Born 1946 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Chris Burden is a seminal figure in contemporary art. His performances redefined the possibilities of the medium; his sculpture has sought to extend the limits of the physical. From celebrated and notorious early performances such as Shoot (1971), in which he was shot in the arm by a friend, to monumental later sculptures such as Urban Light (2005), a recontextualization of 1920s Los Angeles streetlamps, Burden has continually subverted ideas of what artists do and say, and challenged the relationship of artist and viewer to the work.
Locus+ have a long-standing relationship with Chris Burden, having published his major monograph Chris Burden in 2007 and commissioning The Sailing Destroyer, 1990 (Projects UK) and Ghost Ship, 2005.