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Corin Sworn

°1977 in London (UK) – lives and works in Glasgow (GB)

In her videos, installations and drawings, Corin Sworn investigates themes like the translation of subjective experiences into general history or, conversely, she examines how the process of history is narrated; all intertwined with fiction.

Sworn often addresses the recent past and our difficulty of comprehending it. In one body of work, Sworn offered drawings of late-1960s children’s playgrounds, suggesting how ideas of childhood, play, sculptural aesthetics and utopian ideals might shift and connect through different eras. In other works, the artist shows a keen interest in the ways that gender and nationality affect creative recognition.

Corin Sworn has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Tate Britain, London; GAMeC, Bergamo; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein. Her work has been shown in several group exhibitions at venues such as Tate Britain, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Kunsthalle Basel. Sworn represented Scotland at the 55th Venice Biennial in 2013 and participated at the 19th Biennale of Sydney in 2014. She also won the 2014 Max Mara Art Prize. 

Her work is represented in many important public collections, such as Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; and the National Gallery of Canada.

Corin Sworn is represented by the following galleries;
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Koppe Astner, Glasgow

Natalia Hug, Cologne

You can also find plenty more information on Corin Sworn and her work on the website of Generation Scotland.