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Tracey Emin

Since the early ‘90s, Tracey Emin has produced a body of work that encompasses all forms of artistic expression, including painting, print-making, drawing, film, photography, installations, appliqué, sculpture and neon text. Although Emin first rose to prominence as part of the so-called generation of Young British Artists (YBA), the highly autobiographical nature of her work set it apart from the general artistic trends of the 1980s and 1990s. Emin is well known for her frank, confessional style and for transforming her inner emotional and psychological world—personal experiences, memories and feelings—into art that is both intimate yet profoundly universal. Her candid but unsentimental disclosure of personal trauma and crises, as well as aspects of her love life, have often led to controversy.

Tracey Emin (b. 1963, London) lives and works in between London, Margate and the South of France. In 2007, Emin represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale. In 2011, she became the Royal Academy's Professor of Drawing and in 2012, Queen Elizabeth II appointed her Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts.

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  • In Conversation with Kenny Schachter

    On the occasion of Detail of Love (2020)

  • Tracey Emin

    Exhibition walkthrough of The Memory of your Touch (2017)