Erwin Wurm

Born in 1954, in Bruck an der Mur, Austria. He graduated from the Vienna College for Applied Arts and at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Some of Wurm’s work includes Narrow House, Fat Car, Melting House, Cucumber, Desperate Philosopher etc. Some of Wurm’s recent solo exhibitions include Desperate Philosophers at Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (2013), Wittgensteinian Grammar of Physical Education at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris pantin, France (2013), Am I a house? at CAC Málaga, Málaga, Spain (2012), De Profundis at Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Germany (2012), One Minute Sculpture at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK, The Beauty Business at Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA  (2010), Micro-Retrospective at Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia, Sofia, Balgaria (2010), Wear Me Out at Middleheim Museum, Antwerpen, Belgium (2010), Liquid Reality at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2011), Narrow Mist at Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2010), Private Wurm at Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg (2010) etc. Wurm also participated in many group exhibitions, for instant, HEIMsuchung at Kunst Museum  Bonn, Bonn, Germany (2013), Desire for Freedom at Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, Poland (2013), Far from the Madding Crowd at Bonnefanten Hedge House– Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherland (2013), Pink Caviar – New Acquisitions 2009-2011 at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2012), Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012 at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, USA (2012), Art and Press at Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany (2012), The Haberdashery at Eric Firestone Gallery, New York, USA (2012), Dust, Laboratoria at Art & Science Space, Moscow, Russia (2012), On the Contrary, Meetfactory at International Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic (2013) etc. Moreover, Wurm's works are a part of prestigious collections worldwide, including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, The Walker Art Center, Museum Ludwig, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, and the Centre Pompidou, etc.





Vienna College for Applied Arts and at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts