A group of conceptual British artists, mainly born in the 1960s, first gathered together by Damien Hirst in 1988 to take part in an exhibition called 'Freeze'. The term YBA was coined following the show 'Young British Artists I', featuring work by Hirst and Rachel Whiteread, which was held at the Saatchi Gallery, London, in 1992. Many of the artists known as YBAs trained at Goldsmiths College of Art, London. The phenomenon is also known as 'Britart'.

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Gillian Wearing
born 1963
Tracey Emin
born 1963
Damien Hirst
born 1965
Sarah Lucas
born 1962