Cornelia Parker OBE RA is a sculptor and installation artist. In February 2016, Cornelia was appointed a Visiting Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.
Cornelia is best known for large scale installations such as Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991, pictured) and The Maybe. To celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Cornelia created Magna Carta (An Embroidery), an embroidered representation of the Wikipedia article Magna Carta. Through a combination of visual and verbal allusions, Cornelia's work triggers cultural metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to witness the transformation of the most ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary.
Cornelia will reflect on her career and her newest body of work with Alan Rusbridger, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall, on Tuesday 25th October 2016, 5.45pm to 7.00pm, in the Simpkins Lee Theatre.