Italian-born American artist who received international attention for her provocative, multi-media performances.
She was born and raised in Italy, where she received formal art instruction.
Her socio-political works, including "VB61, Still Death! Darfur Still Deaf?", broke taboos and included live nudity and controversial imagery.
She had two sons with her husband, sociologist Greg Durken.
She created a performance art piece in the Louis Vuitton store in Paris, arranging live models on the store's shelves.