Emin’s Turner Prize-nominated unmade bed might have won her fame and notoriety as part of the YBA movement, but her poignant, autobiographical paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations have enduring appeal, winning her places in collections including the Tate Gallery in London and New York’s MoMA. Inspired by Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele, Emin studied at the Royal Academy of Arts and has maintained a continuity in themes throughout her career, exploring gender and relationships with sometimes explicit imagery.
Did you know?
Emin’s infamous ‘Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995’ tent was destroyed in a fire in 2004.
Country of Birth
Christie's, 'My Bed, 1998 Mattress, Linens, Pillows and Objects', 2014
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
British Council, London, UK
Love Is What You Want, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, 2011
Walking With Tears, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK, 2010
Tracey Emin: 20 Years, Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK, 2008
Borrowed Light, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, IT, 2007