Anya Gallaccio (1963– ) is an installation artist. She was born in the Scottish town of Paisley, and grew up in southwest London. She attended Kingston Polytechnic in the mid-80s then Goldsmiths College (1985–88), where she was a contemporary of Damien Hirst. Gallaccio rose to prominence early in her career after participating in Hirst’s Freeze exhibition in 1988, in which she poured a ton of molten lead onto the floor of a building in the Surrey Docks.
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