Portrait of Jake and Dinos Chapman

Jake & Dinos Chapman

Siblings and long-time collaborators who confront religious tropes and social issues with satirical installation, sculpture and print.

“When people talk about our work, the thing they sometimes forget is that it’s 99% funny and 1% whatever else."
Jake and Dinos Chapman

Jake and Dinos Chapman began their collaborative career in 1988 by enrolling together at the Royal College of Art. From the get-go, they were involved with one of the most famous partnerships, working as assistants to British modern art provocateurs Gilbert & George. Since then, the Chapmans’ artwork has had a strange and disturbing identity of its own. Their fondness for the sexually explicit, th...

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Bio

Jake (b. 1966) and Dinos (b. 1962) Chapman, also known as the Chapman Brothers, are British visual artists who live and work between London and Oxfordshire, UK.

Achievements

In 2003, the duo were shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize for their installation Sex and Death.

Exhibitions

Renowned for deliberately shocking artwork and antics, the brothers exhibited a collection of Adolf Hitler's landscape paintings at London's White Cube in 2008 - claiming they wanted to explore the dictator's psychology.

Collaborations with Jake & Dinos Chapman

Avant Arte and Chapman Brothers have one upcoming collaboration.