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Adam Dant is a Jerwood Prize-winning artist (2002). He was born in Cambridge in 1967 but now lives and works in London. He has won praise from The Guardian and Financial Times for his Hogarthian graphic style. He was educated at the Royal College of Art, University Faculty of Fine Arts, Abroad, India and the Liverpool School of Art.
In 1995, Dant created the Donald Parsnips Daily Journal, an art world pamphlet. It appeared daily for five years.
Dant subsequently made a reputation as the creator of "mockuments". These are works based on floor plans of the Louvre, the National Gallery and Tate Britain, in which flowcharts lead from image to image to create a psycho-history of the institution being anatomized.
Dant has worked in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Musee d’Art Contemporain in Lyons, The New Art Gallery Walsall, the Deutsche Bank and UBS collections, and in many leading private collections including that of Charles, Prince of Wales. He has exhibited at Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The art writer Anthony Haden-Guest describes the new work as "witty and richly complex".