Jana Sterbak

Jana Sterbak is a Canadian artist best known for her conceptual sculptures that are made about and in relation to the body. In 1987 she had sewn together 50 pounds of raw flank steaks and fashioned them into a dress for her Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic art installation. The artist has described it as a contrast between vanity and bodily decomposition.


Reductive Version

In 2010, the germ wore her famous “meat dress” at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The germ at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards