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Rachel Whiteread

Sculptor
Female
Born Apr 20, 1963
Age 51
Hometown London
Nationality English

Rachel Whiteread, CBE is an English artist, best known for her sculptures, which typically take the form of casts. She won the annual Turner Prize in 1993—the first woman to win the prize. Whiteread is one of the Young British Artists, and exhibited at the Royal Academy's Sensation exhibition in 1997.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1963 Birth Born on April 20, 1963.

TWENTIES

1987 24 Years Old She began to exhibit in 1987, with her first solo exhibition coming in 1988. … Read More
1989 26 Years Old …  Her father was a geography teacher, polytechnic administrator and lifelong supporter of the Labour Party, who died when Whiteread was studying at art school in 1989. … Read More
1990 27 Years Old In 1990, she expanded on her earlier work with Ghost, the first of her works to cast an entire living space and the first to bring her to the attention of the public and critics. … Read More

THIRTIES

1993 30 Years Old 1 More Event
House, perhaps her best known work, was a concrete cast of the inside of an entire Victorian terraced house completed in autumn 1993, exhibited at the location of the original house — 193 Grove Road — in East London (all the houses in the street had earlier been knocked down by the council).
1997 34 Years Old For the Sensation exhibition in 1997, Whiteread exhibited Untitled (One Hundred Spaces), a series of resin casts of the space underneath chairs. … Read More
1998 35 Years Old In 1998, Whiteread made Water Tower as part of a grant for New York City's Public Art Fund. … Read More

FORTIES

2004 41 Years Old In spring 2004, she was offered the annual Unilever Series commission to produce a piece for Tate Modern's vast Turbine Hall, delaying acceptance for five to six months until she was confident she could conceive of a work to fill the space http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1593080,00.html.
2005 42 Years Old Throughout the latter half of September 2005 and mid-way into October her work Embankment was installed and was made public on 10 October. … Read More
2008 45 Years Old She was one of the five artists shortlisted for the Angel of the South project in January 2008. … Read More
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