Lehmann Maupin and White Cube will present I Cried Because I Love You, an exhibition by Tracey Emin, CBE. The joint exhibition takes place across both gallery spaces in Hong Kong and marks Emin’s first solo presentation in Greater China.
Tracey Emin, Waiting For Morning, 2015, Embroidered calico, 82 5/16 x 99 7/16 in. (209 x 252.5 cm), 90 9/16 x 107 1/2 x 3 9/16 in. (230 x 273 x 9 cm) (framed) © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2015. Photo © Ben Westoby. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin and
Emin first came to prominence as an artist in the 1990s and is internationally celebrated for her poetic work across a wide range of media. For this exhibition she has produced a new body of work including painting, embroidery, neon, and bronze sculpture.
Born in London in 1963, Emin studied at the Royal College of Art, London. One of the most significant contemporary artists, she achieved international recognition with such key works as Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-95 (1995, destroyed 2004) and My Bed (1998) for which she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize and is currently on display at Tate Britain alongside works by Francis Bacon. In 2007, Emin represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale and in the same year, was made a Royal Academician. In 2013, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Emin a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her contributions to the visual arts. Throughout her career she has exhibited extensively including a two-person exhibition with Egon Schiele at the Leopold Museum, Vienna (2015); and solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2013); Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2012); Hayward Gallery, Londo n (2011); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, CAC Malaga and Kunstmuseum Bern (2008); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2002).