Gilbert was born in the Dolomites, Italy in 1943; George was born in Devon, UK, in 1942. They live and work in London. Together they have participated in many important group and solo exhibitions including 51st International Venice Biennale (2005), Turner Prize, London (1984) and Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1985).
They have had extensive solo exhibitions, including Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1971–72); National Gallery, Beijing and Shanghai Art Museum (1993); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1995–96); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1998); Serpentine Gallery, London and Kunsthaus Bregenz (2002); Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2004–05); Tate Modern, London and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2007); Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York and Philadelphia Museum of Art (2008); ‘Jack Freak Pictures’, CAC Malaga, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb and Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (2010); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and Kunstmuseum Linz (2011); Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art Gdansk (2011–12); Museum Kuppersmuhle, Duisberg (2012), and Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter (2014).
Image courtesy of Gilbert & George / White Cube’