Marc Quinn is one of Britain’s most high profile artists. Born in 1964 in London, where he still lives and works, Quinn studied Art History at Cambridge University from 1982-5. His sculptures, paintings, and drawings often depict the human form or still-life compositions as a means to address contemporary spirituality, longing, fragility, and desire. Quinn is renowned for his use of controversial subject matter and materials: his 1991 self-portrait cast in his own frozen blood forged his reputation as a leading member of the Young British Artists group and was featured in the 1997 Sensation exhibition; his recent works include classical marble sculptures of physically

disabled people and a solid 18 carat gold portrait of Kate Moss. Quinn’s work has been showcased many museums including the Goss-Michael Foundation Dallas, Gana Art Centre Seoul, DHC/ART Fondation pour l’art contemporain Montréal, MACRO, and MoMA New York; his biennale exhibitions include: 2004 Gwangju, 2001 Cairo, 9th Sydney, 5th Venice, and the XIII International Sculpture Biennale in Carrara. In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious 4th Plinth commission in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Marc Quinn

Born 1964 in London, United Kingdom
Lives and works in London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
Frozen Waves, Broken Sublimes, Somerset House, London, UK
The Toxic Sublime, White Cube, London, UK
History Painting, BOX, Berlin, Germany

2014
Violence and Serenity, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), Málaga, Spain
The Sleep of Reason, Arter Space for Art, Istanbul, Turkey

2013
Held by Desire, White Cube, Hong Kong, China
Marc Quinn, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Horticultural Society, London, UK
All the Time in the Word, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, US

2012
The Littoral Zone, Institut Océanographique, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Brave New World, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
All of Nature Flows Through Us, Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark

2011
Marc Quinn, Patricia Low Contemporary, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Marc Quinn, Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
All of Nature Flows Through Us, Kistefos Museum, Norway
MARC QUINN 33°53′13″N 35°30′47″E, The Platinum Tower, Beirut, Lebanon

2010
Allanah, Buck, Catman, Chelsea, Michael, Pamela and Thomas, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London, United Kingdom
Marc Quinn, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

2009
Marc Quinn, Goss Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX
Carbon Cycles, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany
Il Mito, Palazzo Forti, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Verona, Italy
Marc Quinn, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Planet (Microcosmos), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

2008
Marc Quinn, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Evolution, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London, United Kingdom

2007
Marc Quinn, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, QC
Marc Quinn, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
XXY, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia

2006
Marc Quinn, ProjectB Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy
Marc Quinn, MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
Marc Quinn, Galerie Hopkins-Custot, Paris, France
Recent sculptures, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Chemical Life Support, Millesgården, Lidingö, Sweden

2005
Chemical Life Support, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London, United Kingdom
Marc Quinn, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Flesh, Irish Museum of Modern Art – IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Winter Garden, La Fabrica Galeria, Madrid, Spain
Marc Quinn, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Mirror, Power House Memphis, Memphis, TN
The Overwhelming World of Desire, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

2002
Marc Quinn, galeria SENDA-espai 2NOU2, Barcelona, Spain
Marc Quinn, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Marc Quinn, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2000
Still Life, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London, United Kingdom
Marc Quinn, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy

1999
Marc Quinn, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany

1998
Marc Quinn, SLG South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom

1995
Blind leading the Blind, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London, United Kingdom
Art Now: Marc Quinn: Emotional Detox, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom

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