On my radar: Cornelia Parker’s cultural highlights

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The Turner prize shortlisted artist on funny cat videos, a giant pineapple and the song that makes her spine tingle

The artist Cornelia Parker was born in Cheshire in 1956 and received an MFA from Reading University. She’s renowned for her large-scale installations – one early work, Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, suspended the fragments of a garden shed blown up by the British army. Shortlisted for the Turner prize in 1997, she was elected to the Royal Academy in 2010 and awarded an OBE the same year. This month, Parker, who lives and works in London, features alongside other leading contemporary artists as part of cultural education charity Art UK’s auction fundraiser.

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