British, 20th–21st century, male.
Born 7 June 1965, in Bristol.
Assemblage artist, installation artist, painter.
Conceptual Art, Young British Artists.
Damien Hirst studied at Goldsmiths College, London (1986–1989). In 1988, while still a student, he curated the seminal exhibition Freeze in a disused industrial building in the East End of London. This exhibition launched his career, along with that of a number of other young artists from Goldsmiths such as Mat Collishaw and Michael Landy. It also attracted the attention of collector Charles Saatchi who bought two of his works. In ...