Erwin Wurm

Known for his uniquely humorous approach to formalism, Erwin Wurm’s (b. 1954 Bruck an der Mur/Styria, Austria) multi-disciplinary works have appeared in exhibitions throughout the world. The artist’s recent exhibitions include The Artist Who Swallowed the World, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (2008); Narrow Mist, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2010); Liquid Reality, Kunstmuseum Bonn (2010); Wear Me Out, Middleheimmuseum, Antwerpen, Belgium (2011); Beauty Business, Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2011), Dallas Contemporary, Texas (2012); and Am I A House, CAC Malaga, Spain (2012). In 2011, Erwin Wurm’s Narrow House was installed at the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti as part of Glasstress 2011, a collateral event of the 54th Venice Biennale.

Works by Wurm are included in prestigious collections throughout the world at the Albertina, Vienna; Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; CAC Malaga, Spain; Kunsthaus Zurich; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Albright Knox Gallery, New York, among others. The artist lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin