Hanne Darboven is an internationally leading representativ of conceptual art. She was raised in Hamburg, Germany belonging to a wealthy trading family. After she finished her artistic studies in Hamburg she moved to New York in the 1960s, later to Paris and then permanently returned to Hamburg.
- Born on: 29 April 1941
- Died on: 9 March 2009
- Place of birth: Munich, Bavaria
- Nationality: German
- Studied at: University of Fine Arts of Hamburg
- Teacher: Wilhelm Grimm
- Similar Artists: Joseph Kosuth, Rebecca Horn
- Era: Modern art
- Stylistic direction: Minimalism, conceptual art
Hanne Darboven participated in the Venice Biennale and two Documenta exhibitions in Kassel, Germany. Furthermore, she was elected into the German Academy of Arts which was received not only as an honor to herself but as an acknowledgement of conceptual art within the German canon. Especially in recent years Hanne Darboven gained yet even more popularity worldwide and her work was shown in major exhibitions.