Damien HIRST 達明.赫斯特
British 1965

Damien Hirst was born in Bristol, England in 1965. The artist spent the majority of his childhood and teenage years in Leeds, before moving to London in 1984. Damien Hirst worked in construction before enrolling in Goldsmiths College in 1986, graduating in 1989 with a BA in Fine Art. The artist first came to public attention while at Goldsmiths, where he conceived and curated ‘Freeze’ in 1988, a group exhibition showcasing the artists own work alongside that of his fellow students at Goldsmiths. Awarded the Turner prize in 1995, Damien Hirst has become a leading figure for the Young British Artists movement, and currently holds records for the highest amount paid for a single work of art by a living European artist, as well as for the highest total sales at auction for a single artist. Damien Hirst currently lives and works in Devon and London, England.

Selected Public Collections:
Tate Modern, London, England
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
“Damien Hirst” Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom, 1991
“Where’s God Now” Jay & Donatella Chiat, New York, USA, 1992
“Visual Candy” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA, 1993
Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 1995
“Wall Projects: Damien Hirst” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA, 1998
“Pharmacy” Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2000
“Romance in the Age of Uncertainty” White Cube, London, United Kingdom, 2003
“The Agony and The Ecstasy: Selected Works from 1989-2004” Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy, 2004
“Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” Sotheby’s Auction, London, United Kingdom, 2008
“Theology, Philosophy, Medicine, Justice” Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland, 2010
“Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011” Gagosian Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; New York, USA; Beverly Hills, USA; Rome, Italy; Athens, Greece; Geneva, Switzerland; Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2011
“Damien Hirst—Retrospective” Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom, 2012

Damien HIRST 達明.赫斯特