Tessa Farmer was born in 1978 in Birmingham and lives and works in London. She received a BFA and MFA from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University. In 2007 she was an artist in residence at The Natural History Museum, London. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Nymphidia’ at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art’, London and ‘ISAM: Control Over Nature’ a collaboration with DJ and producer Amon Tobin at the Crypt Gallery, London. Recent group exhibitions include ‘House of Beasts’ at Attingham Park (National Trust), Shrewsbury, ‘Monanism’ at MONA, Tasmania, ‘Newspeak: British Art Now’, at The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, The Saatchi Gallery, London and currently at The Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Since the late 1990′s she has been obsessed with the discovery and existence of a species of malevolent insect sized skeleton fairies. She is represented by Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York.
Year(s) Awarded: 2011
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