Knut Henrik Henriksen Born 1970, Norway, lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include: Monuments of Doubts, Hollybush Gardens, London, 2008; Poor thing, Kunsthalle Basel, 2007; Minimal Guilt, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin, 2007. Awarded the Adam Elsheimer Prize 2004. Represented by Sommer & Kohl, Berlin; ELASTIC, Malmö and Hollybush Gardens, London.
Jeremy Deller (born 1966) lives and works in London.
Deller has helped to rewrite the rules of contemporary art for the past two decades, moving seamlessly between artistic producer, publisher, filmmaker, collaborator and archivist. In 2016 he devised ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ an artwork in the form of an event, that occurred across the United Kingdom on 1 July 2016, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, which it commemorated. In 2013 he represented Britain in the 55th Venice Biennale and in 2012 he created ‘Sacrilege’, a life-sized, inflatable replica of the British heritage and pagan site, and tourist attraction, Stonehenge supported by Create, Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art.
Daniel Buren (b 1938, France) has exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. His work can be found in major public collections such as: Tate Modern, London; the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporaneo, Bilbao, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Buren’s first important solo exhibition was at the Galleria Apollinaire in Milan in 1968; he has since had major shows at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
The artist has been invited to the Venice Bienniale more than ten times, where he was honoured with the Golden Lion for the best pavilion in 1986. That same year he completed the work, Les Deux Plateaux, sculpture in situ at the Palais Royal in Paris. He has received several awards including the International Award for the Best Artist (Stuttgart, Germany, 1991) and the Grand Prix National de Peinture (France, 1992). In 1990 the artist was honoured as a Living Treasure in New Zealand for the country’s 150th anniversary.
Mark Wallinger, born in Chigwell in 1959, lives and works in London. Among his works areEcce Homo, the first commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square (1999); State Britain(2007) at Tate Britain; the proposed Ebbsfleet Landmark Commission White Horse (2009); Via Dolorosa in the crypt of the Duomo in Milan, and Sinema Amnesia (2012) for Turner Contemporary in Margate (2012).