Thomas Struth (Born, Geldern, Germany, 1954) is one of the world’s foremost photographers. He studied at the Düsseldorf School of Art. He was initially interested in painting, but turned his attention to photography in 1976. His work has garnered numerous awards, including the Spectrum International Prize for Photography, in 1997.
The Prado Museum held a retrospective exhibition of his work, entitled Making Time, in 2007. Comprehensive exhibitions of his work have been organised by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Carré d’Art in Nîmes, Kunstmuseum in Bonn, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London or the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.
Cristina Iglesias. Born in San Sebastian in November 1956. She studied Chemical Sciences in her home town (1976-1978) and then after a brief period in Barcelona practising ceramics and drawing, she studied Sculpture at the Chelsea School of Art in London, UK (1980-1982). Was granted a Fullbright scholarship to study at Pratt Institute, 1988. In 1995 she was appointed Professor of Sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich (Germany) and in 1999 she won Spain's National Visual Arts Prize.
Cristina Iglesias lives and works in Madrid. She has represented Spain twice at the Venice Biennale, at the 42nd edition in 1986 and at the 45th edition in 1993 and has had solo exhibitions of her work hosted by Kunsthalle Berne (1991); Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1993); Guggenheim Bilbao (1997); Museu Serralves, Portugal (2002); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2003); the Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2006); and Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2013).
In 2012 she won the Große Kunstpreis Berlin. Iglesias has made several notable large scale works in civic spaces, including Deep Fountain in front of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and the bronze doors for the extension of the Prado Museum in Madrid.