Born in Newcastle 1967. Jane and Louise Wilson, RA Elect, are identical twin sisters who have been working as an artist duo in collaboration for over two decades. Jane and Louise have gained both national and international reputation as artists working with Film, photography, sculpture and sound. They are joint Professors of Fine Art at Newcastle University and are represented by 303 Gallery in New York.
Since 1990, they have gained a national and international reputation as artists working with photography and the moving image, installation in an expanded form of cinema and lens-based media. Through carefully choreographed film installations, sound works and photography they have explored some of Europe’s least accessible sites, including a former Stasi Prison in former East Berlin, the British Houses of Parliament and the Star City complex in Moscow, a key site of the Russian Space Program.
In 1996 they were awarded a DAAD artists scholarship in Berlin. In1999 they were nominated for The Turner Prize for their multi-screen installation Gamma.
Recent work and exhibitions include a new body of photographic work made during an artist residency in Korea during summer 2018. Exhibitions include In Focus: Jane and Louise Wilson’s Sealander, J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2017) Divided We Stand, Busan Biennial, Korea (2018) and Jane and Louise Wilson: Stasi City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2018-19).