Elmgreen & Dragset

Danish and Norwegian, 1961 and 1969

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Elmgreen & Dragset

Danish and Norwegian, 1961 and 1969

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In their sculptures, installations, and performances, Elmgreen & Dragset redefine how art is presented and experienced. Their work borrows elements from social critique, performance, and architecture, as in Prada Marfa (2005), a Prada boutique sited in the Texas desert, or the one-act play Drama Queens (2007), in which remote-controlled replicas of iconic sculptures, including a Jeff Koons Rabbit, are voiced by actors including Kevin Spacey. For the 2009 Venice Biennale, they presented The Collectors, imagined living spaces of an art-collecting family and neighbor, wherein works by artists like Maurizio Cattelan and Tom of Finland were displayed alongside high-end design.

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UCCA
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ICA London, and 5 more
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Statens Museum for Kunst
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Bangkok Art Biennale
Biography

In their sculptures, installations, and performances, Elmgreen & Dragset redefine how art is presented and experienced. Their work borrows elements from social critique, performance, and architecture, as in Prada Marfa (2005), a Prada boutique sited in the Texas desert, or the one-act play Drama Queens (2007), in which remote-controlled replicas of iconic sculptures, including a Jeff Koons Rabbit, are voiced by actors including Kevin Spacey. For the 2009 Venice Biennale, they presented The Collectors, imagined living spaces of an art-collecting family and neighbor, wherein works by artists like Maurizio Cattelan and Tom of Finland were displayed alongside high-end design.

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
UCCA
Group
Group show at a major institution
ICA London, and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Statens Museum for Kunst
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Bangkok Art Biennale
Shows Featuring Elmgreen & Dragset
Articles Featuring Elmgreen & Dragset
The Fake Prada Store in the Texas Desert That Became an Art Mecca
May 25th, 2018
The Fake Prada Store in the Texas Desert That Became an Art Mecca
Elmgreen & Dragset’s Artist-Driven Istanbul Biennial Is a Model for Future Curators
Sep 15th, 2017
Elmgreen & Dragset’s Artist-Driven Istanbul Biennial Is a Model for Future Curators
In the Studio: Elmgreen & Dragset on Their Inspirations and the Ongoing AIDS Crisis
Oct 12th, 2015
In the Studio: Elmgreen & Dragset on Their Inspirations and the Ongoing AIDS Crisis
10 Nordic Artists to Watch at CHART
Aug 18th, 2014
10 Nordic Artists to Watch at CHART
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