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Janine Antoni Janine Antoni was born in the Bahamas in 1964 and now lives in New York. Her performance and installation pieces have used “feminine” mediums, such as lard, hair dye, and chocolate, as metaphors to explore female sexuality. She exhibited at the Istanbul Biennale of 1997, the Kwangju Biennale of 2000, and has also shown [...]

Xu Bing Xu Bing was born in China in 1955 and now lives in New York. He is a print-maker and installation artist with a particular interest in how linguistic nuances can affect cultural differences. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale 1993, the Yokohama Triennale 2002, and has also shown at the V&A, at the Smithsonian Institute, [...]

Lee Bul Born in 1964, Lee Bul lives and works in Seoul, Korea. Her varied artistic production, in sculpture, performance, and video explores the nexus of nature, technology, and the human body. Lee’s work has been featured in solo exhibitions in major institutions throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the New Museum [...]

Tim Davies Tim Davies was born in Wales in 1960. He moved to London in 1978, and after working and studying both there and in Norwich, returned to Wales in 1994. He is primarily an installation artist whose work often derives from environmental or political concerns. Winner of the Mostyn Open Prize in 1997 and the National [...]

Jacqueline Fraser Jacqueline Fraser was born in New Zealand in 1956 and still lives there. Her site specific installations, often consisting of elegant and complex wire and fabric wall pieces, combining locally and internationally sourced materials, defy simple definition. She had a solo show at the New Museum in New York in 2001, and has exhibited at [...]

Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba was born in Japan in 1968 and now lives in Vietnam. His video work examines national identity, often specifically with reference to the displacement experienced by the Vietnamese “boat people”. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale, 2003, the Istanbul Biennale, 2003, the Sao Paulo Biennale, 2002, the Yokohama Triennale, 2002, the Kwangju Biennale, [...]

Michal Rovner Michal Rovner was born in Israel in 1957 and now lives in New York City. Her work in video and film, paper and canvas explores the boundaries between reality and illusion. Rovner represented Israel at the Venice Biennale (2003). Rovner has created site-specific video installations and her films have been screened internationally. Notes, a collaboration [...]

Berni Searle Berni Searle was born in Cape Town, South Africa (1964), where she currently lives and works. Best known for producing digital video and lens-based media installations, her “performative” works may be seen as a series of ongoing explorations around issues of self-representation, personal and collective identity. She has shown her work at the 2nd Johannesburg [...]

Fiona Tan Fiona Tan was born in Indonesia in 1966 and now lives in the Netherlands. She specialises in film and video installations, sometimes mixing newly shot material with archive footage, often examining questions of identity and visual culture. She exhibited at Documenta in Kassel 2002, at the Yokohama Triennale, 2002 and at the Venice Biennale, 2001. [...]

Kara Walker Born in California in 1969 and now lives in New York. She first became known through her adaptation of the 18th-19th Century art of silhouetting, which she uses to make stylised images which confront issues of racism, slavery, lust and domination. She has exhibited at London’s Hayward Gallery, and in France, Germany and at many [...]