Jane & Louise Wilson
The Wilson’s have gained an international reputation for their film and photographic works. Jane and Louise Wilson’s work examines the psychology and architecture of certain buildings; the artists work together on their video installations and photographs which typically explore relationships between people and architectural space - particularly spaces that are concealed, secret or somehow forgotten. Their practice draws on cinematic conventions and allusions to conjure a heightened, often uncanny atmosphere.
In 1998 the Wilsons’ ‘Home/Office’ was part of the touring programme ‘Unlimited Edition’ and ‘Black Box’. Subsequently in 2003 Film and Video Umbrella commissioned the artists to make ‘A Free and Anonymous Monument’, a multi-screen video installation, which toured internationally. Film and Video Umbrella have also published two books on the artists’ work, ‘A Free And Anonymous Monument - Jane and Louise Wilson’ and ‘Jane and Louise Wilson’, the first book in the Minigraph series and the first extensive book on their practice.
The Wilsons’ work has been extensively exhibited nationally and internationally, with two-person shows at De Appel, Amsterdam; Baltic, Gateshead; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; and the Serpentine Gallery, London. Their work has also been included in group exhibitions at MOMA, New York; Guggenheim Bilbao; MoCA, Los Angeles; and Tate Liverpool, amongst many others. They were nominated for the Turner Prize in 1999. The artists are represented by Lisson Gallery, London; Haunch of Venison, Zurich and 303 Gallery, New York.