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About the artist
Gary Hume is one of the generation of ‘Young British Artists’ who rose to prominence in the late 1980s. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London from 1985 to 1988, participating in the landmark exhibition Freeze, curated by fellow student Damien Hirst. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996 and in the same year represented Britain at the São Paulo Bienal. Two years later, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. Since then he has had solo exhibitions at institutions across Europe, including the Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover, Tate Britain in London, Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Modern Art Oxford, and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium. Hume lives and works in London and Accord, New York.