“We live in a scary but exciting time; it seems that the world order is changing.”
Born in 1956, Parker, a British artist, began her higher education at the College of Art and Design in Gloucestershire and the Hampton Polytechnic. Received. In 1997, Cornelia Parker was nominated for the Turner Award along with Christian Borland, Angela Bellucc and Jillian Weing (who won the award). She is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester.
She lives in London; she is married and also has a daughter. She was born to a German mother who was a nurse during World War II; she was later diagnosed with schizophrenia. She was the middle child of the family and was named “alternate son”. Her father was from a very traditional family and did not believe in sending her children to higher education. This made him more determined to pursue higher education because she did not want to continue her family life for decades. Her parents died at a time in 2007; the reflection of this event in her works shows this “dark” part of her life.
Early in her life she tried to avoid the title of feminist “artist”, but later accepted it. Her work is remarkable in both scientific and creative terms; Known for her large-scale, documentary layouts, mostly made of recycled materials, Parker is able to understand the nature of an object through potential past and present experiences; she herself says about this;
“I bring back to life what has been killed; everything I do is with the potential of the material, even when they seem to have lost all possibilities.”
Her most important project is “Cold and Dark Materials”. A spatial display of fragments of the British Army’s wrecked garden, which shows the exact time of the explosion suspended in space. It was reflected.
At the Turner Awards, Parker exhibited the collection “Darker Than Dark,” a remnant of the stinking waste of a church in Texas that was struck by lightning.
At the Serpentine Gallery in London, a project was commissioned by the famous actress Tilda Sinton, who asked Parker to collaborate with her on the project, and Parker created a situation in which she slept in a snow-white coffin at the Governor’s Office.