Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963, London) studied painting at Brighton Polytechnic, Brighton and Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Whiteread is recognised as one the leading female sculptors of her generation, best known for her minimalist casts that are at once monumental yet contextually intimate. She was the first woman to receive the Turner Prize in 1993 and represented Britain in the the 1997 Venice Biennale. Alongside a number of notable public commissions, Whiteread has exhibited extensively worldwide, with solo exhibitions at acclaimed institutions such as Kunsthalle Basel; the Reina Sofia, Madrid; the Serpentine Gallery, London, the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
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