Tate Britain Exhibition

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Pink Torso) 1995 (Detail) © Rachel Whiteread. Courtesy of the Artist and Gagosian

Rachel Whiteread Untitled (Pink Torso), 1995 © Rachel Whiteread
Photo: Seraphina Neville and Mark Heathcote © Tate

Celebrating over 25 years of Rachel Whiteread’s internationally acclaimed sculpture

One of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, Whiteread uses industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space. Her evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental.

Born in London in 1963, Whiteread was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993. The same year she made House 1993–1994, a life-sized cast of the interior of a condemned terraced house in London’s East End, which existed for a few months before it was controversially demolished.

This momentous show tracks Whiteread’s career and brings together well-known works such as Untitled (100 Spaces) 1995 and Untitled (Stairs) 2001 alongside new pieces that have never been previously exhibited.

On the lawn outside Tate Britain a new concrete sculpture, Chicken Shed 2017, will sit during the exhibition.

This exhibition is co-organised by Tate and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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12 September 2017 – 24 January 2018

Sponsored by


Supported by

FLAG Art Foundation

Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman

With additional support from

The Rachel Whiteread Exhibition Supporters Circle

Roland Augustine and Lawrence Luhring


David and Rose Cholmondeley

Galleria Lorcan O’Neill

Dasha Shenkman

Anna and Ralph Goldenberg

Tate Americas Foundation, Tate International Council, Tate Patrons and Tate Members


Filled with safe spaces and frightening places, mystery and memories

The Guardian

An atmosphere typical of dreams

Evening Standard

Essential viewing

The Telegraph

She takes empty interiors and gives them presence and heft. She gives the inside of things a life we never knew they possessed

The Independent

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