Tris Vonna-Michell was born in 1982, in Southend-on-Sea (UK). He currently lives and works in Stockholm (Sweden). Tris Vonna-Michell attended the Glasgow School of Art (UK) and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, and was a resident artist at Iapsis Residency in Stockholm (2008), Focal Point Gallery in Essex (2009) and at the Yale University Art Gallery (2011-12). He was a finalist for the Turner Prize in 2014 and received the Ars Viva as well as the Bâloise Art prizes, both in 2008.
Vonna-Michell’s work has been presented in solo and group shows at some of the most internationally renowned institutions, such as: MUSAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon (Spain); the Wiener Secession (Austria); MUDAM (Luxembourg); Moderna Museet (Stockholm); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA); WIELS, Centre d’art contemporain (Belgium) or at Jeu de Paume (Paris), amongst others. His work is represented in some of the most important public collections, among which that of Tate Modern, the Hamburger Kunsthalle or the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.