Yoko Ono is an award-winning multi-media artist and peace activist, who constantly challenges and stretches the traditional boundaries of sculpture, painting, theatre and music.
Her seminal performance art in the early 1960s, experimental films and collaborative music with John Lennon in the 1970s and international one-woman shows and retrospectives during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s illustrate her varied career.
Some of Yoko Ono’s achievements include:
Grammy Award 1982 – “Double Fantasy” Album of the Year; Yoko Ono and John Lennon – Artists and Producers, NYC
MOJO Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 – MOJO music magazine, London
Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement in Art 2009, Venice Bienniale, Venice, Italy
ArtTable Award 2010 – Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts, NYC
3rd Hiroshima Art Prize 2011, Hiroshima, Japan
In 2013, the year in which Yoko turned 80, she curated the Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival, bringing together artists including Siouxsie, Kim Gordon, Reggie Watts, YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND, Iggy and the Stooges, Immortal Technique, Patti Smith, Savages, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marianne Faithfull and Bill Frisell, Cibo Matto, Peaches and Boy George.