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Elmgreen / Dragset

Contemporary Scandinavian artists. Michael Elmgreen, born in Copenhagen and Ingar Dragset, born in Trondheim. They live and work in London and Berlin.

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have worked together as an artist duo since the mid-1990's. Major exhibitions include The Nordic and Danish Pavilions at the 53rd Venice Biennial in 2009, and the same year a survey show at MUSAC in León. The artist duo has also held solo shows at Serpentine Gallery in London; Tate Modern, The Power Plant in Toronto; Malmö Konsthal and Kunsthalle Zurich.

They have participated in numerous biennials including several editions of the Venice Biennial; Manifesta 3 and the Istanbul, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Gwangju and Yokohama biennials. "Prada Marfa" – a full scale replica of a Prada shop in the middle of the Texan dessert – and "Short Cut" – a car and a caravan breaking up from the ground which was first shown in Milano and now in the collection of MCA Chicago – are among their most well known works.

In 2003, Elmgreen & Dragset won the prestigious "Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst" at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and were shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize.