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Tacita Dean was born in Canterbury, England in 1965. She has been the recipient of various awards including the Kurt Schwitters Prize in 2009, and the Hugo Boss Prize in 2006. In 2014 she became artist in residence at the Getty Research Institute. She is a founding member of savefilm.org and is vigorously campaigning to save the medium of film.
In 2015 Event for a Stage was shown at the 52nd Theatertreffen in Berlin and the BFI London Film Festival.
Tacita currently has an exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery In New York City. Recent exhibitions include JG- Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah (2014), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and Arcadia University Art Gallery, Pennsylvania (2013), Tacita Dean: The Measure of Things, Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro; Tacita Dean, De Mar en Mar, Botin Foundation, Santander, Spain; Tacita Dean: The Studio of Giorgio Morandi, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (all 2013); documenta (13), Kassel; Tacita Dean: Five Americans, New Museum, New York; Tacita Dean, Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida (all 2012); The Unilever Series: Tacita Dean, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London; Tacita Dean – The Line of Fate, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig – MUMOK, Vienna (both 2011); and The Friar’s Doodle, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia/Abadia de Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain (2010).