Biography

Damien Hirst
1965 Born, Bristol, UK
1989 Graduated, Goldsmiths College, London


Anton Corbijn ©2015

Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin (10 November 2012 – 10 March 2013). Travelling to Multimedia Art Museum Moscow (29 November 2013 – 2 February 2014). - 2012

In 2011 Hirst collaborated with Flea, bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to produce a series of unique bass guitars. The guitars each have an individual black-and-white or coloured spin design, and proceeds from their sale go to Silverlake Conservatory of Music. - 2011

In 2008, Hirst took the unprecedented step of bypassing gallery involvement and selling 244 new works in 223 lots at Sotheby’s auction house, London. - 2008

In 2008 Hirst collaborated with musician and activist Bono in the organisation of a charity auction in aid of (RED). - 2008

25th November 2006 – 28th January 2007 Serpentine Gallery, London - 2006

After the closure of Pharmacy Restaurant & Bar (1997-2003), Sotheby’s hosted a comprehensive auction of the contents of the Notting Hill restaurant designed by Hirst. - 2004

In 1998, Hirst collaborated on the establishment of a Notting Hill restaurant called Pharmacy. - 1998

In the first show he curated for a publicly funded space, Hirst presented the group exhibition ‘Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away’ at the Serpentine Gallery in 1994. The following year he was awarded the Turner Prize, in part for his curatorship of this show, in which he also exhibited. - 1994