Karin Mamma Andersson
b. 1962 (Sweden)
Andersson represented Sweden in the 2003 Venice Biennale and has had solo shows worldwide, including a retrospective at Camden Arts Centre in 2007.
Maurizio Anzeri
b. 1969 (Italy)
Shortlisted for the 2008 Sovereign European Art Prize, Anzeri works with photographs & found materials. He has recently exhibited at Riflemaker.
Yto Barrada
b. 1971 (France)
Co-founder of the Cinémathèque de Tanger, Barrada is a photographer who has been exhibited at MoMA, Jeu de Paume & the 2007 Venice Biennale.
David Batchelor
b. 1955 (Scotland)
Artist, writer & tutor at the Royal College of Art, Batchelor’s work relates to colour & our environment. He is the author of Chromophobia.
Daniel Baumann
b. 1967 (Switzerland)
Art historian & writer, Baumann is curator of the Wölfli Foundation, winner of the 2006 Swiss Art Award & a Special Advisor for Frieze 2009.
Bruno Bischofberger
b. 1940 (Switzerland)
Swiss gallerist who brought pop art to Europe, becoming Warhol & Basquiat’s main dealer. He co-founded Interview Magazine in 1969.
Sir Peter Blake CBE RDI
b. 1932 (Britain)
Creator of the Sgt Peppers album cover, Blake is one of Britain’s most influential artists. His exhibitions include a Tate 2003 retrospective.
Christian Boltanski
b. 1944 (France)
Multi-disciplinary artist & recipient of Praemium Imperiale Award 2007, who has shown at Musée d‘Art Moderne Paris, the Whitechapel & Documenta.
David Byrne
b. 1952 (America)
Songwriter, musician, producer, filmmaker, photographer, artist, writer, designer & cyclist, Byrne is founder of Talking Heads & Luaka Bop.
Maurizio Cattelan
b. 1960 (Italy)
Artist, publisher and writer, Cattelan's work has been featured worldwide including the 2004 Whitney Biennal. In 2009 he was awarded a career prize at the Rome Quadriennale.
Nick Cave
b. 1957 (Australia)
Musician, poet, painter, actor & writer, Cave is lead singer of The Bad Seeds & The Birthday Party. His latest novel is The Death of Bunny Monro.
Paul Chan
b. 1973 (Hong Kong)
New York artist featured in 2006 Whitney Biennial & 2009 Venice Biennale, Chan has exhibited at Serpentine, MoMA, Stedelijk, Hammer & New Museum.
Jarvis Cocker
b. 1963 (Britain)
Lead singer of Pulp, Cocker is an artist, musician, director & cultural commentator. He recently wrote the soundtrack for Fantastic Mr Fox.
Paolo Colombo
b. 1878 (Italy)
Curator of the 6th Istanbul Biennale, Colombo is an artist, film producer and former curator of MAXXI museum in Rome. His award-winning film Soul Kitchen is playing right now all over France.
Shezad Dawood
b. 1974 (Britain)
Artist, writer & curator, Dawood has exhibited at the Tate, Whitechapel Gallery & ICA, as well as the 2009 Tate Triennial & Venice Biennale.
Jeremy Deller
b. 1966 (Britain)
Turner Prize winning artist & curator whose projects include the Folk Archive with Alan Kane & The English Civil War Part II for Artangel.
Marlene Dumas
b. 1953 (South Africa)
Artist, painter and educator whose drawings and paintings are exhibited and collected internationally. Recent solo shows include MoMA (NY) and MoCA (LA) in 2009.
Ekow Eshun
b. 1968 (Britain)
Artistic Director of the ICA, Eshun is a writer, journalist & broadcaster and former editor of Arena. He is author of Black Gold of the Sun (2005).
Martine Franck
b.1938 (Belgium)
Award-winning Magnum photographer & founder of the Viva photo agency. She is President & Co-Founder of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.
Lee Friedlander
b. 1934 (America)
Photographer & MacArthur Fellow whose oeuvre spans five decades of American life. He received a career retrospective at MoMA in 2005.
Thelma Golden
b. 1965 (America)
Curator whose 10 year tenure at the Whitney was followed by the Studio Museum in Harlem, where she is now Executive Director & Chief Curator.
Matthew Higgs
b. 1964 (Britain)
Artist, curator, writer & publisher, Higgs is founder of Imprint 93 & the Director of White Columns, the oldest non-profit space in New York.
Carsten Höller
b. 1961 (Belgium)
Artist trained as a scientist who represented Sweden in the 51st Venice Biennale. Works include Test Site at the Tate Modern and the Double Club.
Alan Kane
b. 1961 (Britain)
Artist & curator whose projects include The Folk Archive with Jeremy Deller & Life Class: Today’s Nude with Artangel & Channel 4.
Idris Khan
b. 1978 (Britain)
Artist, photographer & video artist, Khan’s multi-layered works have been exhibited at the Taidehalli, Helsinki & Musée de l'Elysée, Switzerland.
Klara Kristalova
b. 1967 (Czechoslovakia)
Artist, sculptor & ceramicist whose forms draw from folkloric imagery. She has exhibited worldwide, including the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Henry Krokatsis
b. 1965 (Britain)
Artist & curator Krokatsis makes site-specific installations, sculpture, paintings & drawings. He recently showed in Encomium at FAS Contemporary.
James Lingwood
b. TBC (Britain)
Curator & Co-Director of Artangel since 1991, Lingwood has commissioned ambitious projects with artists like Francis Alÿs & Steve McQueen.
Christof Mascher
b. 1979 (Germany)
Artist trained at the Academy of Art in Braunschweig whose paintings of imaginary constructions have been exhibited in solo shows worldwide.
Jeff McMillan
b. 1968 (America)
Founder of artist-run space PEARL, McMillan is a Texas-born artist, curator & collector who artwork incorporates found objects & paintings.
Annette Messager
b. 1943 (France)
Artist whose installations incorporate photos, prints, drawings & kinetic elements. She is winner of the Golden Lion at the 2005 Venice Biennale.
Thurston Moore
b. 1958 (America)
Co-founder of Sonic Youth, Moore is a musician, artist, editor & composer, as well as the founder of record label Ecstatic Peace!
Annie Morris
b. 1978 (Britain)
Trained at the Beaux Arts, Paris, Morris is a fine artist whose prolific output includes collaborations with Sophie Dahl & Christopher Bailey.
Paul Noble
b. 1963 (Britain)
Founding member of artist space City Racing, Noble’s intricate pencil drawings have been shown at Cubitt, Chisenhale, Tate & the Whitechapel.
Jockum Nordström
b. 1963 (Sweden)
Artist, illustrator, painter and DJ, Nordström is known for his vivid & prolific collages & drawings. Collections include MoMA & Moderna Museet.
Hans Ulrich Obrist
b. 1968 (Switzerland)
Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery, Obrist was Curator of Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris & has curated over 200 solo & group shows since 1991.
Scott Ogden
b. 1973 (America)
Ogden is an artist and filmmaker whose recent projects include MAKE, directed with Malcolm Hearn and a documentary on artist George Widener.
Grayson Perry
b. 1960 (Britain)
Multi-disciplinary artist whose work includes ceramics, textiles, bronzes & works on paper. He won the 2003 Turner Prize in a purple party frock.
Sunand Prasad
b. 1962 (India)
Co-founder of Penoyre & Prasad Architects and President of RIBA whose buildings include the Children's Eye Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Arnulf Rainer
b. 1929 (Austria)
Winner of 1978 Great Austrian National Prize, Rainer has represented Austria at the Venice Biennale, with works in MoMA and the Guggenheim.
Colin Rhodes
b. 1963 (Britain)
Author, artist & educator, Rhodes is Dean & Professor of Art History & Theory at Sydney College of Arts, University of Sydney.
Bernd Ribbeck
b. 1974 (Germany)
Berlin based contemporary artist who has shown worldwide and is currently participating in Slow Paintings at Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen.
Sir Norman Rosenthal
b. 1944 (British)
Former Curator & Exhibitions Secretary at Royal Academy who curated Baselitz, Kiefer, Guston & others, plus the groundbreaking Sensation.
Eva Rothschild
b. 1972 (Ireland)
Dublin-born artist who works in a variety of media. She recently ccmpleted Cold Corners for the Duveen Commission at Tate Britain.
Ralph Rugoff
b. 1957 (America)
Curator, writer & former Director of Wattis Institute, Rugoff is Director of the Hayward Gallery and Curator of Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting.
Ed Ruscha
b. 1937 (America)
Dynamic artist with a current retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, whose practice includes painting, print-making, drawing, photography & film.
Tal R
b. 1967 (Israel)
Leading Danish artist, painter, sculptor, designer & professor who has been described as kolbojnik, Hebrew for jack of all trades.
Brian Sewell
b. 1931 (Britain)
Writer, broadcaster & art critic for The Evening Standard, Sewell has won Critic of the Year, the Hawthornden Prize & The George Orwell Prize.
Jamie Shovlin
b. 1978 (Britain)
Artist who first appeared as schoolgirl Naomi V Jelish & subsequently emerged as an acclaimed painter, printmaker, draughtsman and writer.
Peter Saville
b. 1955 (Britain)
Designer & founding partner of legendary Manchester record label Factory, Saville is currently Creative Director for the City of Manchester.
Bob & Roberta Smith
b. 1963 (Britain)
Sign writer, performer, DJ & artist aka Patrick Brill whose recent shows include the Tate Triennial 2009. He was recently announced Tate trustee.
Anthony Spira
b. 1970 (Britain)
Director of the Milton Keynes Gallery, Spira is former curator of the Whitechapel Gallery where exhibitions included Inner Worlds Outside.
Georgina Starr
b. 1968 (Britain)
Artist and filmmaker who works with audio, video & found objects. Exhibitions include MoMA, the Tate & Venice Biennale.
Louise Stern
b. 1978 (America)
Deaf artist whose first book is being released by Granta in 2010. She is publisher & editor of Maurice, a contemporary art magazine for children.
Thukral & Tagra
b. 1976/79 (India)
Contemporary Indian artists & designers working in a variety of media, including graphics, videos, interiors, product design and paintings.
Leonid Tishkov
b. 1953 (Russia)
Medical school graduate turned artist, illustrator, writer & filmmaker who works in multiple media & features in the MoMA permanent collection.
Mark Titchner
b. 1973 (Britain)
Nominated for the 2006 Turner Prize, Titchner exhibited at the 2007 Venice Biennale & is in the permanent collection of the Tate.
Pete Townshend
b. 1945 (Britain)
Townshend is a writer, musician, songwriter & guitarist for The Who, whose rock opera Tommy is one of the most influential albums of all time.
Francesco Vezzoli
b. 1971 (Italy)
Artist and embroiderer Vezzoli has exhibited his iconic needlepoints internationally, including the 2006 Whitney Biennal and the 51st Venice Biennal.
Jessica Voorsanger
b. 1965 (America)
Artist whose exhibitions include Hearing Voices, Seeing Things at the Serpentine and the Whitechapel Gallery’s first children’s commission.
Marnie Weber
b. 1959 (America)
LA based artist & musician who uses carving, collage, performance, video & music to create worlds populated by a recurring cast of characters.
Sue Webster
b. 1967 (Britain)
Known for her work with longtime collaborator Tim Noble, Webster works with a range of media, including light, shadow & kinetic sculpture.
Mathew Weir
b. 1977 (British)
Artist whose intricate paintings & sculptures explore the world of ornaments & decoration. His work has been exhibited internationally.
Richard Wentworth
b. 1947 (Samoa)
Wentworth is an artist, curator & Head of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, he curated from Boule to Braid at the Lisson Gallery in 2009.
Terry Winters
b. 1949 (America)
Painter, draughtsman & printmaker, Winters has received retrospectives at the Whitney & is in the permanent collection of the Tate and MoMA.
James Young
b. TBC (Britain)
Young is a writer, musician, composer and curator. He has recorded with Nico and Lou Reed and co-curated The Fabric of Myth at Compton Verney.
John Zorn
b. 1953 (America)
New York based composer, arranger & producer of jazz & avant-garde music. He is founder of Masada and the record label Tzadik & a Macarthur Fellow.