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biography of Damien HIRST (1965)

Personal data


Birth : 1965 - Bristol, Avon, England (United Kingdom)
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : England (United Kingdom)

Address

Devon, United Kingdom

Representatives

Gagosian Gallery – 980 Madison avenue – New York NY, United States
White Cube² – 48 Hoxton Square – London, United Kingdom


Education

1985 : School of Art, Architecture and Design – Leeds Metropolitan University (Foundation course) – City Campus Woodhouse Lane – Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1986 – 1989 : Goldsmiths College – University of London (Fine Art Degree) – New Cross – London, United Kingdom

Professional data


Work and Life

1994:Vegetarian protest about formaldehyde installations and vandalise works (with black ink) on show “Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away” exhibition in London, United Kingdom.
1990:Charles SAATCHI buys a Hirst medicine cabinet for £ 1,000.


Prizes

1995

1995 : Turner Prize – London, United Kingdom
Awarded by : Tate Britain – Millbank – London, United Kingdom


Other professions

1988 : Curator

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting :
Print-Multiple : Print in colors
Sculpture-Volume : Installation
Photography :
Audiovisual-Multimedia : Film - Video

Subject

animals
death
medicine
vanitas

Movements and styles

1988 : Young British Artists
Pop Art
Minimal Art

Works

Some Confort Gained from the Acceptation inherent lies in everything
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Installation
 
Hanging Around
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Film
Technical data : short film
 
The Country House Music Video
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Video
Technical data : video clip for Blur's song
 
Away from the Flock
Date of creation : 1994
Medium : Installation
Technical data : sheep in formalin
 
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living
Date of creation : 1991
Medium : Installation
Technical data : tiger shark in a glass tank of formaldehyde
 
Beautiful, Galactic, Exploding to Eyestorm
Medium : Print in colors
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2005

MFA Museum of Fine Arts – Boston MA, United States
2005 – 05/24/2005

Gagosian Gallery – Beverly Hills CA, United States
03/11/2005 – 04/16/2005

2003

Saatchi Gallery – London, United Kingdom
2003 – 08/31/2003

International Center of Graphic Arts – Ljubljana, Slovenia
06/10/2003 – 08/31/2003

1998

Damien Hirst
Southampton City Art Gallery – Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
1998

1997

The Beautiful Afterlife
Galerie Bruno Bischofberger – Zürich ZH, Switzerland
1997

Solo Exhibition
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst – Oslo, Norway
1997

1994

Currents 23
Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee WI, United States
1994

1993

Visual Candy
Regen Projects – Los Angeles CA, United States
1993

Damien Hirst
Jablonka Galerie – Cologne, Germany
1993

1991

Internal Affairs
ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts – London, United Kingdom
1991

When logics die
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin – Paris, France
1991

In and Out of Love
Woostock Street Gallery – London, United Kingdom
1991

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2006

Paris Photo n°10
Carrousel du Louvre – Paris, France
11/16/2006 – 11/19/2006
Represented by : Galerie Florence Loewy – 46 avenue René Coty – Paris, France

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Gagosian Gallery – 8 Heddon Street – London, United Kingdom

2004

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Kukje Gallery – 59-1 Sokyuk-dong – Seoul, South Korea (Republic of Korea)

ART2004 – The 16th London Contemporary Art Fair
Business Design Centre – London, United Kingdom
01/14/2004 – 01/18/2004
Represented by : Coskun & Co. Fine Art – 93 Walton Street – London, United Kingdom

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Faggionato Fine Arts – 49 Albemarle Street – London, United Kingdom

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : The Paragon Press – 92 Harwood Road – London, United Kingdom

The Armory Show 2003
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
03/07/2003 – 03/10/2003
Represented by : White Cube² – 48 Hoxton Square – London, United Kingdom

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Faggionato Fine Arts – 49 Albemarle Street – London, United Kingdom

Art Forum Berlin, n° 7
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
09/26/2002 – 09/30/2002
Represented by : Galerie Sander – Prinz-Christians-Weg 16 – Darmstadt, Germany

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : White Cube – 48 Hoxton Square – London, United Kingdom

KunstRAI
Amsterdam, Netherlands
05/15/2002 – 05/20/2002
Represented by : Willem Baars Art Consulting – Henri Polaklaan 12 A – Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Eyestorm – 60 Mercer Street – New York NY, United States

ART2002 – The 14th London Contemporary Art Fair
Business Design Centre – London, United Kingdom
01/16/2002 – 01/20/2002
Represented by : White Cube – 48 Hoxton Square – London, United Kingdom

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Faggionato Fine Arts – 49 Albemarle Street – London, United Kingdom

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : White Cube² – 48 Hoxton Square – London, United Kingdom

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : White Cube – 48 Hoxton Square – London, United Kingdom

KunstRAI, n° 17
Amsterdam, Netherlands
06/05/2001 – 06/10/2001
Represented by : Willem Baars Art Consulting – Henri Polaklaan 12 A – Amsterdam, Netherlands

KUNSTKÖLN 2001 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
03/29/2001 – 04/01/2001
Represented by : Eikelmann Fine Art – Witteringstrasse 38 – Essen, Germany

Sthml Art Fair 2001, n° 21
Sollentunamässan – Sollentuna, Sweden
03/08/2001 – 03/11/2001
Represented by : Galleri Christian Larsen – Karlaplan 7 – Stockholm, Sweden

13th Annual Works on Paper
New York NY, United States
03/02/2001 – 03/04/2001
Represented by : Wiseman Originals New York – Suite 2 C 50 East 78th Street – New York NY, United States

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : White Cube – 48 Hoxton Square – London, United Kingdom

ART2001 – The 13th London Contemporary Art Fair
Business Design Centre – London, United Kingdom
01/17/2001 – 01/21/2001
Represented by : HAUNCH OF VENISON – 6 Haunch of Venison Yard – London, United Kingdom

2000

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 7
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
10/05/2000 – 10/08/2000
Represented by : Galleria Valentina Moncada – Via Margutta 54 – Rome, Italy

Sthml Art Fair, n°20
Sollentuna, Sweden
03/09/2000 – 03/12/2000
Represented by : Galleri Christian Larsen – Karlaplan 7 – Stockholm, Sweden

ART2000 – The 12th London Contemporary Art Fair
London, United Kingdom
01/19/2000 – 01/23/2000
Represented by : James Hyman Fine Art Limited – 39 Belsize Square – London, United Kingdom

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : White Cube – 48 Hoxton Square – London, United Kingdom


Contests

1992

Turner Prize Exhibition
Tate Gallery – London, United Kingdom
1992


Group exhibitions

2006

Dark Matter
White Cube – London, United Kingdom
07/07/2006 – 09/09/2006

2004

The Stations of the Cross
Gagosian Gallery – London, United Kingdom
04/30/2004 – 06/05/2004

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Tate Britain – London, United Kingdom
03/03/2004 – 05/31/2004

2003

Blast to Freeze : L’art britannique au XXe siècle
Les Abattoirs – Espace d’art moderne et contemporain – Toulouse, France
02/25/2003 – 05/11/2003

Switch-over omkeerbaarheid
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens – Deurle, Belgium
02/16/2003 – 03/30/2003

M_Ars Art and War
Neue Galerie Graz – Graz, Austria
01/10/2003 – 03/26/2003

2002

Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture
Tate Liverpool – Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
12/20/2002 – 03/23/2002

La Part de l’Autre
Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain – Nîmes, France
05/18/2002 – 09/15/2002

The Physical World: An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
Gagosian Gallery – New York NY, United States
05/09/2002 – 08/30/2002

2001

Let’s entertain
Miami Art Museum – Miami FL, United States
09/14/2001 – 11/18/2001

Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
04/05/2001 – 06/05/2001

Let’s entertain
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg – Wolfsburg, Germany
03/16/2001 – 07/15/2001

Complementary Studies : Recent Abstract Painting
Harris Museum – Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
02/09/2001 – 04/07/2001

2000

Au delà du Spectacle / Let’s entertain
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
11/22/2000 – 01/08/2001

Let’s entertain
Portland Art Museum – Portland OR, United States
07/07/2000 – 09/17/2000

Let’s entertain
Walker Art Center – Minneapolis MN, United States
02/12/2000 – 04/30/2000

1999

Hirst /Fairhurst /Hume /Coventry /Quinn
Helly Nahmad Gallery – London, United Kingdom
1999

1997

Sensation – Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection
Royal Academy of Arts – London, United Kingdom
09/18/1997 – 12/28/1997

1996

The British Art Show 4
Cardiff, United Kingdom
05/1996 – 07/21/1996

1995

The British Art Show 4
Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)
11/12/1995 – 07/21/1996

The British Art Show 4
Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
11/12/1995 – 07/21/1996

1994

Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away
Serpentine Gallery – London, United Kingdom
1994

Domestic Violence
Galleria Gio Marconi – Milan MI, Italy
1994

1993

Aperto 93 – 45° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
1993

1992

Young British Artists I
Saatchi Gallery – London, United Kingdom
1992

Made for Arolsen
Museum Bad Arolsen – Bad Arolsen, Germany
1992

Group Show
Luis Campana – Cologne, Germany
1992

1991

Broken English
Serpentine Gallery – London, United Kingdom
1991

1990

Modern Medicine
Building One – London, United Kingdom
1990

1989

New Contemporaries
ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts – London, United Kingdom
1989

1988

Freeze
Surrey Docks – London, United Kingdom
1988

Bibliography (Selected)


By the artist


Exhibition catalogues

2003

Sophie Calle m’as-tu vue
Publisher: MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou 19 rue Beaubourg – Paris, France
Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral – 42 rue Sedaine – Paris, France
Author: Macel Christine
Author: Bois Yve-Alain
Author: Rolin Olivier
2003
ISBN : 2844262201


Monographies

1997

I want to spend the rest of my life everywhere, with everyone, one to one, always, forever, now.
London, United Kingdom
1997


On the artist


Books

2002

Art Tomorrow
Publisher: Editions Terrail – Paris, France
Author: Lucie-Smith Edward – London, United Kingdom
2002
ISBN : 2879392497

Art Now
Publisher: Taschen – Hohenzollernring 53 – Cologne, Germany
Author: Grosenick Uta – Cologne, Germany
Author: Riemschneider Burkhard
2002
ISBN : 382281444X


Periodicals

2002

COLARD Jean-Max & BOUSTEAU Fabrice – Figures contemporaines / Contemporary figures
in: Qu’est-ce-que l’art ? What is art ? (today) – Beaux Arts Magazine p. 152
Paris, France
05/2002
ISBN : 07572271

1999

Qu’est-ce-que l’art ? What is art ? (today) – Beaux Arts Magazine
Paris, France
12/1999
ISBN : 07572271

Legals

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