Jane and Louise Wilson have been working as an artist duo in collaboration for over two decades.
Born 1967, Newcastle, Great Britain.
They live and work in London.
They graduated in 1989 with a joint degree show in Dundee and Newcastle, then continued in a working collaboration through their postgraduate at Goldsmiths College, graduating 1992.
Since 1990, they have gained a national and international reputation as artists working with photography and the moving image, installation in an expanded form of cinema and lens-based media. Their early works centred on abandoned buildings, often imbued with the presence and ideology of the original occupants. Through carefully choreographed film installations, sound works and photography they have explored some of Europe's least accessible sites, including a former Stasi Prison in former East Berlin, the British Houses of Parliament and the huge Star City complex in Moscow, a key site of the Russian Space Programme.
In 1996 they were awarded a DAAD artists scholarship in Berlin and Hanover. In 1999 they were nominated for The Turner Prize for their multi-screen installation Gamma, which was shown in 2015 at The Schaulager Museum, Basel, in the exhibition FUTURE/PRESENT.
The Wilson sisters have had held exhibitions in the UK and internationally in places such as Kazakhstan, the USA, Canada, Japan and all over Europe.
Recent work and exhibitions include a new body of photographic work made during an artist residency in Korea during summer 2018. Exhibitions include In Focus: Jane and Louise Wilson’s Sealander, J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2017) DividedWe Stand, Busan Biennial, Korea (2018) and Jane and Louise Wilson: Stasi City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2018-19).
Jane is a board member of DACS. Louise is a board member of the Baltic Center for Contemporary Art. Jane and Louise are appointed as joint Professors of Fine Art at Newcastle University and are honorary Visiting Professors of Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton.