Gallaccio, Anya

Born in Scotland, she grew up in south west London, and graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1988. In the same year, Gallaccio exhibited in the Damien Hirst-curated Freeze exhibition, and in 1990 the Henry Bond and Sarah Lucas organised East Country Yard shows, which brought together many of the Young British Artists. Gallaccio is a Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and is a practicing artist who creates site-specific, minimalist installations and often works with organic matter (including flowers, chocolate and ice).