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WEARING, Gillian (<i>born</i> 1963), Installation artist, video artist, photographer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WEARING, Gillian (born 1963), Installation artist, video artist, photographer

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British, 20th – 21st century, female.

Active in London.

Born 1963, in Birmingham.

Installation artist, video artist, photographer.

Neo-Conceptual Art, Young British Artists.

Gillian Wearing left school at 16 and moved to London, joining Goldsmith's College in 1987. She was awarded the Turner Prize in 1997.

Working first as a photographer, Wearing produced the iconic series of photographs Signs in 1993, in which she asked strangers

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