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Michael ARMITAGE

Michael Armitage is one of today’s most acclaimed young English artists. Born in Nairobi in 1984, he attended boarding school in England, and went on to an impeccable art education at the Slade School of Art and the Royal Academy. Yet the longer he studied in London the more conscious he became of his origins. Armitage’s work is a product of the creative tensions that arise when you spend twenty years living in one country while dreaming of another.

Having been taken up by über gallery, White Cube, the artist’s profile is rising with remarkable speed. He has a double solo exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale (until 24 November), and another survey in Turin. The latter show, ‘The Promised Land’, was put together in association with Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, where is will open in June. It features nine pictures inspired by a visit to the

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