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Anya Gallaccio

British, b. 1963

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Anya Gallaccio

British, b. 1963

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Painting walls with chocolate, decorating doors with a carpet of flowers, or constructing a salt tower to be eaten away by the tide, Anya Gallaccio’s installations and sculptures melt, decay, or disintegrate until they exist only as memory. Even her more preserved objects, like a gold lamé hand-knotted fishing net and bronze apple trees affixed with real, rotting apples, recall Victorian memento mori. While Gallaccio’s use of organic materials and natural processes situate her among Young British Artists like Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn, Gallaccio does not attempt to completely arrest the cycles of decay, acknowledging the momentary rather than the monumental nature of sculpture.

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Serpentine Galleries, and 1 more
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Serpentine Galleries, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Biography

Painting walls with chocolate, decorating doors with a carpet of flowers, or constructing a salt tower to be eaten away by the tide, Anya Gallaccio’s installations and sculptures melt, decay, or disintegrate until they exist only as memory. Even her more preserved objects, like a gold lamé hand-knotted fishing net and bronze apple trees affixed with real, rotting apples, recall Victorian memento mori. While Gallaccio’s use of organic materials and natural processes situate her among Young British Artists like Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn, Gallaccio does not attempt to completely arrest the cycles of decay, acknowledging the momentary rather than the monumental nature of sculpture.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial, and 1 more