b. 1985, Macclesfield, UK; lives and works in London
2005-2008 The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, BA
2004-2005 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Helen Marten was the winner of the 2016 Turner Prize and the inaugural 2016 Hepworth Prize for Sculpture. She is also the recipient of the LUMA Prize (2012) and the Prix Lafayette (2011). Marten’s solo exhibitions include: Drunk Brown House, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2016); Eucalyptus, let us in, Greene Naftali, NewYork (2016); Parrot Problems, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany; Oreo St. James, Sadie Coles HQ, London (all 2014); No borders in a wok that can’t be crossed, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, New York (2013); Plank Salad, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Evian Disease, Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Almost the exact shape of Florida, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (all 2012).
She was included in the 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016) and both the 55th and 56th International Art Exhibitions, Biennale di Venezia (2013/15). Her work is held in the collections of the Tate; Art Council England; Guggenheim Museum, NewYork; MoMA; K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; Manchester Art Gallery; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.