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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 7.6% 29701
 
2 Louise Bourgeois FR New York 1911 Paris sculpture 8.1% 26869
 
3 Rosemarie Trockel DE Cologne 1952 Schwerte mixed media 5.9% 25554
 
4 Isa Genzken DE Berlin 1948 Bad Oldesloe sculpture 9.7% 24690
 
5 Yayoi Kusama JP New York 1929 Nagano painting 15.2% 21362
 
6 Mona Hatoum LB London 1952 Beirut sculpture 11.6% 20925
 
7 Marina Abramovic New York 1946 Belgrad, Serbien performance 4.7% 19778
 
8 Tacita Dean GB London 1965 Canterbury video / film 5.6% 19407
 
9 Pipilotti Rist CH Los Angeles 1962 Grabs video / film 9.3% 19324
 
10 Yoko Ono JP New York 1933 Tokyo video / film 8.3% 19007
 
11 Jenny Holzer US Hoosick, N.Y. 1950 Gallipolis, Ohio sculpture 3.5% 18023
 
12 Marlene Dumas ZA Amsterdam 1953 Cape Town painting 3.9% 17385
 
13 Martha Rosler US New York 1943 New York installation 5.2% 17009
 
14 Yael Bartana IL Israel 1970 Afula video / film 2.6% 16695
 
15 Candida Höfer DE Cologne 1944 Eberswalde photography 6.6% 15861
 
16 Hanne Darboven DE Hamburg 1941 Munich mixed media 1.6% 15357
 
17 Valie Export AT Vienna 1940 Linz performance 5.7% 15262
 
18 Roni Horn US New York 1955 New York photography 10.8% 15218
 
19 Nan Goldin US New York 1953 Washington photography 13.5% 14749
 
20 Joan Jonas US New York 1936 New York video / film 8.8% 14578
 
21 Barbara Kruger US Los Angeles 1945 Newark, NY photography 10.6% 14490
 
22 Rosa Barba IT Cologne 1972 Agrigento, Italien video / film 17.4% 13908
 
23 Louise Lawler US New York 1947 Bronxville photography 10.8% 13470
 
24 Kara Walker US New York 1969 drawing/graphics 8.1% 13378
 
25 Ulla von Brandenburg DE Paris 1974 Karlsruhe mixed media 18.6% 13307
 
26 Rineke Dijkstra NL Amsterdam 1959 Sittard photography 8.8% 13145
 
27 Sherrie Levine US New York 1947 Hazleton painting 8.7% 12896
 
28 Sophie Calle FR Paris 1953 Paris photography 5.5% 12544
 
29 Trisha Donnelly US New York 1974 San Francisco mixed media 9.4% 12492
 
30 Kiki Smith US New York 1954 Nürnburg painting 5.6% 12387