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Simon Starling is a British conceptual artist. The Tate awarded him the prestigious Turner Prize in 2005 for Shedboatshed, a work that involved taking a wooden shed, turning it into a boat, sailing it down the Rhine, and turning it back into a shed. Starling was born in 1967 in Epsom, England, and currently lives and works in Copenhagen.
He teaches fine arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Tate St. Ives, England; the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain; and MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts.
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