Damien Hirst was born in 1965 and originally comes from Leeds. Hirst moved to London where he studied for a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Hirst has produced internationally recognised bodies of work including ‘Freeze’ (1988), ‘Natural History’ (1991) and ‘For the Love of God’ (2007).
Hirst’s controversial work has been exhibited internationally and explores the tensions between life and death and asks questions on the human condition working with a variety of mediums including installation, painting and sculpture.
Hirst has been part of over 260 group shows and over 80 solo exhibitions and won the Turner prize in 1995.
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