27 April – 26 May 2001
White Cube Hoxton Square
Tracey Emin has exhibited extensively since her first solo show at White Cube in 1993, including major exhibitions in New York, Japan, Berlin, Istanbul and Montreal. This was her first solo exhibition in London since her show 'I Need Art Like I Need God' at the South London Gallery in 1997. Emin was a Turner Prize nominee in 1999, awarded the 8th Cairo International Biennale Jury Prize and represented Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.
Tracey Emin’s expressive and visceral art is one of disclosure, dealing with personal experience and heightened states of emotion. Frank and intimate but universal in its relevance, her work draws on the fundamental themes of love, desire, loss and grief, unravelling in the process the nuanced constructs of ‘woman’ and ‘self’ through probing self-exploration. ‘The most beautiful thing is honesty, even if it’s really painful to look at’, she has remarked.FULL PROFILE