Bruce Nauman is a globally renowned American artist who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Known for conceptual work exploring space, language and the figure, Nauman often uses humor and wordplay to create arresting work. His often performative practice utilizes a variety of media to challenge viewers and question contemporary culture.
Nauman has shown and has been collected all over the world including Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Museum of Contemporary Art; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Kunsthaus Zurich. Locally, you can find some of his works in the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Nauman received the Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999 and represented the United States at the 2009 Venice Biennale and was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation.