Tris Vonna-Michell was born in 1982 in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom, and lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. He has had one-person exhibitions at Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; Vox Centre for Photography, Montreal; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom; Kunsthalle Zürich; GAMeC Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy; and Witte de With, Rotterdam. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at Mostyn, Llandudno, United Kingdom; MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, Spain; Secession, Vienna; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Vonna-Michell participated in the 5th Berlin Biennale; Performa 07, New York; and Manifesta 08, Cartagena and Murcia, Spain. He was a Turner Prize nominee in 2014.