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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% 31412
 
2 Louise Bourgeois FR New York 1911 Paris sculpture 8.4% 28761
 
3 Rosemarie Trockel DE Cologne 1952 Schwerte mixed media 5.9% 26751
 
4 Isa Genzken DE Berlin 1948 Bad Oldesloe sculpture 11% 26177
 
5 Mona Hatoum LB London 1952 Beirut sculpture 11.6% 22421
 
6 Marina Abramovic New York 1946 Belgrad, Serbien performance 4.8% 22348
 
7 Yayoi Kusama JP New York 1929 Nagano painting 12.4% 21936
 
8 Yoko Ono JP New York 1933 Tokyo video / film 8.6% 20293
 
9 Tacita Dean GB London 1965 Canterbury video / film 5.6% 20176
 
10 Pipilotti Rist CH Los Angeles 1962 Grabs video / film 9.1% 19831
 
11 Haegue Yang KR Berlin 1969 Seoul, Südkorea installation 12.7% 19298
 
12 Jenny Holzer US Hoosick, N.Y. 1950 Gallipolis, Ohio sculpture 4% 19274
 
13 Martha Rosler US New York 1943 New York installation 6.7% 18137
 
14 Marlene Dumas ZA Amsterdam 1953 Cape Town painting 4.9% 17965
 
15 Yael Bartana IL Israel 1970 Afula video / film 2.5% 17225
 
16 Candida Höfer DE Cologne 1944 Eberswalde photography 6.6% 16976
 
17 Valie Export AT Vienna 1940 Linz performance 5.7% 16499
 
18 Roni Horn US New York 1955 New York photography 11.2% 16302
 
19 Hanne Darboven DE Hamburg 1941 Munich mixed media 1.6% 16129
 
20 Joan Jonas US New York 1936 New York video / film 10.7% 15600
 
21 Nan Goldin US New York 1953 Washington photography 14.2% 15559
 
22 Barbara Kruger US Los Angeles 1945 Newark, NY photography 10.6% 15022
 
23 Rosa Barba IT Cologne 1972 Agrigento, Italien video / film 17.7% 14846
 
24 Kara Walker US New York 1969 drawing/graphics 8.1% 14712
 
25 Rineke Dijkstra NL Amsterdam 1959 Sittard photography 9.5% 14707
 
26 Louise Lawler US New York 1947 Bronxville photography 10.9% 14638
 
27 Ulla von Brandenburg DE Paris 1974 Karlsruhe mixed media 21.8% 14311
 
28 Alicja Kwade DE Berlin 1979 Kattowitz, Polen sculpture 20.7% 14237
 
29 Hito Steyerl DE Berlin 1966 Munich video / film 31.9% 14110
 
30 Sophie Calle FR Paris 1953 Paris photography 6.6% 13536