Delaine Le Bas
Delaine Le Bas was born in Worthing, U.K, in 1965. She studied at St Martins School Of Art London. Delaine is a cross disciplinary artist creating installations, performance, photography and film. Her works focus on issues of identity, race, gender, sexuality and the continued violence and exclusions against whoever is perceived as “the other” within society.
She was one of the sixteen artists who were part of Paradise Lost. The First Roma Pavilion Venice Biennale 2007. She worked with her late husband the artist Damian Le Bas on their installations Safe European Home? (2011-2017) in 2017 producing the stage artworks and costumes together for Roma Armee at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin.
Delaine created Romani Embassy in 2015.
She has created performance and text works with her son the writer Damian James Le Bas. Her works have been included in Venice Biennale 2007, 2017 & 2019, Gwangju Biennale 2012, Critical Contemplations Tate Modern 2017, ANTI – Athens Biennale 2018.
Recent projects include costumes for Rewitching Europe which premiered at Gorki in Berlin November 2019 and a new installation and performance Witch Hunt III commissioned by Gorki for 4. Berliner Herbstsalon DE-HEIMATIZE IT! which opened in October 2019.
Delaine was one of the artists for The Crack Begins Within Berlin Biennale 2020 creating St Sara Kali George, a mixed media installation for The Storefront For Dissident Bodies