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Rachel Whiteread

British, b. 1963

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Rachel Whiteread

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British, b. 1963

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Rachel Whiteread became the first woman to receive the Turner Prize with her sculpture House (1993), a replica of the interior of a condemned London house created by filling a house with concrete and stripping away the mold. Her sculptures examine the negative space surrounding or contained by objects, such as casts of the area beneath chairs, suggesting how human contact becomes embedded in our environment. Referencing Minimalism, her drawings often incorporate graph paper. Whiteread won the prestigious commission to design Vienna's Holocaust memorial and was part of the 1997 Young British Artists "Sensation" exhibit.

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£579k, Christie's, 2014
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Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 6 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 13 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 6 more
Biography

Rachel Whiteread became the first woman to receive the Turner Prize with her sculpture House (1993), a replica of the interior of a condemned London house created by filling a house with concrete and stripping away the mold. Her sculptures examine the negative space surrounding or contained by objects, such as casts of the area beneath chairs, suggesting how human contact becomes embedded in our environment. Referencing Minimalism, her drawings often incorporate graph paper. Whiteread won the prestigious commission to design Vienna's Holocaust memorial and was part of the 1997 Young British Artists "Sensation" exhibit.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
£579k, Christie's, 2014
User
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 6 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 13 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 6 more
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Rachel Whiteread’s “House” Was Unlivable, Controversial, and Unforgettable
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How Joseph Cornell, Barbara Kruger, and 8 Other Artists Subsidized Their Art
Aug 14th, 2015
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