Austrian artist Erwin Wurm (b. 1954 Bruck an der Mur/Styria, Austria) explores the formal qualities of sculpture while pushing beyond the conventional notions of the medium. His multi-disciplinary works, which span drawing, video, photography, and performance, have appeared in exhibitions worldwide. In recent years, Wurm’s work has been presented at the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin (2016); Tate Modern, London (2016); Schindler House, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood (2016); Indianapolis Museum of Art (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow (2013); CAC Malaga (2012); Dallas Contemporary (2012); Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2011); Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp (2011); Kunstmuseum Bonn (2010); and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2010). 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. In 2017, Wurm will return to Venice for the 57th Biennale where he will represent Austria. Wurm’s work can be found in prestigious collections around the world, including Albertina, Vienna; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; CAC Malaga; Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; Kunsthaus Zurich; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; Museum of Modern Art; New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Vancouver Art Gallery; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, among others. The artist lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

Erwin Wurm
Erwin Wurm
Bruck an der Mur/Styria, 1954

Current Exhibitions

Glasstress 2019

Fondazione Berengo Art Space

09 May — 24 Nov
Organised by Fondazione Berengo, the sixth edition of “Glasstress” brings together a new line- up of leading contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, Latin America, India, and China in an ambitious...

Past Exhibitions

Erwin Wurm

Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
25/03/2019 — 11/05/2019

Collection David H. Brolliet, Geneva

Fondation Fernet-Branca
27/05/2018 — 30/09/2018

Glasstress 2017

Palazzo Franchetti 11/05/2017 — 26/11/2017

Erwin Wurm: O Corpo é A Casa

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil São Paulo – CCBB SP
25/01/2017 — 03/04/2017

Erwin Wurm

Berlinische Galerie
15/04/2016 — 22/08/2016

Solo Shows

Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisboa, Portugal
Ende, Landesmuseum Niederösterreich, St. Pölten, Austria
Bei Mutti, Berlinische Galerie – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin, Germany Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures, Schindler House, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, CA
Lost, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania Skulptu i Pilane, Klövedal, Sweden Erwin Wurm, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN FICHTE, Kunstmuseum
Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany

Some Of This and Some Of That, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark Cardiff Central Station, Cardiff Contemporary 2014, Cardiff, South Wales, United Kingdom
Dom Umenia (House of Art) Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
Sculpture 21st: Erwin Wurm, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Erwin Wurm, Halle Verriere, Meisenthal, France
Erwin Wurm- Elfie Semotan, Galerie 422, Gmonden, Austria
Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculpture, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany Synthesa, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Crap Head, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Group Shows

Licht-Pavillon, 58th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Puff Pieces, Rachel Uffner, New York, NY
The Language of Things, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria
Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
The MAC, Belfast, United Kingdom
Ambient Play, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia
ME, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
Precarious Balance, CoCA, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
Die sieben Todsünden, Diözesanmuseum St. Afra, Augsburg, Germany Discomfort: Experiments in Furniture, Function and Form, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clifton, NJ

Glasstress Gotika, Venice, Italy
Vita Vitale, The Azerbaijan Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MI
Future Seasons Past, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Le Baiser, Musée Maillol, Paris, France

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Bruck an der Mur/Styria Country of birth: Austria Date of birth: 1954 Lives in: Vienna, Austria