#100acorns Yoko Ono (New York, born Tokyo 1933) is a multi-media artist who constantly challenges the traditional boundaries of art. Known for her groundbreaking conceptual and performance pieces, experimental films and music, Ono’s creative influence and prolific artistic output continues to inspire new generations. In 2009, she was the recipient of the prestigious Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Biennale. This summer Ono had her first solo exhibition in London in more than a decade, TO THE LIGHT, at Serpentine Gallery.
Reflecting on her reputation for being outrageous, Yoko smiles and says, “I do have to rely on my own judgment, although to some people my judgment seems a little out of sync. I have my own rhythm and my own timing, and that’s simply how it is.”