Mark Bradford earned a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2009 MacArthur Fellowship, the Bucksbaum Award for his contribution to the Whitney Biennial in 2006, a 2006 United States Artists Fellowship, and a 2003 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award. His works are in the collections of many major institutions including the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California; Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; Tate, London, England; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.
Andy Goldsworthy earned a B.A. from Preston Polytechnic, Lancashire, England, in 1978. He has had solo exhibitions at venues such as Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Millersburg, Pennsylvania, 2010; Galerie Lelong, New York, New York, 2010; and Resnick Gallery, Doerr-Hosier Center, Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado, 2007. Goldsworthy has also exhibited in group shows at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, 2010; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, 2010; and Villa Giulia, Centro Ricerca Arte Attuale, Verbania, Italy, 2009. His work is included in public collections including the Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Government Art Collection, London, England; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California. Goldsworthy lives and works in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
Mona Hatoum was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1952. She visited England in 1975 and stayed on when the outbreak of the civil war in Lebanon prevented her returning. She studied at the Beirut University College, the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England. Hatoum first became known in the early 1980s for a series of performance and video works that focused with great intensity on the body. By the early 1990s her work had shifted toward installation and sculpture. She lives in London and Berlin, Germany.
Kimsooja is a Korea-born multimedia artist whose work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions around the world.
Solo exhibitions took place at Yong Gwang Nuclear Power Plant, Korea, 2010; Atelier Hermes, Seoul, Korea 2010; Johanniterkirche Feldkirch, Austria, organized by Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2010; BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium, 2008; Crystal Palace, Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid, Spain, 2006; La Fenice, Venice, Italy, 2006; Kunsthalle Wien, Austria 2002; MoMA PS1, New York, New York, 2001; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, 2001; Rodin Gallery, Seoul, 2000; ICC, Tokyo, Japan, 2000; and CCA Kitakyushu, Japan 1999, among others. Her work was featured in a traveling solo show to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany, and PAC Milan, Italy, 2003-04.
Kimsooja lives and works in New York, New York.
Yoko Ono is a multimedia artist known for her conceptual and performance pieces, experimental films and music. Ono's creative influence and prolific artistic output continue to inspire new generations. In 2009, she received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award at the Venice Biennale. Reflecting on her reputation as an unorthodox artist, Ono said, "I do have to rely on my own judgment, although to some people my judgment seems a little out of sync. I have my own rhythm and my own timing, and that's simply how it is."
Do Ho Suh earned a B.F.A. in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. in sculpture from Yale University. He has had solo exhibitions at venues including the Serpentine Gallery, London, England; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, New York; and the Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea. He has also participated in exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; among others. The artist's work is in museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. He lives and works in New York City and Korea.