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Helen Marten

°1985, Macclesfield (UK) – lives and works in London (UK)

Helen Marten uses sculpture, screen printing and her own writing to produce installations that are full of references, from the contemporary to the historical, and the everyday to the enigmatic. Her collage-like gatherings of objects and images have a playful intent, creating poetic visual puzzles that seem to invite us into a game or riddle.

Marten encourages us to look very closely at the items she makes and the materials she uses, and to reconsider the images and objects we surround ourselves with in the modern world.

(courtesy of Tate)

Helen Marten’s solo exhibitions include Serpentine Sackler Galleries, London; Hepworth Wakefield; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kunshalle Zurich; and Fridericianum, Kassel. Recent group exhibitions include the 55th Venice Biennale; Lyon Biennale; MoMA PS1, New York; Museion, Bolzano; and Les Abattoirs, Toulouse.

Helen Marten has been awarded the Hepworth Prize for Sculpture and the Turner Prize in 2016, and has previously received the Lafayette Prize in 2011 and the LUMA Foundation Award in 2012.

Helen Marten is represented by the following galleries;
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König Galerie, Berlin

Sadie Coles HQ, London 

Greene Naftali, New York