Cornelia Parker was born in Cheshire, England and currently lives and works in London. Through a combination of visual and verbal allusions her work triggers cultural metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to witness the transformation of the most ordinary objects intosomethingcompellingandextraordinary. Shehashadmajorsolo shows at the Serpentine Gallery, London, ICA Boston, the Galeria Civica de Arte Moderne in Turin, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Museo De Arte de Lima, Peru, and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, among other institutions. Her work is in numer- ous prestigious collections worldwide including MoMA (New York), the Metropolitan Museum New York, the Tate Gallery, the British Council, and De Young Museum San Francisco.