Robson Orr TenTen Award 2022
As recipient of this year’s Robson Orr TenTen Award, Rachel Whiteread has been commissioned to create a limited-edition print. Launched in 2018 by the Government Art Collection, with the support of philanthropists Sybil Robson Orr and Matthew Orr, this ten-year award program annually selects a British artist to create an original print work for the Collection to display in the United Kingdom and internationally. Fifteen prints of Whiteread’s Untitled (Bubble) (2022) will be exhibited in diplomatic buildings around the world, and a further eleven will be sold to raise funds to acquire works by emerging artists in the UK.
Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Bubble), 2022 © Rachel Whiteread
Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast Shortlist
Rachel Whiteread has been shortlisted to design a landmark artwork for the West Cumbrian coastline in northwest England as part of the public art program Deep Time: Commissions for the Lake District Coast. Whiteread has proposed to make a facsimile copy of an abandoned corrugated building, creating an “eerie double presence” of an existing structure. The winner will be announced in the winter of 2022 following public exhibitions of the shortlisted proposals at the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven and the Windermere Jetty Museum.
Rachel Whiteread, Drigg Hut, 2022 © Rachel Whiteread
Ed Ruscha to kick off new season of Gagosian’s online series
Launching September 16, 2020
Gagosian is unveiling a new vision for the Artist Spotlight series that will operate independently of our exhibition program. This will cement the platform’s status as a vibrant aspect of the gallery’s programming that allows artists to operate imaginatively beyond the physical exhibition format.
The second season of Artist Spotlight—a series that focuses on an individual artist for one week each month—premieres on September 16, 2020, with a new project by legendary artist Ed Ruscha. A selection of works by preeminent artists—including John Currin, Takashi Murakami, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Rachel Whiteread—will debut this fall. For updates, please contact the gallery at email@example.com.
Ed Ruscha. Photo: Sten Rosenlund
Join Rachel Whiteread in her London studio as she discusses the centrality of drawing in her practice and the collections of objects that serve as inspirations and sources for her sculptures and works on paper. This video was produced on the occasion of a 2010–11 exhibition of her drawings at Tate Britain, London.
Still from “Rachel Whiteread: Drawings”
Rachel Whiteread has been awarded a damehood in Queen Elizabeth II’s 2019 birthday honors list. The annual honors mark the reigning monarch’s official birthday by recognizing individuals whose outstanding and longterm achievements have contributed to the United Kingdom.
Rachel Whiteread with her sculpture Detached I (2012) at Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, 2013. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
The annual Art Icon award, created in 2014 and supported by Swarovski in conjunction with Whitechapel Gallery, London, celebrates the work of an artist who has made a profound contribution to a particular medium, influencing his or her own generation of artists and those that follow. This year Rachel Whiteread, known for her large-scale works and use of everyday materials, has been accorded this distinction: she will be presented with the award at the Whitechapel Gallery gala on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
Rachel Whiteread, Shack I, 2014, permanent installation near Joshua Tree National Park, California © Rachel Whiteread
Opening Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Dalby Forest, Yorkshire, England
This sculpture by Rachel Whiteread is a concrete cast of a Nissen hut—a military structure invented during World War I—set in the middle of Dalby Forest in Yorkshire, England. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and the British Forestry Commission, the sculpture is part of a series of events marking the centenary of the end of World War I.
Rachel Whiteread, Nissen Hut, 2018 © Rachel Whiteread
US Embassy, London
Rachel Whiteread’s monumental, site-specific work for the new US Embassy in London, US Embassy (Flat pack house) (2013–15), will be unveiled January 16, 2018. Whiteread has cast the interior of an average suburban American house, the type that may have been purchased from a catalogue in the 1950s, in concrete, lifting the details and surfaces of the structure. Each section is unique and mounted on the walls of the lobby, greeting embassy visitors as they enter through the consular court. The project was curated by Virginia Shore, deputy director and chief curator for Art in Embassies in Washington, DC.
Rachel Whiteread, US Embassy (Flat pack house), 2013–15 (detail) © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Mike Bruce
March 25, 2017
V&A Museum of Childhood, London
Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006–08) is now on permanent display. This sculptural work features a “community” of some 150 vintage dollhouses, which Whiteread collected over a span of twenty years. The large-scale artwork is in a variety of architectural styles; the average height of each “dwelling” is roughly three feet. The houses are lit from within, but deserted.
Photo: Stephen White
Rachel Whiteread is the winner of the 2017 Ada Louise Huxtable Prize, which recognizes individuals working in the wider architectural industry who have made a significant contribution to architecture and the built environment.