Tracey Emin

Lives and works in London, England and is represented by Lehmann Maupin and White Cube.

Biography

  • 1963 Born in London, England
  • 1986 Bachelor of Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art, Maidstone, Kent, England
  • 1989  MA, Royal College of Art, London, England
  • 1997  International Award for Video Art
  • 2001  The Jury Prize Cairo Biennale Award, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2007  Honorary Doctorate, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • 2007  Doctor of Letters, University of Kent, Kent, UK
  • 2007  Doctor of Philosophy, London Metropolitan University, London, UK           

Exhibitions

  • 2008  Summer Exhibition 2008, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil, White Cube Hoxton Square and Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK
  • Fourth Plinth, National Gallery, London, UK
  • Love, Touring show: National Gallery, London, UK
  • Tracey Emin: 20 Years, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
  • 2007    Tracey Emin: Borrowed Light, British Pavillion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (solo)
  • True Romance, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Summer Exhibition 2007, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • The Naked Portrait, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Lights, Camera Action: Artists' Films for the Cinema, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Mima Collection: Selected Works, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK
  • 2006   More Flow, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, Italy (solo)
  • The Other Side #2 – Radical Pursuits: Delights in the subversive and sublime, Tony Shalfrazi Gallery, New York, NY
  • Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; Capital Museum, Beijing, China
  • Touch My Shadows, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
  • In the darkest hour there may be light: Works from Damien Hirst’s murder me collection, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
  • I’m Sorry, Pilar Parra & Romero Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain
  • Hot/Cold – Summer Loving, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
  • Motion on Paper, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
  • Summer Exhibition 2006, Royal Academy, London, UK
  • Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
  • The Devil of the Fireplace, Claudia Gian-Ferrari, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK
  • For All Audiences, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
  • LOVE!, Ferragamo Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2005   I Can Feel Your Smile, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY (solo)
  • When I Think About Sex…, White Cube, London,UK (solo)
  • IMAGINE A WORLD…, Bargehouse, London, UK
  • Revelation. Reflecting British Art in the Arts Council Collection, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
  • Death Mask by Tracey Emin, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
  • Sketch in Motion: A Group Exhibition of Artists’ Animation, Sketch, London, UK
  • Looking at Words. The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Wonderful Fund On Tour, Le Musée de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
  • God Is Bored Of Us II, FMCG, London, UK
  • Super!: First Triennial for Contemporary Art, Fashion and Design, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium
  • Video II: Allegory, NRW-Furum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Realit;)t. 30 Videoarbeiten aus der Sammlung Goetz in München. Von Olaf Breuning bis Sam Taylor-Wood, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfaffikon, Switzerland
  • Enchante Chãteau, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Munch Revisited, Henie Onstad Kunstcenter, Oslo, Norway
  • On Love, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
  • 'Bock mit Inhalt' - Summer Exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • Summer Exhibition 2005, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • London Calling. Y[oung] B[ritish] A[rtists] Criss-Crossed, Galleri Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway
  • Body: New Art from the UK, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
  • Kiss the Frog! The Art of Transformation, National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway
  • Identity and Nomadism, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
  • Twenty-five Years of the Deutsche Bank Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
  • Vivisección, Dibujo Contemporáneo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mé-tissages, MIAT, Museum voor Industriële Archeologie en Textiel, Ghent, Belgium
  • Women’s Film Festival, ICA, London, UK
  • Top Spot, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
  • 2004   The Christmas Exhibition 2004, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Fonetography, AOP Gallery, London, UK
  • 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Sevilla, Monastry of the Cartuja of Sanat Maria de las Cuevas, Seville, Spain
  • Printers Inc.: Recent British Prints, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; Brewhouse Theatre; Arts Centre, Taunton and Park Gallery, Falkirk, UK
  • Seven Sins, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy
  • Einleuchten, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • The Other Flower Show, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
  • Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton, UK
  • La Collection d’Art Contemporain d’Agnes B, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
  • Tracey Istanbulda, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
  • Tracey Emin, BP British Art Displays, Tate Britain, London, UK (solo)
  • I’ll Meet You In Heaven, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, Italy (solo)
  • Can’t See Past My Own Eyes, Sketch, London, UK (solo)
  • Fear, War And The Scream, Roslyn Oxley, Sydney, Australia (solo)
  • Tracey Emin and David Hockney Drawings, Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
  • Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing and Dick Matena, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
  • See It…Read It, Draíocht, Dublin, Ireland
  • Secrets of the ‘90s, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Social Strategies. Redefining Social Realism, Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2003  Menphis, Counter Gallery, London, UK (solo)
  • Tracey Emin, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (solo)
  • Social Strategies. Redefining Social Realism, The Richard E. Peeler Art Center,Greencastle, IN
  • Tracey Emin, Luigi Ontani, Kiki Smith, Cerith Wyn Evans,Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, Italy
  • Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Fast Forward – Media Art, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • FRESH: Contemporary British Artists in Print, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Just Love Me; Post-Feministic Art of the 1990s, Bergen Art Museum, Bergen, Norway
  • A Bigger Splash: British Art from Tate 1960–2003, OCA & ITO, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Game Over, Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
  • Independence, South London Gallery, London, UK
  • The Happy Couple, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
  • Il racconto del filo, Museo di Arte Moderna, Trento, Italy
  • Europe Exists, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Let’s See the Nature in You, Pepperton Gallery, London, UK
  • Tactics of the Ego, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
  • Micro/Macro, The Budapest Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
  • Words from the Arts Council Collection, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK
  • The Map Is Not The Territory III, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham and The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham, UK
  • En Route, De Hallen, Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 2002    This is Another Place, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (solo)
  • Ten Years. Tracey Emin, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
  • I Think it’s in my head, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY (solo)
  • Tracey Emin Showreel, The Genesis Cinema, London, UK (solo)
  • Tracey Emin, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo )
  • Face Off, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
  • Rapture: Art’s Seduction by Fashion Since 1970, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
  • The Ink Jetty, Neon Gallery, London, UK
  • Shine, St Pancras Chambers, London, UK
  • The Glory of God: New Religious Art, St. Peter’s Church, Liverpool, UK
  • Fusion Cuisine, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
  • Public Affairs. Von Beuys bis Zittel: Das Offentliche in der Kunst, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
  • New Religious Art 1992–2002, Henry Peacock Gallery, London, UK
  • Landscape, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • The Rowan Collection. Contemporary British & Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2001     Tracey Emin You forgot to kiss my soul, White Cube, London, England (solo)
  • Trans Sexual Express, Centro de Arte de Santa Monica, Barcelona; Palacio Municipal de Exposiciones, Corunna and Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
  • For the Love of Dog, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
  • Printers Inc., The Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK
  • Read-Only Memory, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • Televisions, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Video Project Space, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
  • In Formation, Percy Miller Gallery, London, UK
  • For the love of dog, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
  • At Sea, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • Tattoo Show, Modern Art Inc., London, UK
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • Freestyle. Werke Aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK
  • Insider Trading: Profit Without Honour, Mandeville Hotel, London, UK
  • London Nomad, Beit Zeinab Khatoun, a seminar on Contemporary Curatorial Practice at the American University Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
  • Peter Blake: About Collage, Tate Gallery, London, UK
  • Nurture and Desire, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
  • Sex and the British: Slap & Tickle – A perspective on the sexual content of British Art since the 1960s, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
  • Gut Aufgelegt, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
  • Drawings, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Drawings, Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • Potent Present. Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection, Logan Galleries, San Francisco, CA
  • ManMoMa. A Thick Bloke Kicking a Dog to Death, The International 3 Summer Fête, Fairfield, Manchester, UK
  • From Face to Face. Mimics – Gestures – Emotions, Städtisches Museum Leverkusen Schloß Morsbroich, Leverkusen
  • Out There, White Cube, London, UK
  • The British Art Show 5, The Scottish National gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
  • Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
  • 2000    Love is a Strange Thing, Fig.1, London, England (solo)
  • What Do You Know About Love, Galerie Gebauer, Berlin, Germany (solo)
  • 1999    Tracey Emin Every Part of Me’s Bleeding, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY (solo)
  • 1998     Sobasex (My Cunt is Wet with Fear), Sagacho Exhibition Space, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
  • Cunt Vernacular, Galerie Gebauer, Berlin, Germany (solo)
  • I Need Art Like I Need God, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany (solo)
  • Tracey Emin, Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris, France (solo)
  • 1997     Solo Exhibition, Moo Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
  • I Need Art Like I Need God, South London Gallery, London, England (solo)
  • Istanbul Biennial, Pera Palace Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
  • 1996     It’s not me that’s crying, it’s my soul, Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
  • Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made, Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
  • Solo Exhibition, Habitat, London, UK (solo)
  • 1995     Tracey Emin Museum, 221 Waterloo Road, London SE1 (closed 1998) (solo)
  • 1994     Art Cologne, Sponsored Artist, Jay Jopling/White Cube, Cologne, Germany (solo)
  • Exploration of the Soul – Journey Across America, Readings at the following locations: Rena Bransten, San Francisco, CA; Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY and White Columns, New York, NY (solo)
  • 1993     My Major Retrospective, Jay Jopling/White Cube, London, UK (solo)
  • From Army to Armani, Analix Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Shop, 103 Bethnal Green Road, London, UK
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