Delaine Le Bas

b. 1965, United Kingdom

Delaine Le Bas is a British artist born in 1965. Her work addresses nationhood, land, belonging and gender across diverse media including embroidery, painting, decoupage, sculpture, installations and performance that reflect domestic claustrophobia and the transient nature of modern materiality. Le Bas is shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2024 and will participate in the exhibition under the same name at the Tate Britain from September 2024. The winner will be announced in December 2024.

Le Bas has exhibited her works extensively both in the UK and abroad. She will be the subject of a solo show 'Delainia: 17071965 Unfolding' at Tramway, Glasgow from June 2024. Her acclaimed solo exhibition 'Incipit Vita Nova. Here Begins The New Life/A New Life Is Beginning' is the basis for the nomination for the Turner Prize 2024.

In June 2007, her work was included in the first Roma Pavilion at 52nd Venice Biennale and the Prague Biennale. She has continued participating in international events, including the 11th Berlin Biennale (2020), Harbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin (2019, 2017), Roma Pavillion at 58th Venice Biennale (2019), ANTI Athens Biennale, Athens (2018), 9th Gwangju Biennale (2011), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (2014), Framer Framed, Amsterdam (2015), and a number of UK venues including solo exhibitions at Transmission, Glasgow (2018), Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Bolton (2014), Phoenix, Brighton (2014), Chapter, Cardiff (2010), Transition, London (2005). 'St Sara Kali George’, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery (2021), 'Beware of Linguistic Engineering’, Maxim Gorki Theater (2022). She created a commissioned work for a group exhibition ‘Radical Landscapes’ for Tate Liverpool (2021). Le Bas curated ‘House of Le Bas’(2023) an exhibition overviewing the history of practice of herself and her late artist husband Damian Le Bas for Whitechapel Gallery in London.



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