Artist Prune Nourry holding a sculpture to her chest

Prune Nourry

Challenging ethics through passionate performances

“The most important things are health, art and love”.

Prune Nourry is a passionate, socially engaged artist. Her work explores the body, sex, healing and bioethics. Her sculptures, installations and performances are staged, destroyed and buried – all documented with photography and video. Gender imbalances through sex selection is a major theme. In Holy Daughters (2010) she created hybrid sculptures of cows and girls. Cows are sacred fertile symbols,...

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Prune Nourry (she/her) was born in 1985 in Paris. She lives and works between Paris and New York.

Performance art

One of Prune Nourry's first performances was called Le Dîner Procréatif (2009). Guests were served frozen eggs as a starter, followed by almond paste replicas of her nipples.


In 2019 Nourry participated in the first annual TIME 100 Health Summit in New York City. Alongside world leaders, she discussed perspectives on health and wellness.

Collaborations with Prune Nourry