Damien Hirst

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Damien Hirst (Bristol, England June 7 1965)

Hirst studied art at the Goldsmith's College at the University of London. While there, he put together a ground-breaking exhibit entitled "Freeze" in 1988. The show featured the works of Fiona Rae, Sarah Lucas, and others, as well as his own.

Hirst and his fellow students became part of an emerging movement known as the Young British Artists. They were known for their unusual materials and for their challenging art concepts. One of Hirst's early works, "With Dead Head," illustrates his interest in death and shaking up the art establishment. In the photograph the artist, with a huge grin on his face, poses next to a severed head in a morgue.

 

In 1991, Hirst had his first solo exhibition at the Woodstock Street Gallery in London. He also participated in the Young British Artists show at the Saatchi Gallery the following year. There he displayed "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living," a 14-foot-long glass tank with a shark preserved in formaldehyde. The shark had been bought from an Australian fisherman.

 

In addition to being a creative visionary, Hirst has proved to be a savvy businessman.

 

Hirst continued to push the boundaries of art. In 2007, he unveiled "For the Love of God," a glittering, diamond-encrusted skull made of platinum. Many critics were less than impressed with this "celebration against death," as Hirst described.

 

These days, Hirst shows no signs of slowing down. He participates in exhibits around the world

 

He currently lives and works in England.

 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

 

Traedores from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi (2017)

 

New Religion, A. Kasteev State Museum of Arts, 2016

 

Damien Hirst, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, 2015

 

ARTIST ROOMS, The Pier Arts Centre, 2015

 

LOVE, Paul Stolper Gallery, 2015

 

Black Scalper Cityscapes, White Cube Sao Paolo, 2014

 

Schizophrenogenesis, Paul Stolper Gallery, 2014

 

Significativo (Hope, Immortality and Death in Paris, Now and Then, Deyrolle, 2014

 

The Psalms, McCabe Fine Art, 2014

 

Relics, ALRIWAQ, Qatar Museums Authority, 2013

 

Entomology Cabinets and Paintings, Scalpel Blade Paintins and Colour Charts, White Cube Hong Kong, 2013

 

Two Weeks One Summer, Pinchuk Art Centre 2012

 

ARTIST ROOMS, The New Art Gallery Walsall, 2012

 

Two Weeks One Summer, White Cube Bermondsey, 2012

 

Damien Hirst, Tate Modern, 2012

 

The Quay Restaurant, The Quay Restaurant, 2012

 

Utopia, Paul Stolper Gallery, 2012

 

Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011, Gagosian Gallery, Eleven Locaciones world wide, 2012

 

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

 

Turkish Tulips, The Bowes Museum, 2017

 

ARK, Chester Cathedral, 2017

 

Sculpture in the City, 2017

 

Fragile State, Pinchuk Art Centre, 2017

 

Jubilee, Gallery Pangolin, 2016

 

Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016, Kunstmuseum Basel, 2016

 

William Hunter to Damien Hirst: The Dead Teach the Living, Hunterian Art Gallery, 2016

 

At Home, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2016

 

Money, Good and Evil: A Visual History of Economics, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden Museum and Casino Baden-Baden

 

Le Fleurs du Mal, Nahmad Contemperary Gallery, 2016

 

Life Itself, Moderna Museet, 2016

 

In Different Ways, Almine Rech Gallery, 2016

 

Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Museum of Art, 2016

 

Dead Animals, or the Curious Ocurrence of Taxidermia in Contemporary Art, First Center for the Visual Arts, 2015

 

Beverly Hills 20 - Year Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, 1995-2015, Group Exhibition, 2015. Gagosian Gallery, 2015

 

Black Sun, Fondation Beyeler, 2015

 

The Big Blue, Ordovas, 2015

 

Beyond Limits: Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, 2015

 

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 2015

 

What we Call Love: From Surrealism to Now, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2015

 

Dismaland, Tropicana, 2015

 

Sculpture in the City, City of London Undershaft, 2015.

 

Bibelot, Hydra School Projects, 2015

 

The Line, Greenwich Meridian, 2015

 

Obedience, Jewish Museum Berlin, 2015

 

Trittico, Fondazione Prada, 2015

 

Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, 2015

 

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, Barbican Art Gallery, 2015

 

History is Now: 7 Artists Take on Britain, Hayward Gallery, 2015

 

 

Schlafos/Sleepless - Beds in History and Contemporary Art, 21r Haus, Belvedere, 2015

 

Self: Image and Identity, Turner Contemporary, 2015

 

Sculptors’ Jewellery, Pangolin London, 2015

 

La Gioia: Through the Eyes of Three Italian Art Collectors, Maison Particuliere, 2014

 

Self, Ordovas, 2014

 

Late Harvest, Nevada Museum of Art, 2014

 

Crucible 2, Gloucester Cathedral, 2014

 

Index 4: Proposals for the Era of Simulation, Galeria Hilario Galguera, 2014

 

ArtLovers: Stories of art in the Pinault Collection, Grimaldi Forum 2014

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