b. 1966 & 1962, UK; live and work in London and Los Angeles
1988-1990 Royal College of Art
1980-1983 Ravensbourne College of Art (Dinos)
1985-1988 North East London Polytechnic (Jake)
Over the past two decades, Jake and Dinos Chapman have become a household name for their iconoclastic sculpture, prints, and installations both playful and wry that have subversively examined contemporary politics, religion, and morality. Working together since their graduation from the Royal College of Art in 1990, the Chapmans first received critical acclaim in 1991 for their diorama sculpture Disasters of War, which used salvaged plastic figurines to enact scenes from Francisco de Goya's Disasters of War etchings.
Reimagining existing artwork has become their motif, taking twentieth century ruin as their oeuvre.They have exhibited extensively, including solo shows at: ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark (2018); The Goya Museum, Zaragoza, Spain (2017); Arter, Istanbul (2017); Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2013); Pinchuk Art Centre (2013); the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2012) and Tate Britain, London (2007). Their work is in major international and public collections including The British Museum and Tate, London; François Pinault Foundation, Venice and Ekebergparken Sculpture Park in Oslo.