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Dinos Chapman

British, b. 1962

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Dinos Chapman

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British, b. 1962

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Biography

Working together with his younger brother, Jake, Young British Artist Dinos Chapman has been producing installations, sculptures, paintings, and works on paper since the early 1990s that appall, anger, seduce, and thrill—often simultaneously. An iconoclast to his core, Chapman claims that he and his brother “only make things that amuse us . . . So I make things for Jake and he makes things for me.” Such tongue-in-cheek humor underpins all of his work, through which he confronts the horrors and excesses of history, culture, politics, and religion with an unforgiving aesthetic. He does not shy away from representations of sex, violence, and mutilation. In Fucking Hell (2008), for example, he and his brother created an immense tabletop tableau representing the 20th century as a grotesque, apocalyptic warscape.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
Biography

Working together with his younger brother, Jake, Young British Artist Dinos Chapman has been producing installations, sculptures, paintings, and works on paper since the early 1990s that appall, anger, seduce, and thrill—often simultaneously. An iconoclast to his core, Chapman claims that he and his brother “only make things that amuse us . . . So I make things for Jake and he makes things for me.” Such tongue-in-cheek humor underpins all of his work, through which he confronts the horrors and excesses of history, culture, politics, and religion with an unforgiving aesthetic. He does not shy away from representations of sex, violence, and mutilation. In Fucking Hell (2008), for example, he and his brother created an immense tabletop tableau representing the 20th century as a grotesque, apocalyptic warscape.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more