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Whiteread, Rachel

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Born: 1963 AD
Currently alive, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: British
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1963 - Rachel Whiteread was born in London.

1982-1987 - She studied painting at Brighton Polytechnic and sculpture at the Slade School of Art, University College, London.

1988 - Whiteread's first solo exhibition was held at the Carlyle Gallery, London.

1990 - The first monumental sculpture that brought her recognition was Ghost, a plaster cast of the interior space of an ordinary room, shown at the Chisenhale Gallery, London.

1992-1993 - Rachel Whiteread worked in Berlin on the DAAD Artists' Programme, which afforded her time to develop her sculpture.

         - One of her most controversial and poignant works was House. A concrete cast of the interior of a nineteenth-century terraced house in the the East End of London, House was the ultimate monumental sculpture.

         - Whiteread was awarded the Turner Prize. She has received many commissions, including the Holocaust Memorial in Vienna, and her latest public sculpture is a clear resin cast of the empty plinth for the Fourth Plinth Project in Trafalgar Square.

1997 - She represented Britain at the XLVII Venice Biennale.

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