Tacita Dean was born in 1965 in Canterbury, Kent. After graduating from Falmouth School of Art in 1988 she studied in Athens for a year before completing her postgraduate degree at The Slade School of Fine Art in London in 1992. She has had many solo exhibitions, including Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (1997); ICA, Philadelphia, with US tour (1998); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2000), MACBA, Barcelona (2001). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and in 1998 was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Tacita Dean is currently on the Berliner Künstlerprogramm/DAAD residency in Berlin.