Rachel Whiteread, ‘SIT’, 2007-08, Gagosian

About Rachel Whiteread

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.

British, b. 1963, London, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights

San Francisco,
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
August 2015
Gagosian - Nick, 
Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

Solo Shows

San Francisco,
St. Moritz,
Rachel Whiteread
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