Joan Jonas

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Joan Jonas is a world-renowned artist working across video, performance, installation, sound, text, and sculpture. Since 1968 her practice has explored ways of seeing, the rhythms of rituals, and the authority of objects and gestures. Jonas has exhibited, screened, and performed her work at museums, galleries, and large-scale group exhibitions. In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for global achievement.