Fiona Banner

Fiona Banner lives and works in London.  Her work centres on the problems and possibilities of language, both written and metaphorical. From her “wordscapes” to her use of found and transformed military aircraft, Banner juxtaposes the brutal and the sensual, performing a complete cycle of intimacy, attraction and alienation.  She was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2002 and her installation Harrier and Jaguar, two modified contemporary fighter planes, was at Tate Britain in 2010. In 2012 she co-designed the Roi des Belges, on London's South Bank, a one-room building based on the boat that the writer Joseph Conrad captained up the Congo in 1890, a journey echoed in his most famous work Heart of Darkness. Here, Banner staged the world premiere of Orson Welles’ unrealized film Heart of Darkness

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