Damien Hirst

Lives and works in Devon and London, UK and is represented by Gagosian Gallery and White Cube.

Biography

  • 1965   Born in Bristol, UK
  • 1985   Foundation course at Leeds School of Art, Leeds, UK
  • 1988   Curated the student exhibition, Freeze, in a warehouse at Surrey Docks in East London, UK
  • 1986 - 1989    B.A. in Fine Art, Goldsmith College, London, UK
  • 1994    Recipient, DAAD fellowship in Berlin, Germany
  • 1995    Recipient, Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK

Exhibitions

  • 2012   Tate Modern, London, UK (solo)
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  • Paul Stolper Gallery, London, UK (solo)
  • Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
  • PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Gagosian Gallery, eleven locations worldwide, UK (solo)
  • White Cube, Bermondsey, London, UK
  • 2011    Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • Bienal pavilion, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark
  • Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
  • Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
  • Songeun Artspace, Seoul, Korea
  • Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
  • Leeds City Gallery, Leeds, UK
  • Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
  • Prada Foundation, Venice, Italy
  • Gagosian, Rome, Italy
  • Tate Britain, London, UK (solo)
  • Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
  • Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
  • Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 2010  Visual/Conceptual - National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Moscow Branch, Moscow, Russia
  • FYI – The Reflected Gaze Self Portraiture Today - Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
  • Theology, Philosophy, Medicine, Justice, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
  • 2009   Life, Death and Love, Galerie Rudolfinum; Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
  • Requiem, PinchukArtCentre / PAC, Kiev, Ukraine (solo)
  • 2008    You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil, White Cube, London, UK (solo)
  • Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, Sotheby’s Auction, London, UK (solo)
  • For the Love of God, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
  • 2007     Damien Hirst, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX (solo)
  • Damien Hirst, Galería Hilario Galguera and Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
  • New Religion, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice, Italy (solo)
  • Beyond Belief, White Cube, London, UK (solo)
  • Stations of the Cross, Essl Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria (solo)
  • New Religion, Paul Stolper Gallery; Wallspace, London, UK (solo)
  • Superstition, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; London, UK (solo)
  • Damien Hirst, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR (solo)
  • 2006    Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990-2006, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
  • How To Improve The World, Hayward Gallery, London
  • Surprise Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
  • Into Me/Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
  • Picture This, The Bargehouse, London, UK
  • Corpus: Drawings 1981 - 2006, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
  • A Thousand Years & Triptychs, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK (solo)
  • The Death of God. Towards a Better Understanding of a Life Without God Aboard the Ship of Fools, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
  • Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Motion On Paper, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
  • 2005    A Selection of Works by Damien Hirst from Various Collections, MFA Boston, Boston, MA (solo)
  • New Religion, Paul Stolper, London, UK (solo)
  • Damien Hirst. Works on Paper, Robert Sandelson, London, UK (solo)
  • Damien Hirst, Astrup Fearnley Museet fur Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway (solo)
  • Damien Hirst, Static Gallery, Liverpool, UK (solo)
  • The Elusive Truth, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
  • Damien Hirst. In A Spin, Gascoigne Gallery, Harrogate, UK (solo)
  • Damien Hirst – Works on Paper, Andipa Gallery, London, UK (solo)
  • Bock mit Inhalt, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Imageless Icons: Abstract Thoughts, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
  • Major Prints, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • 2004    Damien Hirst, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany (solo)
  • The Agony and The Ecstasy: Selected Works from 1989-2004, Archaeological Museum, Naples (solo)
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
  • Intra-muros, MAMAC, Nice, France
  • Paper Democracy, Contemporary Art in Editions on Paper, Edifício Cultura Inglesa, São Paulo, Brazil
  • What’s Modern?, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
  • Turning Points: 20th Century British Sculpture, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
  • Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Tate Britain, London, UK
  • Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, London
  • 2003    Romance In the Age of Uncertainty, White Cube, London, UK (solo)
  • From the Cradle to the Grave: Selected Drawings, The 25th International Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)
  • The Marble Palace, Russian State Museum, San Petersburg, Russia (solo)
  • Damien Hirst, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (solo)
  • Damien Hirst In A Spin; The Action of the World on Things, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany (solo)
  • Damien Hirst, La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain (solo)
  • Same Time This Year, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
  • Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • 2002    Damien Hirst’s art education, The Reliance, Leeds, UK (solo)
  • Last Spring in Paris, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
  • La Part de l’Autre, Musée d’art Contemporain, Nimes, France
  • Limits of Perception, Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
  • To Eat or Not to Eat, CASA. Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
  • Painting Matter, James Cohen Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Physical World, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Rowan Collection. Contemporary British & Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • Self-Medicated, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001    Artist’s London: Holbein to Hirst, Museum of London, London, UK
  • Art –Tube 01, Café De Paris, London, UK
  • Printers Inc., The Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
  • Art > Music, Rock Pop Techno, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
  • Double Vision, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
  • Freestyle. Werke Aus der Sammlung Boros, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Beautiful Productions. Art to play, art to wear, art to own, Whitechapel, London, UK
  • Camera Works. The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
  • e, Selections from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
  • Field Day, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Public Offerings, The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Breaking the Mould: 20th Century British Sculpture from Tate, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, UK
  • Century City, Tate Modern, London, UK
  • 2000    Pharmacy, Tate Gallery, London, UK (solo)
  • Focus on Damien Hirst, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (solo)
  • Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
  • Damien Hirst, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK (solo)
  • Hyper Mental, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
  • Lets Entertain, Walker Arts Centre, Minneiapolis, MN; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Balls, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
  • Peter Blake About Collage, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • After Life, 11 Duke Street, London, UK
  • The History of the Turner Prize, 1984-1999 and People’s Show 2: Pictures selected by the public, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
  • Video Vibe. Art, Music and Video in the UK, The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Minding, Le Garage, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Zeitgenossen/Contemporarians:Malerei/Paintings, Galerie Editions Kunsthandel GmbH, Essen, Germany
  • On the Edge of the Western World, Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Out There, White Cube, Hoxton, London, UK
  • Ant Noises, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • Art in Sacred Spaces, St. Stephen’s Church, London, UK
  • Psycho, Anne Faggionato, London, UK
  • Blue: borrowed and new, The New At Gallery, Walsall, UK
  • Sincerely yours. British art from the 90s, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
  • 1998    Damien Hirst, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK
  • Wall Projects: Damien Hirst, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
  • Potrait of Our Times: An Introduction to the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • UK Maximum Diversity, Galerie Krinzinger, Bregenz, Austria
  • Fun de Siècle, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall, Germany
  • Pandaemonium. The London Festival of Moving Image, LEA, London, UK
  • Fifty Years of British Sculpture: Works from the Arts Council Collection, Lothbury Gallery, London, UK
  • Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, 11 Duke Street, London, UK
  • The Colony Room 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition, A22 Projects, London, UK
  • Inner Eye, Contemporary Art from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, FL
  • Modern British Art, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
  • Noir, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
  • Wild/Life, -or-, The Impossibility of Mistaking Nature for Culture, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
  • 1997    Damien Hirst, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (solo)
  • Damien Hirst, Helsinki City Art Museum. Helsinki, Finland (solo)
  • The Beautiful Afterlife, Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Germany (solo)
  • Sensation, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany; Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
  • Picture Britanica. Art from Britain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
  • Turning Up #4, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
  • Sunny Days / Critical Times. An Exhibition of Works from the Bohen Foundation’s Collection, The Bohen Foundation, New York, NY
  • Veronica’s Revenge : Oeuvres photographiques de la Lambert Art Collection, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Szitzerland
  • Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
  • 1996     No Sense of Absolute Corruption, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
  • Life/Live, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Centro de Exposições do Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Other Men’s Flowers, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany
  • Do It, Raum Aktueller Kunst, Vienna, Austria
  • Twentieth Century British Sculpture, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
  • A Small Shifting Sphere of Serious Culture, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
  • Spellbound, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
  • Works on Paper, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
  • Happy End, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 1995     Pharmacy, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
  • Still, Jay Jopling/White Cube, London, UK (solo)
  • Sings and Wonders, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Minky Manky, South London Gallery, London, UK; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
  • A Bonnie Situation : Truth and Fiction, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
  • Laboratories, Galerie Art et Essai, University of Rennes, Rennes, France
  • The Reflected Image, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy
  • Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London, UK [winner]
  • Brilliant! Art from London, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, MN; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
  • 1994    Pharmacy, Museum, Dallas, TX (solo)
  • Making Beautiful Drawings, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany (solo)
  • Currents 23, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
  • A Bad Environment for White Monchrome Paintings, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA; DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
  • Cocido Y Crudo, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  • Nature Morte, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
  • Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, curated by Damien Hirst,Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki, Finland; Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Portalen, Copenhagen, Danemark
  • 1993   Damien Hirst, Galerie Jablonka, Cologne, Germany (solo)
  • Visual Candy, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
  • Here and Now: Twenty Three Years of the Serpentine Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
  • The 21st Century, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
  • The Nightshade Family, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
  • Aperto: Venice Biennial, Aperto Section, Venice, Italy
  • Displace, Cohen Gallery, New York, NY
  • A Wonderful Life, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
  • Visual Candy. Regen Projects. Los Angeles, CA. (solo)
  • 1992     Where’s God Now, Jay & Donatella Chiat, New York, NY (solo)
  • Marianne, Hildegard, Unfair/Jay Jopling, Cologne, Germany (solo)
  • Damien Hirst: Third International Istanbul Biennial, British Council, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
  • Pharmacy, Cohen Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
  • Young British Artists, Saatchi Collection, London, UK
  • Portfolio, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UK
  • Posthuman, Fondation Asher Edelman, Lausanne, Switzerland; Museo D’Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy
  • Group Exhibition, Luis Campaña Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Strange Developments, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, UK
  • British Art, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
  • Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London, UK
  • 1991     When Logics Die, Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
  • Internal Affairs, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (solo)
  • In & Out of Love, Woodstock Street, London, UK (solo)
  • Damien Hirst, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (solo)
  • Louder Than Words, The Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
  • Broken English,Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
  • 1990      Modern Medicine, Building One, London, UK
  • Gambler, Building One, London, UK
  • 1989      New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
  • 1988      Freeze, Surrey Docks, London, UK

Literature

  • 2009      Bracewell, Michael. Requiem I & II Slipcase Edition. London, UK; Kiev, Ukraine: Other Criteria / Pinchuk Art Centre, 2009 (catalogues)
  • 2008      Bracewell M., Burn G. and Macaulay Michael. Beautiful Inside My Head Forever. London, UK: Sotheby's, 2008 (catalogue)
  • Fuchs, Rudi, Damien Hirst, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Will Self. Beyond Belief. London, UK: Other Criteria and Jay Jopling / White Cube, 2008 (catalogue)
  • Miller, Harland. You dig the tunnel, I’ll hide the soil. London, UK: Jay Jopling / White Cube, 2008
  • 2007      Superstition. New York: Other Criteria / Gagosian Gallery, 2007 (catalogue)
  • Fuchs R., Kausmally T., Swain H. and Bill White. For the Love of God The Making of the Diamond Skull. London, UK: Other Criteria and Jay Jopling / White Cube, 2007
  • 2006      The Elusive Truth. New York: Other Criteria / Gagosian Gallery, 2006 (catalogue)
  • The Death of God. London, UK: Other Criteria, 2006 (catalogue)
  • Baker, Simon. Corpus: Drawings 1981 - 2006. New York: Other Criteria / Gagosian Gallery, 2006 (catalogue)
  • Hirst, Damien,Burn, Gordon. I Want To Spend the Rest of My Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now. London, UK: Other Criteria, 2006
  • Peyton-Jones J., Miller H. and Obrist H.U. In the darkest hour there may be light - Works from Damien Hirst. London, UK:Other Criteria / Serpentine Gallery, 2006 (catalogue)
  • New Religion. London, UK: Other Criteria / Paul Stolper Gallery (catalogue)
  • 2005       The Elusive Truth, New Paintings. London, UK: Other Criteria, 2005 (catalogue)
  • 2004       Shani, Annushka. From the Cradle to the Grave, Selected Drawings. London: Other Criteria, 2004
  • Cicelyn Eduardo and Codognato Mario. Damien Hirst. Edited by the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Naples, Italy: Electa, 2004 (catalogue)
  • 2003       Shani, Annushka. Romance in the Age of Uncertainty. London, UK: Jay Jopling / White Cube, 2003 (catalogue)
  • 2001       Burn, Gordon. On the Way to Work - Damien Hisrst. London, UK: Faber and Faber, 2001
  • 2000       Burn, Gordon and George Poste. Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings. New York: Other Criteria / Gagosian Gallery, 2000 (catalogue)
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