performance artistphilanthropist and art filmmaker.

Her work explores body artendurance art and feminist art, the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind.

Being active for over four decades, Abramović refers to herself as the “grandmother of performance art”.

She pioneered a new notion of identity by bringing in the participation of observers, focusing on “confronting pain, blood, and physical limits of the body”

Marina Abramović | Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts

Marina Abramović is one of the most important performance artists in the world. Here, the artist presents the first ever UK exhibition spanning her life’s work – including live re-performances of iconic works, as well as brand new work for these galleries.

Rothschild Foundation Lecture

Marina Abramović discusses her 50-year art career and the new work she will present in 2020 at the Royal Academy.

This event was live-streamed from the RA’s Benjamin West Lecture Theatre on 18 November 2019, and features speech to text transcription courtesy of Stagetext.

This Rothschild Foundation Lecture is a series of annual lectures generously supported by the Rothschild Foundation.

Marina Abramović: The Rothschild Foundation Lecture



MAI explores, supports, and presents performance. 

MAI is dedicated to long durational work. Time is a necessary dimension for the participants to experience art fully. 

MAI creates public and participatory experiences and it is home to The Abramovic Method, a continuous project joining people in a communal experience to connect with oneself and with each other. 

MAI is committed to an inclusive artistic process for all, through its projects and workshops. The Cleaning the House workshops are open to everybody.