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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 2017 total AR-points
1 Cindy Sherman US New York 1954 Glen Ridge photography 5.9% 31412
 
2 Louise Bourgeois FR New York 1911 Paris sculpture 7.9% 28761
 
3 Rosemarie Trockel DE Cologne 1952 Schwerte mixed media 5.6% 26751
 
4 Isa Genzken DE Berlin 1948 Bad Oldesloe sculpture 7.2% 26177
 
5 Mona Hatoum LB London 1952 Beirut sculpture 11.4% 22421
 
6 Marina Abramovic New York 1946 Belgrad, Serbien performance 13.5% 22348
 
7 Yayoi Kusama JP New York 1929 Nagano painting 6.6% 21936
 
8 Yoko Ono JP New York 1933 Tokyo video / film 6.7% 20293
 
9 Tacita Dean GB London 1965 Canterbury video / film 3.2% 20176
 
10 Pipilotti Rist CH Los Angeles 1962 Grabs video / film 2.9% 19831
 
11 Haegue Yang KR Berlin 1969 Seoul, Südkorea installation 13.5% 19298
 
12 Jenny Holzer US Hoosick, N.Y. 1950 Gallipolis, Ohio sculpture 7.7% 19274
 
13 Martha Rosler US New York 1943 New York installation 5.3% 18137
 
14 Marlene Dumas ZA Amsterdam 1953 Cape Town painting 4.1% 17965
 
15 Yael Bartana IL Israel 1970 Afula video / film 3.1% 17225
 
16 Candida Höfer DE Cologne 1944 Eberswalde photography 9.7% 16976
 
17 Valie Export AT Vienna 1940 Linz performance 8.1% 16499
 
18 Roni Horn US New York 1955 New York photography 7% 16302
 
19 Hanne Darboven DE Hamburg 1941 Munich mixed media 7.9% 16129
 
20 Joan Jonas US New York 1936 New York video / film 2.4% 15600
 
21 Nan Goldin US New York 1953 Washington photography 6% 15559
 
22 Barbara Kruger US Los Angeles 1945 Newark, NY photography 4.8% 15022
 
23 Rosa Barba IT Cologne 1972 Agrigento, Italien video / film 12.8% 14846
 
24 Kara Walker US New York 1969 drawing/graphics 11.6% 14712
 
25 Rineke Dijkstra NL Amsterdam 1959 Sittard photography 8.6% 14707
 
26 Louise Lawler US New York 1947 Bronxville photography 14.3% 14638
 
27 Ulla von Brandenburg DE Paris 1974 Karlsruhe mixed media 3.5% 14311
 
28 Alicja Kwade DE Berlin 1979 Kattowitz, Polen sculpture 17.8% 14237
 
29 Hito Steyerl DE Berlin 1966 Munich video / film 14.6% 14110
 
30 Sophie Calle FR Paris 1953 Paris photography 8.6% 13536