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Whiteread, Rachel

Born: 1963 AD
Currently alive, at 57 years of age.
Nationality: British
Categories: Authors

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.