Rachel Whiteread, CBE (born 20 April 1963) is an English artist who primarily produces sculptures, which typically take the form of casts. She was the first woman to win the annual Turner Prize in 1993.
Whiteread was one of the Young British Artists who exhibited at the Royal Academy's Sensation exhibition in 1997. Among her most renowned works are House, a large concrete cast of the inside of an entire Victorian house; the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial in Vienna, resembling the shelves of a library with the pages turned outwards; and Untitled Monument, her resin sculpture for the empty fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.
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The journalist journeys through East London to explore the artists who lived and worked there in the nineties
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Rachel Whiteread is renowned for her evocative large-scale sculptures, but drawing has always remained one of her core activities.
Rachel Whiteread discusses the working processes behind the piece, and its reception, with artist and writer David Batchelor.
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Audio Arts: Volume 17 No 1 & 2, Side A – Pipilotti Rist, Rachel Whiteread, Leontine Coelewij, Willem Oorebeek, Pet
To coincide with her exhibition at Tate Britain, Tate Etc. visited one of Rachel Whiteread's lesser known public sculptures in ...
Meet the Turner Prize-winning artist who changed the way we think about sculpture
The exhibition Ruin Lust at Tate Britain explores artists’ and subsequently photographers’ fascination with the ruin, via works from JMW ...
‘The Process of Drawing is like Writing a Diary: It's a Nice Way of Thinking About Time Passing’: Rachel Whiteread
To coincide with Tate Britain’s exhibition of the artist’s drawings, as well as the objects from her personal collection that ...
Richard Hamblyn looks at the use of sky to load meaning in painting since the Renaissance, including the work of ...
Rachel Whiteread installation film of Untitled (Rooms) (2001) and Untitled (Stairs) (2001): Special imaging treatments
A time-lapse film to document the installation of Rachael Whiteread’s Untitled (Rooms) 2001 and Untitled (Stairs) 2001