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Love note: ahead of her sabbatical, Tracey Emin presents 'Stone Love' in NY Wallpaper* Magazine

May 14 2016

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VIDEO | Tracey Emin on ambition and ageing Financial Times

March 31 2016

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Tracey Emin Pushes Her Art Forward through a Marriage to a Stone Artsy

March 29 2016

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Tracey Emin: from the inside out Financial Times

March 25 2016

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Hailed in her youth, an artist's work matures with her New York Times

March 24 2016

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Artist Talk: Tracey Emin Art Basel Conversations and Salon

March 24, 2016, 2-3PM
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Best of the Best: Five Booths at Art Basel Hong Kong New York Observer

March 23 2016

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Tracey Emin: ‘I’m looking for a soul mate, nothing else will do’ The Art Newspaper

March 22 2016

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A Conversation with Tracey Emin Ocula

March 22 2016

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Tracey Emin: A 'Gold Rush' For Art in Asia Bloomberg

March 21 2016

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Taking Tea with Tracey Discover Magazine

March 17 2016

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Strange Bedfellows Hong Kong Tatler

March 15 2016

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Tracey Emin's "I Cried Because I Love You" at Lehmann Maupin and White Cube Hong Kong ARTINFO

February 12 2016

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Tracey Emin gets first solo show in Greater China The Art Newspaper

November 26 2015

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‘Bad girl’ artist Tracey Emin to show her pensive side in first Hong Kong show South China Morning Post

November 26 2015

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Alain Elkann Interviews

December 11, 2014

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Artnet

October 15, 2014

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The New York Times

July 29, 2014

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Gallerist NY

July 1, 2014

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T Magazine

June 15, 2014

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Whitewall Magazine

Spring 2014

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Flatt Magazine

2014

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The Financial TImes

December 13, 2013

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The New York Times

December 4, 2013

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The Miami Rail

Winter 2013

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Interview Magazine

December 2013 - January 2014

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Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine

December 2013

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The Wall Street Journal

November 29, 2013

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ARTnews

Summer 2013

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The Drawing Center

June 7, 2013

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The New York Times Magazine

May 26, 2013

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The New York Observer

May 20, 2013

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Vanity Fair Artist Tracey Emin: Critics Are Harsher Because I’m a Woman

May 15 2013

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Artinfo

May 15, 2013

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Artspace

May 8, 2013

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The Guardian

May 5, 2013

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Financial Times Quiet birds, noisy neon

May 3, 2013

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The Financial Times

May 3, 2013

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Modern Painters Tracey Emin featured on the May cover

May 2013

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Art + Auction In the Air

May 2013

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1stDibs

May 2013

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BBC Listen to Cultural Exchange with Tracey Emin

April 22, 2013

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You Magazine Exclusive Cover Story

April 21, 2013

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Harper's Bazaar UK

April 2013

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The New Yorker Talk of the Town: Tracey Emin in Times Square

February 20, 2013

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The New Yorker

February 20, 2013

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ARTnews Love Potions

February 2013

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Art + Auction

January 2013

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Artforum

December 22, 2012

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The Art Newspaper

November 2012

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Tracey Emin Carries Olympic Torch

July 2012

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Gallerist NY

July 18, 2012

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AnOther Magazine

June 1, 2012

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Artinfo

May 26, 2012

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The Guardian

May 25, 2012

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Stylist

May 23, 2012

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May 19, 2012

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April 30, 2012

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Wall Street Journal Magazine

February 29, 2012

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The New York Observer

December 19, 2011

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September 30, 2011

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Vogue: Turkey

September 30, 2011

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September 7, 2011

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August 31, 2011

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August 10, 2011

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June 30, 2011

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June 24, 2011

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Art in America

May 31, 2011

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May 17, 2011

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May 17, 2011

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May 17, 2011

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May 16, 2011

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May 16, 2011

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April 30, 2011

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March 18, 2011

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June 30, 2010

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Marie Claire

March 31, 2010

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Flaunt Issue 107

December 31, 2009

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December 4, 2009

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ArtReview Online

November 15, 2009

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November 14, 2009

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November 13, 2009

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November 13, 2009

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November 12, 2009

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November 6, 2009

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New York Times Style Magazine

October 31, 2009

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May 22, 2009

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Modern Painters

October 31, 2008

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Public Art The Extreme Mess of Tracey Emin's Art

August 31, 2008

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ArtNews

August 31, 2008

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Art in America

April 30, 2008

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New York Times Style Magazine

December 1, 2007

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June 1, 2007

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April 16, 2007

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June 1, 2006

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May 1, 2006

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February 1, 2006

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December 5, 2005

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December 1, 2005

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November 18, 2005

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November 14, 2005

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Nylon

November 1, 2005

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October 18, 2005

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Modern Painters

June 1, 2005

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Art in America

May 1, 2003

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November 1, 2002

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November 1, 2002

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Modern Painters

September 1, 2002

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Tema Celeste

July 1, 2000

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Artforum

October 1, 1999

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New York Times

June 11, 1999

Artist Bio

Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin’s art is one of disclosure, using her life events as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, video, and installation, to photography, needlework, and sculpture. Emin reveals her hopes, humiliations, failures, and successes in candid and, at times, excoriating work that is frequently both tragic and humorous.

 

Emin’s work has an immediacy and often sexually provocative attitude that firmly locates her oeuvre within the tradition of feminist discourse. By re-appropriating conventional handicraft techniques—or ‘women’s work’—for radical intentions, Emin’s work resonates with the feminist tenets of the ‘personal as political.’  In Everyone I’ve Ever Slept With 1963-95 (1995, destroyed 2004), Emin used the process of appliqué to inscribe the names of lovers, friends, and family within a small tent, into which the viewer had to crawl inside, becoming both voyeur and confidante. Her interest in the work of Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele particularly inform Emin’s paintings, monoprints, and drawings, which explore complex personal states and ideas of self-representation through manifestly expressionist styles and themes. She achieved international recognition with such key works as My Bed (1998), for which she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize and is currently on display at Tate Britain alongside works by Francis Bacon.

 

Emin was born in London in 1963, and studied at Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. She has exhibited extensively internationally, including a two-person exhibition with Egon Schiele at the Leopold Museum, Vienna (2015); and solo exhibitions including Angel Without You, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2013); How It Feels, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2012); She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2012); Love is What You Want, Hayward Gallery, London (2011); and Walking with Tears, Royal Academy of Art, London (2010). In 2008 Emin held her first major retrospective, Tracey Emin 20 Years, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which subsequently toured to Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga (2008) and Kunstmuseum Bern (2009). Previous major shows include This is Another Place, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2002); Ten Years. Tracey Emin, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2002); I Need Art Like I Need God, South London Gallery, London (1997); and Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (1998). She has also participated in a number of major international group exhibitions in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Japan, Australia, The United States, and Chile. In 2007 Emin represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale, was made a Royal Academician and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal College of Art, London, a Doctor of Letters from the University of Kent, and Doctor of Philosophy from London Metropolitan University. In 2013, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Emin a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts. She lives and works in London.