British, born 1963, lives in London
Rachel Whiteread was educated at Brighton Polytechnic (1982-85) and the Slade School of Art (1985-87) in London. She is best known for her major public art projects such as Judenplatz: Place of Remembrance, a Holocaust memorial in Vienna (2000); Water Tower Project (1998), a full-scale cast of the interior of a water tower made from translucent resin and installed on a rooftop in New York’s SoHo neighborhood; and House (1993), a full-scale concrete cast of a row house in London’s East End. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the world, with recent one-person exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2002); Serpentine Gallery, London (2001); the Tate Gallery, London (1997); and the Reina Sofia, Madrid (1997). In 1997, Whiteread was selected to represent her country at the Venice Biennale.