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.
Bruck an der Mur/Styria, 1954