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Gillian Wearing RA

Gillian Wearing studied at Chelsea College of Art 1985–87 and Goldsmiths College 1987–90. She won the Turner Prize in 1997 and, in the same year, her work was included in Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts: an exhibition of Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection.

Her work, initially inspired by fly on the wall documentaries such as Michael Apted’s Up series, is characterised by an engagement with the lives of others and her own family history; she uses photography, video and a range of devices to reveal personal details.


Royal Academician


Elected RA: 11 December 2007

Gender: Female

Nationality: British

Born: 1963 in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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