Yoko Ono (Tokyo, JP, 1933)
Yoko Ono is a multimedia artist, recognized worldwide as the wife of Beatles front man John Lennon. Yoko Ono was born into a wealthy family in Japan and grew up mostly in Tokyo. She moved to New York as a teenager where she studied writing, poetry and music. As a student she began to forge a connection to the New York City avant-garde art scene. Yoko Ono’s downtown Manhattan loft became the site of a seminal series of performance events, which she organized with experimental composer La Monte Young. Interested in the integration of art with everyday life, she soon became associated with the Fluxus collective, and in 1961 the group’s founder, George Maciunas, provided her with her first solo gallery show. She then continue to work as musician, performer and filmmaker.