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Posted 2009 Aug by


1963 Born, London
1986 Maidstone College of Art (Bachelor of Fine Art)
1989 Royal College of Art (MA)

Currently lives and works in London

Solo Exhibitions

Tracey Emin 20 Years, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Those who Suffer Love, White Cube, London

Tracey Emin 20 Years, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Tracey Emin 20 Years, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga

Tracey Emin: You Left Me Breathing, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.
Tracey Emin: Borrowed Light, British Pavillion, Venice Biennale

More Flow, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome

I Can Feel Your Smile, Lehmann Maupin, New York
When I Think About Sex…, White Cube, London

Tracey Istanbulda Platform, Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
Tracey Emin BP British Art Displays, Tate Britain, London
I’ll Meet You In Heaven, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome
Can’t See Past My Own Eyes, Sketch, London
Fear, War And The Scream, Roslyn Oxley, Sydney and City Gallery, Wellington

Menphis, Counter Gallery, London
Tracey Emin, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

This is Another Place, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
Ten Years, Tracey Emin, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
I Think it’s in my head, Lehmann Maupin, New York
Tracey Emin Showreel, The Genesis Cinema, London
Tracey Emin, Haus der Kunst, Munich

You forgot to kiss my soul, White Cube, London

Love is a Strange Thing, Fig.1 London
What Do You Know About Love, Galerie Gebauer, Berlin

Every Part of Me’s Bleeding, Lehmann Maupin, New York

Sobasex (My Cunt is Wet with Fear), Sagacho Exhibition Space, Tokyo
Cunt Vernacular, Galerie Gebauer, Berlin
I Need Art Like I Need God, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
Tracey Emin, Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris

Solo Exhibition, Moo Gallery, Helsinki
I Need Art Like I Need God, South London Gallery, London,
Istanbul Biennial Pera Palace Hotel, Turkey

It’s not me that’s crying, it’s my soul, Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brussels
Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made, Galleri Andreas Brändström, Stockholm
Solo Exhibition, Habitat, London

Tracey Emin Museum, 221 Waterloo Road, London SE1 (closed 1998)

Art Cologne, Sponsored Artist, Jay Jopling/White Cube, Cologne
Exploration of the Soul – Journey Across America, Readings at the following locations: Rena Bransten, San Francisco Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; David Klein Gallery, Detroit; Mattress Factory Pittsburgh; Sandra Gering Gallery, New York and White Columns, New York

My Major Retrospective, Jay Jopling/White Cube, London
From Army to Armani_, Analix Gallery, Geneva (with Sarah Lucas)
The Shop, 103 Bethnal Green Road, London (with Sarah Lucas)

Group Exhibitions

Folkestone Triennial: Tales of Time and Space, Folkestone, Kent
Summer Exhibition 2008, (Curator), Royal Academy of Arts, London
You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil, White Cube Hoxton Square and Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Fourth Plinth, National Gallery, London
Love, Touring show National Gallery, London, Tyne & Wear Museums and Bristol’s Museums, Galleries & Archives

True Romance, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Summer Exhibition 2007, Royal Academy of Arts, London
The Naked Portrait, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
Lights, Camera Action Artists’ Films for the Cinema, Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney
Mima Collection: Selected Works, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough

The Other Side #2 – Radical Pursuits: Delights in the subversive and sublime, Tony Shalfrezi Gallery, New York
Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou;
Capital Museum, Beijing
Touch My Shadows, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
In the darkest hour there may be light: Works from Damien Hirst’s murderme collection, Serpentine Gallery, London
I’m Sorry, Pilar Parra & Romero Galeria de Arte, Madrid
Hot/Cold – Summer Loving, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Motion on Paper, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Summer Exhibition 2006, Royal Academy, London
Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
The Devil of the Fireplace, Claudia Gian-Ferrari, La Triennale di Milano
Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal
For All Audiences, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
You’ll Never Know Drawing and Random Interference, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea; The Lowry, Salford; New Art Gallery, Walsall; Tullie Mouse Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
LOVE! Ferragamo Gallery, New York

IMAGINE A WORLD… Bargehouse, London
Revelation Reflecting British Art in the Arts Council Collection, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle and The Lowry, Manchester
Death Mask by Tracey Emin, National Portrait Gallery, London
Sketch in Motion: A Group Exhibition of Artists’ Animation_, Sketch, London
Looking at Words. The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
The Wonderful Fund, On Tour Le Musée de Marrakech, Marrakech
God Is Bored Of Us II, FMCG, London
Super!:, First Triennial for Contemporary Art Fashion and Design, Z33, Hasselt
Video II: Allegory, NRW-Furum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf
Realit;)t. 30 Videoarbeiten aus der Sammlung Goetz in München, Von Olaf Breuning bis Sam Taylor-Wood, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfaffikon
Enchante Chãteau, MAMCO, Geneva
Munch Revisited, Henie Onstad Kunstcenter, Oslo
On Love, Museum Het Domein, Sittard
‘Bock mit Inhalt’ – Summer Exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Summer Exhibition 2005, Royal Academy of Arts, London
London Calling. Y[oung] B[ritish] A[rtists], Criss-Crossed Galleri Kaare Berntsen, Oslo
Body: New Art from the UK, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Kiss the Frog! The Art of Transformation, National Museum of Art, Oslo
Identity and Nomadism, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena
25. Twenty-five Years of the Deutsche Bank Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Vivisección, Dibujo Contemporáneo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City
Mé-tissages, MIAT Museum voor Industriële Archeologie en Textiel, Ghent
Women’s Film Festival, ICA, London
Top Spot, Berlin Film Festival, Berlin
Critic’s Choice FACT, Liverpool

The Christmas Exhibition, 2004 Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh
Fonetography, AOP Gallery, London
1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art, of Sevilla Monastry of the Cartuja of Sanat Maria de las Cuevas, Seville
Printers Inc.: Recent British Prints_, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; Brewhouse Theatre: Arts Centre, Taunton and Park Gallery, Falkirk
Seven Sins, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano
Einleuchten, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
The Other Flower Show, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Stranger Than Fiction, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds; Tulie House, Carlisle; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; Nottingham Castle, Nottingham; Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton
La Collection d’Art Contemporain d’Agnes B, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse
Tracey Emin and David Hockney Drawings, Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago
Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing and Dick Matena, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
See It…Read It, Draíocht, Dublin
Secrets of the ‘90s, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem
Social Strategies. Redefining Social Realism, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College,
New York

Social Strategies. Redefining Social Realism, The Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle (Indiana); University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara; University Galleries, Illinois State University,Normal (Illinois); Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, New York, The Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans and University Art Museum, Santa Barbara
Tracey Emin, Luigi Ontani, Kiki Smith, Cerith Wyn Evans, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome
Flexible 4: Identities, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg, Kunsthalle Brandts Klaedefabrik Odense and Landesgalerie Linz am Oberösterreichischen Landesmusem, Linz
Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Fast Forward – Media Art, ZKM, Karlsruhe
FRESH: Contemporary British Artists in Print, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh
Just Love Me; Post-Feministic Art of the 1990s, Bergen Art Museum, Bergen
A Bigger Splash: British Art from Tate 1960–2003 OCA & ITO, São Paulo
Game Over Grimm, Rosenfeld, Munich
Independence, South London Gallery, London
The Happy Couple, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford
Il racconto del filo, Museo di Arte Moderna, Trento
Europe Exists, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Let’s See the Nature in You, Pepperton Gallery, London
Tactics of the Ego, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Micro/Macro The Budapest, Kunsthalle, Budapest
Words from the Arts Council Collection, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
The Map Is Not The Territory III, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham and The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Franham
En Route, De Hallen Haarlem

Face Off Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
Rapture: Art’s Seduction by Fashion Since 1970, Barbican Art Gallery, London
The Ink Jetty, Neon Gallery, London
Shine, St Pancras Chambers, London
The Glory of God: New Religious Art, St. Peter’s Church, Liverpool
Disturb, 1st Public School of Hydra, Hydra
Die Wohltat der Kunst: Post\Feministische Positionen der neunziger Jahre aus der Sammlung, Goetz Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden
Fusion Cuisine, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens
Public Affairs. Von Beuys bis Zittel: Das Offentliche in der Kunst, Kunsthaus, Zurich
New Religious Art, 1992–2002, Henry Peacock Gallery, London
Landscape, Saatchi Gallery, London
The Rowan Collection. Contemporary British & Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Trans Sexual Express, Centro de Arte de Santa Monica, Barcelona; Palacio Municipal de Exposiciones, Corunna and Mucsarnok, Budapest
For the Love of Dog, Pump House Gallery, London
Printers Inc., The Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon
Read-Only Memory, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry
Televisions, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Video Project Space, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
In Formation, Percy Miller Gallery, London
For the love of dog, Pump House Gallery, London
At Sea, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Tattoo Show, Modern Art Inc., London
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Freestyle Werke Aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Century City, Tate Modern, London
Insider Trading: Profit Without Honour, Mandeville Hotel, London
London Nomad Beit Zeinab Khatoun, a seminar on Contemporary Curatorial Practice at the American University Cairo, Biennale, Cairo

Peter Blake: About Collage, Tate Gallery, London
Nurture and Desire, Hayward Gallery, London
Sex and the British: Slap & Tickle – A perspective on the sexual content of British Art since the 1960s, Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg and Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Gut Aufgelegt, Kunsthaus, Hamburg
Drawings, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Drawings, Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels
Potent Present Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection, Logan Galleries, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco
ManMoMa. A Thick Bloke Kicking a Dog to Death, The International 3 Summer Fête Fairfield, Manchester
From Face to Face. Mimics – Gestures – Emotions, Städtisches Museum Leverkusen Schloß Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Out There, White Cube, London
Art in Sacred Spaces, St. Mary’s Church
The British Art Show, 5 The Scottish National gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (National Touring Exhibitions)
Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Hundstage Gesellschaft für, Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
Imagen em Movimento. Moving Image, Chiva [S]ynergies Art, São Paulo
Art Lovers, The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Compton House, Liverpool
Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London
Now It’s My Turn to Scream. Works by Contemporary British Artists from the Logan Collection, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Self Evident, Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta
Temple of Diana, The Blue Gallery, London
Sweetie, The British School at Rome, Rome
Video Festival, Riccione TTV, Riccione

Printers Inc.: Recent British Prints, Hayward Gallery, London; Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh; Rhyl Library, Museum and Art Centre, Rhyl The Gallery, Stratford-Upon-Avon; Bury Art Gallery & Museum, Bury; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Brewhouse Theatre, Arts Centre, Taunton and Park Gallery, Falkirk
10 SupaStore, Supastars SupaStore at Tomato, London
Made in London. An exhibition of works by London based artists made in the1990s,
Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa
Pandaemonium, London Electronic Arts Gallery, London
UK Maximum Diversity, Galerie Krinzinger, Benger Fabrik Bregenz, Bregenz
The Colony Room, 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition A22 Projects, London
Hidden Desires And Images, Art Dynamics, Tayayo Lida, Tokyo
Emotion. Young British and American Art from the Goetz Collection,
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Personal Effects, Spacex Gallery, Exeter and Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Loose Threads, Serpentine Gallery, London
Life is a Bitch, De Appel, Amsterdam
La Biennale de Montreal: Dream Catchers, Centre International D’Art Contemporain de Montreal Montreal
Sam Taylor-Wood, Tracey Emin, Gillian Wearing, Marc Quinn, Galerija Dante Marino Cettina, Umag
Live and Let Die, Apex Art C.P., New York
Beach Life, Upper Street, London (one day event)
Real Life, Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Rome
The Human Factor, Achenbach Kunsthandel, Düsseldorf
English Rose in Japan, Ginza Art Space Shiseido, Tokyo
Art from the UK: Angela Bulloch, Willie Doherty, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Sam Taylor-Wood, Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Ca-Ca Poo-Poo, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
History Image-based work in Britain in the late 20th Century, The Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston Upon
Hull (and UK tour)
Craft, Richard Salmon, London
Real Art for Real Women, ICA, London
Absolute Secret, Royal College of Art, London
Private Face Urban Space, Old Gasworks, Athens and Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art, Rethymnon
Kunst..Arbeit 1st Presentation of the Bnks Collection, Südwest LB, Stuttgart
Tales from the City, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
Sensation, Royal Academy of Arts, London and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 1998-99
between the devil and the deep (blue) sea, MUU Gallery, Helsinki
Package Holiday Hydra Workshops, Hydra
Time Out Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Summer Love, Fotouhi Cramer Gallery, New York
Urban Legends, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden
Dissolution, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
Such is Life, (Video programme) Serpentine Gallery Bookshop, London and Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
Hypermnesiac Fabulations, The Power Plant, Toronto
Slight, Norwich Gallery, Norwich and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Full House, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Sad Gasworks, London
Life/Live, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris and Centro de Exposições do Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
The Aggression of Beauty, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Yerself is Steam, 85 Charlotte St., London
A Grapefruit in the World Park, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Other Men’s Flowers, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne and The British School at Rome, Rome
Faustrecht der Freiheit, (Volkmann Collection) Kunstsammlung Gera, Berlin and Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen
Co-operators, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Loosy Galerie, Philippe Rizzo, Paris

Brilliant: New Art from London, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Brill: Works on Paper by Brilliant Artists, Montgomery Glasgow Fine Art, Minneapolis
Mysterium Alltag Kampnagel, Hamburg
Minky Manky, South London Gallery, London and Arnolfini, Bristol
Art for Aids, Gallerie Nicoli Walner, Copenhagen
I Confess, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen
Whistling Women, Chelsea Room, Royal Festival Hall, London
The Friendly Village, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee
Other Men’s Flowers IceBox, Athens

Gramercy, Park Hotel, Art Fair, New York
Karaoke & Football, Portikus, Frankfurt
Other Men’s Flowers, Joshua Compston/London Portfolio 33 Coronet Street, London

Hotel Carlton Palace Chambre 763, Hotel Carlton Palace, Paris

The Phone Box, Various venues, London and Liverpool


Honorary Doctorate Royal College of Art, 2007
Doctor of Letters, University of Kent, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, London Metropolitan University, 2007
The Jury Prize Cairo Biennale Award, Cairo, 2001
International Award for Video Art, 1997