An iconic feminist musician, producer, director, and performance artist, Peaches has spent more than two decades pushing boundaries and breaking barriers, dramatically altering the landscape of popular culture as she forged a bold, sexually progressive path that’s opened the doors for countless others to follow. Through music, art, film, theater, television, and books, she has upended stereotypes and embraced taboos, challenging social norms and patriarchal power structures while championing LGBTQ rights and issues of gender and sexual identity with biting wit and fearless originality.
She first catapulted to international stardom with her “surreally funny [and] nasty” (Rolling Stone) 2000 debut, 'The Teaches of Peaches,' an album which upended stereotypes and embraced taboos as it introduced the world to Peaches’ raunchily explosive persona. Since then, she’s released four more critically acclaimed albums prompting the New York Times to dub her a genuine “heroine” and Uncut to rave that she brings together "high art, low humor, and deluxe filth [in] a hugely seductive combination.” In addition to collaborating with everyone from Iggy Pop and Daft Punk to The Flaming Lips, P!nk, and Yoko Ono her music has been honored with the prestigious Polaris Heritage Prize, and been featured in cultural watermarks like Lost In Translation, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Broad City, and studied at universities around the world.
An equally prolific visual and performance artist, Peaches has directed over twenty of her own videos, curated a stunning book of Holger Tolinski photographs documenting her life on and off the road, and participated in some of modern art’s most prominent gatherings, including Art Basel Miami and the Venice Biennale. In 2010, she unveiled 'Peaches Does Herself,' an electro-rock opera spanning material from throughout her career that was arranged into a loosely autobiographical narrative. It morphed into a film of the same title, which premiered at the TIFF in 2012 before traveling to more than 70 festivals around the world. Peaches continued her foray into theater with a one-woman production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' redubbed 'Peaches Christ Superstar,' which continues to be performed at theaters and festivals globally and was featured in 2016 as part of the Kammerspiele Munich repertoire. Ever eclectic, she sang the title role in a Berlin production of Monteverdi's epic 17th-century opera 'L’Orfeo' and joined forces with Yoko Ono on a recreation of her iconic 1964 performance ‘Cut Piece’ at the 2013 Meltdown Festival in London. Ono later said that ‘Cut Piece’ will never be performed again with such eloquence,” adding “I have a clear vision of future women artists led by the creative courage of Peaches.”
Peaches continues to break new ground in 2019, having starred as Anna in the Staatstheater Stuttgart’s new adaptation of Brecht/Weill’s ‘The Seven Deadly Sins.’ This summer Peaches' first institutional solo art exhibition will premiere at the Kunstverein in Hamburg entitled ‘Whose Jizz Is This.’ Peaches will extend the format of the "exhibition" from her transdisciplinary perspective to create new artistic forms at the intersection of live performance and fine art. Additionally at the Kampnagel Summer Festival, Peaches' futuristic stage happening ‘There’s Only One Peach With The Hole In The Middle’ will also celebrate its world premiere. This new production will feature 16 dancers, a 12 piece orchestra, special guests, and a fully redesigned stage and light extravaganza. ‘There's Only One Peach…’ will also play at Royal Festival Hall (London, UK), Musikhuset Aarhus (Aarhus, DK), and Volksbühne (Berlin, DE).