Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin’s frank, deeply autobiographical work, first exhibited during the years of the YBAs’ movement of the 1990s, has captured public imagination and given her celebrity status in the UK. Despite this, she has continued to produce and develop as an artist, with autobiography becoming a signature theme. Her most infamous works include Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995 and My Bed when she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. The artist represented Britain in the 2007 Venice Biennale, and has had two major retrospectives at the Scottish National Gallery of Art, Edinburgh and The Hayward, London and was awarded a CBE in 2013. In 2011, Emin was chosen as a professor of drawing at the Royal Academy of Art, one of only two women to be offered a professorship since it opened in 1768.

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