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Top 30 female artists

 Find the most established contemporary art artists worldwide, regardless of their preferred medium, such as painting, installation, drawing, sculpture, photography or video - ranked by attention since 2004, as measured by the method of Art Report.



ranking name nation lives in born born in medium gain 2016 total AR-points
1 Cindy Sherman US New York 1954 Glen Ridge photography 7.7% 31210
 
2 Louise Bourgeois FR New York 1911 Paris sculpture 8.4% 28425
 
3 Rosemarie Trockel DE Cologne 1952 Schwerte mixed media 5.9% 26473
 
4 Isa Genzken DE Berlin 1948 Bad Oldesloe sculpture 9.8% 25485
 
5 Mona Hatoum LB London 1952 Beirut sculpture 11.6% 21865
 
6 Yayoi Kusama JP New York 1929 Nagano painting 12.3% 21810
 
7 Marina Abramovic New York 1946 Belgrad, Serbien performance 4.7% 21052
 
8 Tacita Dean GB London 1965 Canterbury video / film 5.6% 20113
 
9 Pipilotti Rist CH Los Angeles 1962 Grabs video / film 9.3% 19894
 
10 Yoko Ono JP New York 1933 Tokyo video / film 8.3% 19693
 
11 Jenny Holzer US Hoosick, N.Y. 1950 Gallipolis, Ohio sculpture 4% 19134
 
12 Martha Rosler US New York 1943 New York installation 6.7% 18167
 
13 Marlene Dumas ZA Amsterdam 1953 Cape Town painting 4.9% 17757
 
14 Yael Bartana IL Israel 1970 Afula video / film 2.5% 17105
 
15 Candida Höfer DE Cologne 1944 Eberswalde photography 6.6% 16521
 
16 Valie Export AT Vienna 1940 Linz performance 5.6% 16436
 
17 Roni Horn US New York 1955 New York photography 11.2% 16252
 
18 Hanne Darboven DE Hamburg 1941 Munich mixed media 1.6% 16129
 
19 Nan Goldin US New York 1953 Washington photography 14.2% 15439
 
20 Joan Jonas US New York 1936 New York video / film 8.6% 15389
 
21 Barbara Kruger US Los Angeles 1945 Newark, NY photography 10.6% 14962
 
22 Rosa Barba IT Cologne 1972 Agrigento, Italien video / film 17.6% 14564
 
23 Louise Lawler US New York 1947 Bronxville photography 10.8% 14508
 
24 Kara Walker US New York 1969 drawing/graphics 8.1% 14302
 
25 Ulla von Brandenburg DE Paris 1974 Karlsruhe mixed media 22.2% 14079
 
26 Rineke Dijkstra NL Amsterdam 1959 Sittard photography 9.5% 14055
 
27 Alicja Kwade DE Berlin 1979 Kattowitz, Polen sculpture 18.3% 13780
 
28 Hito Steyerl DE Berlin 1966 Munich video / film 28.6% 13426
 
29 Kiki Smith US New York 1954 Nürnburg painting 6.6% 13397
 
30 Sophie Calle FR Paris 1953 Paris photography 6.6% 13320