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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 10.1% 28655
 
2 Louise Bourgeois FR New York 1911 Paris sculpture 12.1% 25643
 
3 Rosemarie Trockel DE Cologne 1952 Schwerte mixed media 8.8% 25099
 
4 Isa Genzken DE Berlin 1948 Bad Oldesloe sculpture 15.9% 23662
 
5 Yayoi Kusama JP New York 1929 Nagano painting 15.2% 19922
 
6 Mona Hatoum LB London 1952 Beirut sculpture 9.9% 19853
 
7 Pipilotti Rist CH Los Angeles 1962 Grabs video / film 5.5% 19214
 
8 Marina Abramovic New York 1946 Belgrad, Serbien performance 8.8% 19161
 
9 Tacita Dean GB London 1965 Canterbury video / film 5.9% 18731
 
10 Yoko Ono JP New York 1933 Tokyo video / film 11.5% 18044
 
11 Jenny Holzer US Hoosick, N.Y. 1950 Gallipolis, Ohio sculpture 7.7% 17689
 
12 Marlene Dumas ZA Amsterdam 1953 Cape Town painting 14.6% 17114
 
13 Martha Rosler US New York 1943 New York installation 9.4% 16434
 
14 Yael Bartana IL Israel 1970 Afula video / film 2.7% 16341
 
15 Hanne Darboven DE Hamburg 1941 Munich mixed media 14% 15253
 
16 Candida Höfer DE Cologne 1944 Eberswalde photography 8.3% 15192
 
17 Valie Export AT Vienna 1940 Linz performance 7.2% 14927
 
18 Roni Horn US New York 1955 New York photography 5.7% 14464
 
19 Joan Jonas US New York 1936 New York video / film 14.6% 14320
 
20 Nan Goldin US New York 1953 Washington photography 7.4% 14313
 
21 Barbara Kruger US Los Angeles 1945 Newark, NY photography 4.6% 13730
 
22 Louise Lawler US New York 1947 Bronxville photography 13% 13251
 
23 Kara Walker US New York 1969 drawing/graphics 10.4% 13125
 
24 Rosa Barba IT Cologne 1972 Agrigento video / film 15.1% 12877
 
25 Sophie Calle FR Paris 1953 Paris photography 7.8% 12432
 
26 Sherrie Levine US New York 1947 Hazleton painting 12.1% 12427
 
27 Rivane Neuenschwander BR São Paolo 1967 Brasilien installation 10.3% 12373
 
28 Rineke Dijkstra NL Amsterdam 1959 Sittard photography 8.3% 12299
 
29 Nathalie Djurberg SE Berlin 1978 Lysekil video / film 17.5% 12074
 
30 Katharina Grosse DE Düsseldorf 1961 Freiburg painting 23.6% 12029