Norma Jeane

Norma Jeane is an artist who was born in Los Angeles on the night Marilyn Monroe died. Taking over her birth name and using this persona to contain a wide range of different personalities, the artist has become an entity without a fixed body, gender, or biography. Here, an ice-making machine runs on solar energy, transforming heat into cold, and liquid into solid. With its door left open, the machine keeps working relentlessly, even though its product continually melts away into a wet floor—the paradoxical fate of all creative acts.

Norma Jeane’s (b. 1962, Los Angeles) work was included in Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt 2013; Post Narrative, Culture Station 284, Seoul, 2012; Socle du Monde Biennale, HEART Museum, Herning, 2012; and ILLUMInations, 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Group shows include Flex-Sil Reloaded, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, 2013; Involuntary, fordPROJECT, New York, 2011; Spy Numbers, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2009; Greenwashing, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin, 2008; and Young Italian Artists at the Turn of the Millennium, Galleri