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Cornelia Parker

on being official artist of the 2017 General Election

Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997, Cornelia Parker has became known for her installations and interventions, including Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View where she suspended the fragments of a garden shed, blown up for her by the British Army, and The Maybe, a collaboration with actress Tilda Swinton. In 2003 she wrapped Rodin’s Kiss with a mile of a string to make a new work The Distance (a kiss with string attached) for her contribution to the Tate Triennial. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Frith Street Gallery, Baltic, the Whitechapel Gallery Laboratory, Ikon Gallery, and the Museo De Arte de Lima. Her work was included in the 16th Sydney Biennale, the 8th Sharjah Biennial, and in the 4th Guangzhou Triennial in China. She has works in the Tate Collection, MoMa NY, Metropolitan Museum, NY and in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the USA. In 2010 she was awarded an OBE and elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London. She was the official artist of the 2017 General Election.

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