Damien Hirst, "Demon with Bowl (Exhibition Enlargement)" Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and

Damien Hirst, “Demon with Bowl (Exhibition Enlargement)”
Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.

This new project by British artist Damien Hirst, his latest project which has been ten years in the making, Veneziwill run across both venues in Fondation François Pinault in Venice.

Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol and grew up in Leeds. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths college from 1986 to 1989, and whilst in his second year, he conceived and curated the group exhibition, ‘Freeze’. The show is commonly acknowledged to have been the launching point not only for Hirst, but for a generation of British artists. Damien Hirst lives and works in London and Gloucester.

Since the late 1980s, Hirst has used a varied practice of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationships between art, beauty, religion, science, life and death. Through work that includes the iconic shark in formaldehyde, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991) and For the Love of God (2007), a platinum cast of a skull set with 8,601 flawless pavé-set diamonds, he investigates and challenges contemporary belief systems, and dissects the uncertainties at the heart of human experience.

curated by Elena Geuna,

Palazzo Grassi
San Samuele 3231
Venezia| Italia

Punta della Dogana
Dorsoduro, 2

30123 Venezia | Italia