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Gillian Wearing (1963-), Artist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Born in Birmingham, Wearing trained at Goldsmith's College. Signs that say what you want them to say not signs that say what someone else wants you to say 1992-3, was not only a hit with the art world but also with that of advertising where her ideas were recycled. This type of collaborative work was a template for other investigations into tensions between public and private behaviour. In 1997, Wearing won the Turner Prize and in 2007 was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Shami Chakrabarti

by Gillian Wearing
gelatin silver print, 2011
On display in Room 38A at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6923