Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker's early work regularly dealt with exploded or fragmented structures echoing the vulnerability of the human condition. Her solo exhibition The Maybe (1995) at the Serpentine Gallery, London, was a collaboration with the actress Tilda Swinton, who lay, apparently asleep, inside a vitrine. She was surrounded by other glass cases containing relics that belonged to famous historical figures. She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1997. Her latest shows include Thirty Pieces of Silver at York St Mary’s, York (in association with Tate) and Doubtful Sound at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. The artist lives and works in London and was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London and appointed an OBE in 2010.

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