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Jane & Louise Wilson is a contemporary British visual artist who was born in 1967. Jane & Louise Wilson has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Tate Britain and at the Hayward Gallery. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Stasi City (Interview Corridor, Hohenschnhausen Prison)' sold at Christie's King Street 'Contemporary Art' in 1999 for $41,111. There have been Numerous articles about Jane & Louise Wilson, including 'Berlin Reinvented: Looking Forward and Back' written by Editorial for MutualArt in 2009.
London-based artists Jane and Louise Wilson (born in Newcastle, England, in 1967) have been producing work collaboratively since 1989. Their projects often focus on abandoned institutional buildings, investigating the ways in which power becomes materialized through architectural design, while examining the collective fears and phobias that it can carry. Using film, photography and sculpture, they set up theatrical and atmospheric installations that dissect the loaded feeling of surveillance and paranoia embedded within these derelict edifices. A silent narrative unravels, devoid of human content that nonetheless alludes to the ghostly presence of their original occupants.
Jane and Louise Wilson have recently presented two-person exhibitions at Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2010), Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Old College, Edinburgh (2009), BFI - British Film Institute, Southbank Gallery, London (2009), 303 Gallery, New York (2008) and The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, West Midlands (2007). Their work has also been shown in numerous international exhibitions, including “Star City - The Future Under Communism” at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2010), the 9th Sharjah International Art Biennial, Sharjah (2009), “You dig the tunnel, i'll hide the soil” at White Cube, London (2008), “Supernova” at Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius (2005), “PUBLIC/PRIVATE: Tumatanui/Tumataiti”, The 2nd Auckland Triennial, Auckland (2004) and the 7th International Ä°stanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2001). They were short listed for the Turner Prize in 1999.
Jane and Louise Wilson are represented by 303 Gallery, New York.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Jane and Louise Wilson, 303 Gallery, USA, Chelsea
Jane & Louise Wilson, Paradise Row, UK, London
Jane & Louise Wilson: False Positives and False Negatives, Paradise Row, UK, London
Jane & Louise Wilson, Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK, Dundee
Jane & Louise Wilson: Unfolding the Aryan Papers, Galería Helga de Alvear, Spain, Madrid
Jane and Louise Wilson, Talbot Rice Gallery, UK, Edinburgh
Projections Series: Jane And Louise Wilson, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada, Montreal
Selected Group Exhibitions
History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain, Hayward Gallery, UK, London
Ruin Lust, Tate Britain, UK, Millbank
40 Years of Women Artists - from the Permanent Collection, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK, Walsall
Interior, Modern Art, UK, London
Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts Selections from the Permanent Collection, Pensacola Museum of Art, USA, Pensacola
Focal Points: Art and Photography, Manchester Art Gallery, UK, Manchester
Movements, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK, Sunderland
Constructed Landscapes, Royal Academy of Arts, UK, London
Sharjah Biennial 2011, The Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, Sharjah
The Wonders of the Invisible World, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK, Sunderland
Left Behind: Selected Gifts from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, The Phillips Collection, USA, Washington D.C.
Star City: The Future Under Communism, Nottingham Contemporary, UK, Nottingham
Dancing on the Ceiling: Art & Zero Gravity, The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, EMPAC, USA, Troy