About the Artists
Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen b. 1961, Copenhagen, Denmark; Ingar Dragset b. 1968, Trondheim, Norway) live and work in London and Berlin, respectively. Solo exhibitions of their work have been presented in art institutions worldwide, including the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2011); ZKM Museum of Modern Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2010); The Power Plant, Toronto (2006); Serpentine Gallery, London (2006); Tate Modern, London (2004), and Kunsthalle Zürich (2001). Their work has been included in numerous biennials including those in Istanbul (2013, 2001), Liverpool (2012), Singapore (2011), Moscow (2011, 2007), Venice (2009), Gwangju (2002), São Paulo (2002), and Berlin (1998). Among their most well known works are Prada Marfa (2005)—a full scale replica of a Prada boutique in the middle of desolate west Texas—and Short Cut (2003)—a car and a caravan breaking through the ground which was first shown in Milan and now resides in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Their winning Fourth Plinth Commission, Powerless Structures, Fig. 101, depicting a child astride his rocking horse, was on view from 2012 to 2013 in Trafalgar Square, London, and they recently curated an extensive public art program in Munich entitled A Space Called Public / Hoffentlich Öffentlich (2013). Elmgreen & Dragset are represented by Galerie Perrotin in New York.