Beecroft studied architecture, painting and stage design in Italy. Her performances invariably feature carefully chosen female models as if each one were a part of the artist herself. In VB53, set in a greenhouse, the photographs show views of naked models who end up sitting on the ground, getting increasingly dirtier as they become more tired. She currently lives in Los Angeles, USA.
Vanessa Beecroft. VB 45.004.DR, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, 2001.