Mierle Laderman Ukeles


Mierle Laderman Ukeles (born 1939) is a New York City-based artist known for her feminist and service-oriented artworks, which relate the idea of process in conceptual art to domestic and civic "maintenance". She has been the Artist-in-Residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation. Her art brings to life the very essence of any urban center: waste flows, recycling, sustainability, environment, people, and ecology.

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American(?) artist.

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United States


Artist, installation artist, performing artist, photographer, video artist

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Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Mierle Ukeles

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