Erwin Wurm's Biography
Erwin Wurm is an Austrian sculptor and installation artist who was born in 1954 in Bruck an der Mur, Austria. He is best known for his sculptures of distorted, misshapen human forms, which often appear humorous and ironic. Wurm has been creating this type of sculpture since the 1980s, and is now internationally renowned for his work. He has exhibited widely in Europe, Asia, and the United States. In addition to his sculptures, he has also produced photography and video works. Wurm is a professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and has been a visiting professor at various institutions around the world. He has received numerous awards, including the Austrian State Prize, the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art, and the Order of Merit of the Republic of Austria.