Maurizio Cattelan's Biography
Maurizio Cattelan is a contemporary Italian artist best known for his sculptures and installations. Born in 1960 in Padua, Italy, Cattelan began his career as a sculptor in 1989. He is known for his humorous and often provocative works, which often involve animals and everyday objects. He is also known for his use of taxidermy, which he uses to explore themes of death, mortality, and the collective unconscious. Cattelan’s works have been exhibited in major institutions worldwide, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He has also been the subject of numerous retrospectives, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Punta della Dogana in Venice, and the Beyeler Foundation in Basel.