Dean, Tacita

Tacita Dean OBE was born in Canterbury, England. She trained as a painter and currently works primarily in film. One of the Young British Artists, she was nominated for Turner Prize in 1998. She has since been awarded the Aachen Art Prize (2002), Hugo Boss Prize (2006), and the Kurt Schwitters Prize (2009), among others. 2006 saw the most comprehensive retrospective of her work to date, Analogue, held at Schaulager Basel. In 2011, Tacita Dean was commissioned to create a unique artwork for the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern. Her artwork, FILM (2011), was an 11-minute silent film shot on 35mm film that was projected onto a 13 metre screen, its aim to reawaken the debate around the threat film that has come under while simultaneously standing as testament to the unique medium. Tacita Dean lives and works in Berlin.