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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 2015 total AR-points
1 Cindy Sherman US New York 1954 Glen Ridge photography 10.2% 27345
 
2 Louise Bourgeois FR New York 1911 Paris sculpture 11.6% 25174
 
3 Rosemarie Trockel DE Cologne 1952 Schwerte mixed media 8.8% 23658
 
4 Isa Genzken DE Berlin 1948 Bad Oldesloe sculpture 15.9% 22804
 
5 Mona Hatoum LB London 1952 Beirut sculpture 10% 19170
 
6 Yayoi Kusama JP New York 1929 Nagano painting 14.9% 19119
 
7 Tacita Dean GB London 1965 Canterbury video / film 5.4% 18453
 
8 Marina Abramovic New York 1946 Belgrad, Serbien performance 8.4% 18423
 
9 Pipilotti Rist CH Los Angeles 1962 Grabs video / film 5.5% 18118
 
10 Yoko Ono JP New York 1933 Tokyo video / film 11.5% 17611
 
11 Jenny Holzer US Hoosick, N.Y. 1950 Gallipolis, Ohio sculpture 7.7% 17378
 
12 Marlene Dumas ZA Amsterdam 1953 Cape Town painting 14.1% 16683
 
13 Yael Bartana IL Israel 1970 Afula video / film 2.8% 16087
 
14 Martha Rosler US New York 1943 New York installation 8.8% 15858
 
15 Hanne Darboven DE Hamburg 1941 Munich mixed media 14.4% 14711
 
16 Candida Höfer DE Cologne 1944 Eberswalde photography 8.3% 14680
 
17 Valie Export AT Vienna 1940 Linz performance 6.6% 14237
 
18 Roni Horn US New York 1955 New York photography 5.7% 13799
 
19 Joan Jonas US New York 1936 New York video / film 14.5% 13789
 
20 Barbara Kruger US Los Angeles 1945 Newark, NY photography 4.6% 13139
 
21 Nan Goldin US New York 1953 Washington photography 7.4% 13011
 
22 Kara Walker US New York 1969 drawing/graphics 9.9% 12284
 
23 Rineke Dijkstra NL Amsterdam 1959 Sittard photography 8.3% 11983
 
24 Sophie Calle FR Paris 1953 Paris photography 7.8% 11845
 
25 Sherrie Levine US New York 1947 Hazleton painting 11.6% 11729
 
26 Nathalie Djurberg SE Berlin 1978 Lysekil video / film 17.5% 11714
 
27 Rosa Barba IT Cologne 1972 Agrigento video / film 15.2% 11663
 
28 Rivane Neuenschwander BR São Paolo 1967 Brasilien installation 10.6% 11579
 
29 Louise Lawler US New York 1947 Bronxville photography 13.8% 11552
 
30 Kiki Smith US New York 1954 Nürnburg painting 8.3% 11499