Tracey Emin: The artist Thanet who will launch a “revolutionary” art school in Margate


Tracey Emin will be launching a new art school in Margate.

The artist, who has a home in the city, will transform the old Dane Road bathhouse into a mini museum.

But how much do we really know now about the enigmatic creation?

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Born July 3, 1963 in Croydon, she is known for her autobiographical and confessional work.

Perhaps her most infamous is a piece she selected for the prestigious Turner Prize titled “My Bed”.

The installation, first exhibited at the Tate Gallery in 1999, showed her unmade bed in disheveled condition.

In 2011, she admitted that her own work made her a little ‘nauseous’ when she showed a collection of used tampons alongside a used pregnancy as part of her Love Is What You Want exhibition.

Emin said: “I feel a little embarrassed by the tampons around.

Tracey grew up in Margate

“When I unpacked them, I thought: Oh no. “

But Emin also uses other types of medium such as drawing, video, sculpture and painting.

But she tends to use her own life as the subject of her art.

Like Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas, she was considered one of the young British artists who rose to prominence in the 1990s.

She grew up in Margate with her twin brother Paul.

Their mother was single and their father, a Turkish Cypriot, married someone else.

At the age of 13, she dropped out of school and moved to London at the age of 15.

Two years later, she attended Medway College of Design (now part of the University of the Creative Arts), Rochester.

She was accepted into the neighboring Maidstone College of Art (which is also now part of UCA) and graduated in Fine Arts in 1986, despite lacking a high school certificate.

She was also made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013
She was also made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013

She then obtained a master’s degree in painting in 1989 at the Royal College of Art in London.

His first exhibition took place in 1993-94 at the influential White Cube Gallery on Duke Street.

The show titled My Major Retrospective featured artifacts from his life, such as a hospital bracelet.

She then went on tour in America in 1994 as a performing artist.

Emin was sitting in his grandmother’s chair reading Exploration of the Soul, a handwritten autobiographical book published in 2003.

In 1995, for the South London Gallery, she produced Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995.

It featured a tent embroidered with the names of everyone she had literally slept with, including her twin brother, mother, and two aborted fetuses.

His unmade bed was purchased by Charles Saatchi and was one of 200 works of art he donated to the creation of the Museum of Contemporary Art London in 2012.

Emin represented Great Britain in 2007 at the Venice Biennale with the show Borrowed Light.

Along with David Hockney and many others, she was elected Royal Academician the same year.

She was also appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2013.


Corina C. Butler