Cornelia Parker (b.1956, Cheshire) lives and works in London. Graduated from Reading University (1982) and Wolverhampton Polytechnic (1978). Awards include Official Artist for the UK General Election (2017); The Hugh Casson Drawing Prize (2011); OBE (2010); International Association of Art Critics Prize (1998); and nomination for the Turner Prize (1997). Residencies include International Artist in Residence, Two Rooms, Auckland (2010); and For-site Residency, Nevada City (2005). Select solo exhibitions include Transitional Object (PsychoBarn), Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018); 2017 General Election Artworks, Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster, London (2018); The Roof Garden Commission, Cornelia Parker, Transitional Object, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2016); Ikon Icons,1980s, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2014); Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011); and Doubtful Sound, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2010). Select group exhibitions include Objects of Wonder British Sculpture from the Tate Collection 1950s – Present, Palais Populaire, Berlin (2019); A History of Photography: Daguerreotype to Digital, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2018); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2017); A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2016); Making It, Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986, City Art Centre, Edinburgh (2015-16); Private Utopia, Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand (2015); Yoko Ono, Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Bilbao (2014); White Light, White Heat, Contemporary Artists & Glass, The Wallace Collection, London (2013); Where are we Standing? Earth, Memory and Resurrection, Aichi Triennale, Nogoya (2013); Medals of Dishonour, Hermitage’s Menshikov Palace, St Petersburg (2012); and On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century, MoMA, New York (2010). Her works are held in public and private collections including Arts Council, London; British Council, London; British Museum, London; ICA, Boston; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate, London; Royal Collection, London; and Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Last updated: 07.02.2019