Tacita Dean is an acclaimed British artist, known for her conceptual films, photographs and drawings. Her art explores themes relating to chance, memory and the passage of time, often featuring nautical imagery and derelict spaces. Recording the effects of time, Dean frequently focusses on human traces left in nature. Her films reveal great attention to detail, often employing long takes and static camera shots. Both celebrating the beauty of analogue filmmaking and mourning its demise, Tacita Dean continually highlights the qualities of 16 mm film. She stated that “Digital is so known, and film is all about the unknown”. The visual artist was a nominee for the Turner Prize in 1998, won the Hugo Boss Prize in 2006 and the Kurt Schwitters Prize in 2009, and was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2008. Dean has been the subject of solo exhibitions at major institutions including Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark; New Museum, New York, United Sates; Tate Modern, London, UK; and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria. Tacita Dean was born in 1965 in Canterbury, UK. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Los Angeles, California.