Fiona Banner

Born in 1966 - United Kingdom


Fiona Banner is a British artist born in 1966, she is a member of the Young British Artists group.

Her work explores the problems and possibilities of written language. She practices sculpture, installations, drawing and writting, which remains always the main subject of Fiona Banner's artistic research.

Recently, she is very interested in classical nudes from the history of art and transcribes the poses of the live models that she observes, in the same field as her earlier work where she trancribed movies.

She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002 and one of her sculptures was exhibited at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2015. Her work is part of numerous important collections such as the MoMA in New York, the Philadelphia Museum, The Arts Council of England, the Tate Gallery in London and the Walker Art Gallery in Minneapolis.

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2014 Wp Wp Wp, a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
2014 Mistah Kurtz – He Not Dead, an exhibition at PEER, London
2013 The Vanity Press, a solo exhibition at Summerhall, Edinburgh
2013 Glasstress 2013: White Light/White Heat a group exhibition at the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, Venice Biennale, Venice
2012 Unboxing, The Greatest Film Never Made a solo exhibition at 1301PE Gallery, L.A
2010 The Duveen Galleries Commission, a solo exhibition at Tate Britain
2010 The Naked Ear, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
2008 That Was Then… This Is Now, a group exhibition at MoMA, New York
2007 The Bastard Word, a solo exhibition at Power Plant, Toronto
2002 Turner Prize, short-listed
1998 Art Now Room, a solo exhibition at Tate Gallery, London

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