Parker, Cornelia

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Parker, Cornelia

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Cornelia Parker was born in Cheshire in 1956. She studied at Gloucester College of Art & Design 1974 - 1975, Wolverhampton Polytechnic (BA Hons) 1975 - 1978 and Reading University (MFA) 1980 - 1982. She currently lives and works in London. Since 1980 she has had solo exhibitions in England, France, Germany, Italy and taken part in group exhibitions in England, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Denmark, the USA and the 22nd International Biennal of Sao Paulo

She was nominated for the Turner Prize (Tate Gallery) in 1997, where her featured work was Mass (Colder Darker Matter), a work constructed from the charred remains of a Texas church that was struck by lightening. She has undertaken residencies, projects and commissions in the UK and the USA and has work in many private and public collections including the Tate Gallery London, the Arts Council of England, the British Council and the Saatchi Collection London

Her work Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (a garden shed and contents blown up for the Artist by the British Army, the fragments suspended on metal wire around a single light bulb), first shown at Chisenhale Gallery London in 1991 and subsequently purchased by the Tate Gallery, featured among the opening displays at the Tate Gallery Modern, Bankside London from May 2000.


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