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Basic Data

Damien Steven Hirst is a contemporary sculptor, painter and curator. Since the 1990s Hirst has been one of the best-known representatives of the Young Bristish Artists. In his artworks and editions, the British artist deals with themes of consumer culture, religion, life and death. Hirst achieved great success and fame through his diamond-studded skull sculptures and his animal bodies inlaid in formaldehyde.

  • Born: 7 June 1965
  • Place of birth: Bristol, UK
  • Nationality: British
  • Studied at: Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Similar artists: Jake and Dinos Chapman
  • Era: Contemporary art

Collections

Germany

 

France

 

England

 

Spain

 

Norway

 

USA

Exhibitions

  • 07.07.18 - 25.08.18 ACCROCHAGE /// DAMIEN HIRST – "Works from Schizophrenogenesis" - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne.
  • 23.06.18 – 06.01.19 Democracy Anew?  - PinchukArtCentre Kiew °.
  • 11.05.18 – 30.06.18 Damien Hirst - Colour Space Paintings - Gagosian Gallery, New York.
  • 24.03.18 – 27.05.18 Walking On The Fade Out Lines - Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai °.
  • 01.03.18 – 14.04.18 Damien Hirst - The Veil Paintings - Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills.
  • 20.01.18 – 14.04.18 DAMIEN HIRST - Galerie Bastian, Berlin.
  • 23.11.17 – 13.01.18 DAMIEN HIRST. VISUAL CANDY AND NATURAL HISTORY - Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong.

Awards

  • 1995: Turner Prize.
  • 1995: Prix Eliette by Karajan.

Films

  • Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, Mockumentary by Sam Hobkinson, 90 min, Great Britain 2017.

Literature

  • Damien Hirst. Gallery Art in a Material World, Ulrich Blanché, Baden-Baden 2018.
  • Damien Hirst.  Arnulf Rainer (Durcheinander), Rudi Fuchs (Publ.), Cologne 2014.
  • Konsumkunst : Kultur und Kommerz bei Banksy und Damien Hirst, Ulrich Blanché, Bielefeld 2014.
  • Damien Hirst : [Ausstellung Damien Hirst, Tate Modern London, 4. April - 9. September 2012, Ann Gallagher (Publ.), Munich 2012.
  • On the Way to Work, Damien Hirst, Gordon Burn, London 2001.

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