2004 Selectors

Kate Bush

Photographers' Gallery, Head of galleries at the Barbican Centre

Dinos Chapman

b. 1962 in London

1981 Ravensbourne College of Art (BA)
1990 Royal College of Art (MA)
Currently lives and works in London
Dinos Chapman has exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at the Gagosian Gallery, New York (1997), White Cube, London (1999) and Kunst Werke.

Soon after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1990 Dinos Chapman began working as a collaborative team with his brother Jake.

 

The Chapmans' first received critical acclaim in 1991 for a diorama sculpture created out of remodelled plastic figurines enacting scenes from Goya's 'Disasters of War' etchings. Later the Chapmans took a single scene from the work and meticulously transformed it into a life-size tableau reworking fibreglass mannequins - 'Great Deeds Against the Dead' - depicting three castrated and mutilated soldiers tied to a tree. Their re-appropriation of Goya's solemn etchings becomes an ironic evocation of beauty and perversity, humour and horror.

 

Berlin (2000) and are currently working towards a major touring solo exhibition at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands and the Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf opening in Autumn 2002. Group exhibitions have included Sensation (1997-1999) and Apocalypse (2000), at the Royal Academy of Arts, London as well as the inaugural exhibition A Baroque Party at the Kunsthalle Vienna (2001).

 

Tacita Dean

b.1965 in Canterbury

1985 - 1988 Falmouth School of Art
1989 - 1990 Greek Government scholarship to the Supreme School of Fine Art, Athens
1990 - 1992 The Slade School of Fine Art

Tacita Dean trained as a painter and now works in a variety of media. She is best known for her compelling 16mm films, in which the specific qualities associated with film-making are of central importance. Dean's films are haunted by architectural relics which seem to embody outmoded or bankrupt beliefs, but at their time of execution promised much. In their formal qualities, her films reference other art forms, painting especially. Dean also works with video, sound, drawings and objects. Her work occupies a place between fact and fiction. It is pervaded by a sense of elusiveness, a search for something that exists as much in the imagination as anywhere else.

Tacita Dean has had solo exhibitions in Museums and Galleries worldwide including the Museo Serralves, Portugal (2002); ICA Philadelphia; Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Fundació "la Caixa", Barcelona and Tate Britain, London. Major upcoming solo exhibitions include Kunstverein fuer die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Duesseldorf and ARC, Paris in 2003. Dean was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1998. She was awarded the Aachen Kunstpreis for 2002, has been shortlisted for the Preis der Nationalgalerie fuer Junge Kunst at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. She is represented in many international public and private collections including the Museum Winterthur, Zurich; Tate Modern, London; Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona; Arts Council of Great Britain and the Musee d'art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris.

 

Brian Griffiths

b.1968 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
1995-1996 M.A. Fine Art. Goldsmiths College. University of London.
1989-1992 B.A. (Hons) Fine Art. University of Humberside.