‘Still’ was Hirst’s earliest solo show at White Cube gallery, then based in Jay Jopling’s first exhibition space at Duke Street, London.

17 May 1995 – 1 July 1995
Solo Exhibition, White Cube, Duke Street
London, United Kingdom

Prix Eliette von Karajan ‘95

In 1995 Hirst won the second Eliette von Karajan Prize for young artists on the recommendation of Georg Baselitz.

8 April 1995 – 6 May 1995
Solo Exhibition, Max Gandolph-Bibliothek, Universitat Salzburg
Salzburg, Austria

A Good Environment for Coloured Monochrome Paintings

Hirst presented his installation ‘A Good Environment for Coloured Monochrome Paintings’ (1994) as part of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship he was awarded in 1994.

22 April 1994 – 29 May 1994
Solo Exhibition, Deutscher Akademischer Autausch Dienst Gallery
Berlin, Germany

A Bad Environment for White Monochrome Paintings

The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh hosted Hirst’s installation piece ‘A Bad Environment for White Monochrome Painting’ (1993).

9 April 1994 – 31 December 1994
Solo Exhibition, Mattress Factory
Pittsburgh, United States

Making beautiful drawings: an installation

‘Making beautiful drawings: an installation’ was an exhibition of 37 pen, ink or pencil drawings made with a spin machine which incorporated a drill.

15 January 1994 – 5 February 1994
Solo Exhibition, Bruno Brunnet Contemporary Fine Arts
Berlin, Germany

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Milwaukee Art Museum exhibited two Hirst works in a solo show of 1994.

14 January 1994 – 10 April 1994
Solo Exhibition, Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee, United States

Damien Hirst: The Acquired Inability to Escape / The Acquired Inability to Escape, Inverted and Divided and Other Works

In 1993 Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, presented a collection of new Hirst works from a variety of series.

12 November 1993 – 23 December 1993
Solo Exhibition, Galerie Jablonka
Cologne, Germany

Visual Candy and Natural History

For Hirst’s first exhibition in Los Angeles, the Regens Project gallery presented a collection of ‘Visual Candy’ paintings, with a number of small ‘Natural History’ pieces.

1 July 1993 – 31 July 1993
Solo Exhibition, Regen Projects
Los Angeles, United States


Hirst’s installation ‘Pharmacy’ (1992) was presented for the first time at Cohen Gallery, New York.

4 December 1992 – 28 January 1993
Solo Exhibition, Cohen Gallery
New York, United States

Marianne, Hildegard

In 1992, young gallerists excluded from Cologne Art Fair established an alternative venue, ‘Unfair’, in a disused factory in the city.

11 November 1992 – 15 November 1992
Solo Exhibition, Unfair/Jay Jopling
Cologne, Germany