Damien Hirst  (British, 1965) 

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Damien Hirst Biography
1965   Born in Bristol, UK
1985   Took a 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   Graduated with a BA in Fine Art, Goldsmith College, London, UK
1994   Received the DAAD fellowship in Berlin, Germany
1995   Was awarded with the Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, UK
  Lives and works in London, UK
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2013:
All You Need IS LOVE, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Modern Print Masters Stock, The Watermill, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland
Große Gefühle, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Germany
Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back, The Logan Collection At Sfmoma, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA, USA
Sous influences - arts plastiques et psychotropes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Damien Hirst: Entomology Cabinets and Paintings, Scalpel Blade - Paintings and Colour Charts, White Cube, Hong Kong, SAR
Group Show, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, SAR
To Be With Art Is All We Ask, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
13 Rooms, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney, Australia
2012   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2012:
Tate Modern, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Paul Stolper Gallery, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
Gagosian Gallery, 11 locations worldwide (solo exhibition)
White Cube, Bermondsey, London, UK
2011   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 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 exhibition)
Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong
2010   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 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, USA
Theology, Philosophy, Medicine, Justice, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland (solo exhibition)
2009   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2009:
Life, Death and Love, Galerie Rudolfinum; Prague, Czech Republic (solo exhibition)
Requiem, PinchukArtCentre / PAC, Kiev, Ukraine (solo exhibition)
2008   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2008:
You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil, White Cube, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, Sotheby’s Auction, London, UK
For the Love of God, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2007   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2007:
Damien Hirst, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX, USA (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst, Galería Hilario Galguera and Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Mexico City, Mexico (solo exhibition)
New Religion, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice, Italy (solo exhibition)
Beyond Belief, White Cube, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Stations of the Cross, Essl Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria (solo exhibition)
New Religion, Paul Stolper Gallery; Wallspace, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Superstition, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; London, UK (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA (solo exhibition)
2006   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2006:
Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990–2006, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
How To Improve The World, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Surprise Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Into Me/Out of Me, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY, USA
Picture This, The Bargehouse, London, UK
Corpus: Drawings 1981–2006, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
A Thousand Years & Triptychs, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK (solo exhibition)
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 exhibition)
Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Motion On Paper, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK
2005   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2005:
A Selection of Works by Damien Hirst from Various Collections, MFA Boston, Boston, MA, USA (solo exhibition)
New Religion, Paul Stolper, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst. Works on Paper, Robert Sandelson, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst, Astrup Fearnley Museet fur Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst, Static Gallery, Liverpool, UK (solo exhibition)
The Elusive Truth, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst. In A Spin, Gascoigne Gallery, Harrogate, UK (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst – Works on Paper, Andipa Gallery, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Bock mit Inhalt, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Imageless Icons: Abstract Thoughts, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Major Prints, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2004   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2004:
Damien Hirst, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich, Germany (solo exhibition)
The Agony and The Ecstasy: Selected Works from 1989–2004, Archaeological Museum, Naples (solo exhibition), Italy
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, USA
Turning Points: 20th Century British Sculpture, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Tate Britain, London, UK
Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
2003   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2003:
Romance In the Age of Uncertainty, White Cube, London, UK (solo exhibition)
From the Cradle to the Grave: Selected Drawings, The 25th International Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo exhibition)
The Marble Palace, Russian State Museum, San Petersburg, Russia (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst In A Spin; The Action of the World on Things, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst, La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain (solo exhibition)
Same Time This Year, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2002   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2002:
Damien Hirst’s art education, The Reliance, Leeds, UK (solo exhibition)
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, USA
The Physical World, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Rowan Collection. Contemporary British & Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Self-Medicated, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2001   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 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
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   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 2000:
Pharmacy, Tate Gallery, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Focus on Damien Hirst, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway (solo exhibition)
Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Damien Hirst, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK (solo exhibition)
Hyper Mental, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Lets Entertain, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, 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, USA
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 Exhibitions in 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 Exhibitions in 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   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 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   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 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   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 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 Exhibitions in 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   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 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   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 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   Damien Hirst Exhibitions in 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
Selected Public Collections
  Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Neatherlands
  Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
  National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Moscow Branch, Moscow, Russia
  ESSL MUSEUM - KUNST DER GEGENWART, Klosterneuburg, Austria
  ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark
  Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
  Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
  The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  Trevi Flash Art Museum Of Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy
  21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art - Kanazawa, Japan
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA
  Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, USA
  Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
  Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
  Hiscox Art Projects, London, UK
  Tate Britain, London, UK
  Tate Modern, London, UK
  Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, USA
  Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, USA
  Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
  Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2012   Damien Hirst by Ann Gallagher
2011   The Complete Medicine Cabinets by Damien Hirst, James Frey, Arthur C Danto and Steve Jones
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)