Tracey Emin is one of the most prominent members of the so-called generation of Young British Artists (YBAs). Since the early ‘90s, she has produced a body of work that encompasses all forms of artistic expression, including printmaking, painting, drawing, embroidery, installation, neon, film and sculpture. Tracey Emin is well known for revealing personal details of her life and for transforming her inner emotional world – personal memories, experiences and feelings – into art that is both intimate yet universal. With brutal honesty and a pinch of underlying humour, Tracey Emin’s highly autobiographical work typically circles around the subjects of love, sex, death, freedom and everyday life. Among her most discussed artworks is the installation “My Bed”, an unmade bed surrounded by personal items (such as cigarette butts, condoms and empty liquor bottles), which she exhibited as nominee for the Turner Prize in 1999.
British, b. 1963, Croydon (UK), based in London (UK).