Eva & Adele

Germany

Eva & Adele do not just make art; they literally live it. With their shaved heads, heavily made-up eyes, glamorous outfits and cross-gender identity, this artistic couple intends to draw attention at arts events worldwide. Eva & Adele reveal neither where nor when they were born and maintain that they met in a time machine that brought them from the future to Berlin in 1991. That was when the artists first received international attention, in conjunction with their public wedding.

The life of Eva & Adele is itself a work of art. Their work broadens the concept of art, highlights gender issues, and questions traditional social norms in modern society. Like many of their other pieces, the portrait in the collection was painted from a reference photograph taken either by the artists themselves or by the public.