*1954 in Bruck an der Mur, Austria lives in Vienna and Limburg, Austria
Erwin Wurm studied art history, German literature and art education in Graz and Salzburg from 1974. From 1979 to 1982 he studied design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Wurm became known in the 1990s with his “One Minute Sculptures”. Today, his “fat” sculptures, including “Fat Car” (2000/2001), and the “Self-Portraits as Cucumber” (2008) are among his trademarks. Wurm’s creative process is closely connected to action and performance and thus also in the tradition of Viennese Actionism.
His work is represented in numerous individual exhibitions and collections worldwide. These include the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, and Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
photo: Eva Würdinger, 2019