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Orlan | the artist



The artist Orlan
Born May 30 1947, Saint-Etienne, France.
Lives and works in Paris, France, .

Style and technique of the artist: Performance Art, Video, Body Art, BEAP electronic art,


Biography and art, auction, artworks, interview, statement, website:

Orlan artworks on eBay
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.

Artist’s website

Orlan is the only artist to use plastic surgery as her medium of choice. Since 1990, she has undergone a series of choreographed "performances" during which her face is surgically morphed through the use of plastic surgery. Her intention is not to become "beautiful" but rather to suggest that the "objective ( beauty) is unattainable and the process horrifying…"

Interview with the artist

Orlan, quand l’art est le produit de la science