Nan Goldin

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Biography

One of the most important and influential artists of her generation, Goldin has revolutionized the art of photography through her frank and deeply personal portraiture.

Nan Goldin was born in Washington D.C. in 1953. She lives and works in New York City. One of the most important and influential artists of her generation, Goldin has revolutionized the art of photography through her frank and deeply personal portraiture. Over the last 45 years Goldin has created some of the most indelible images of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since the late 1970s her work has explored notions of gender and definitions of normality. By documenting her life and the lives of the friends who surround her, Goldin gives a voice and visibility to her communities. In 2017 Goldin formed the activist group P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) which stages protests aimed at US pharmaceutical drug companies. 

Goldin's work has been shown recently at the Tate Modern, London (2019); the Château de Versailles, France (2018); Château d'Hardelot, Condette, France (2018); the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2017); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2010); Louvre Museum, Paris, France (2010); and a major traveling mid-career survey which began at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 1996 and travelled to Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherland; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; and the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic.

She has been the recipient of many awards including the Ruth Baumgarte Award, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (2019); the Centenary Medal, London (2018); the Hasselblad Award, Gothenburg, Sweden (2007); the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, France (2006); and the DAAD, Artists in Residence Program, Berlin (1991). 

One of the most important and influential artists of her generation, Goldin has revolutionized the art of photography through her frank and deeply personal portraiture.

Exhibitions

Nan Goldin The Other Side
Librairie

Nan Goldin

The Other Side
13 June - 12 September 2020
Nan Goldin Sirens
London

Nan Goldin

Sirens
14 November 2019 - 11 January 2020
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Nan Goldin in Conversation With Nicholas Cullinan

To coincide with the opening of her exhibition, Sirens, at Marian Goodman Gallery London, Goldin was interviewed by Dr. Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.

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P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) is an activist group founded by artist Nan Goldin and her colleagues in response to the opioid crisis. They are committed to holding the Sacklers and Purdue Pharma accountable for their role in America's opioid epidemic. P.A.I.N. puts pressure on museums, art spaces and educational institutions to refuse future donations from the Sacklers and insists they put their resources into funding treatment and education, and...

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