Fiona Banner was born in Merseyside, UK, in 1966 and gained her BA in Fine Art at Kingston Polytechnic 1n 1989 and her MA in Fine Art from Goldsmith’s College in 1993. Her work explores the possibilities and limitations of language in relation to art practice. In 2003 she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize.
Recent solo exhibitions include Arsenal, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2004; NUDE, Frith Street Gallery, London, 2006; 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA, 2006; All The World’s Fighter Planes, Printed Matter, New York, 2006 and The Bastard Word, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, 2007. Recent group exhibitions include Summer Exhibition, Frith Street Gallery, London, 2006; This is not for You, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, 2006; Live/Work: Performance into Drawing, MOMA NYC, 2007; Body Politicx, Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2007; Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, NY, 2007; Collection as Aleph Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Kunsthaus Graz, 2008; Armory Art Fair, Project with Tracy Williams Ltd, Fiona Banner & Matt Mullica, 2008 and That was then…this is Now, MOMA, New York, 2008.
The artist lives and works in London and is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London.