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Julian Opie was born in 1958 and graduated in 1983 from Goldsmith’s School of Art. He lives and works in London.
Opie’s works are among the most recognisable in contemporary art. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, with major museum exhibitions including Kunstverein, Cologne, Hayward Gallery and ICA in London, Lehnbachhaus in Munich, K21 in Dusseldorf, Mito Tower in Japan, MAK in Vienna, CAC in Malaga and IVAM in Valencia, MOCAK in Krakow, Tidehalle in Helsinki as well as the Dehli Triennial, Venice Biennial and Documenta.
He is represented by 13 galleries worldwide and has presented many public projects in cities around the world, notably in the Dentsu Building in Tokyo 2002, City Hall Park in New York 2004, Mori Building, Omotesando Hill in Japan 2006, River Vltava in Prague 2007, Pheonix Art Museum USA 2007, Dublin City Gallery in Ireland 2008, Seoul Square in South Korea 2009, Regent’s Place in London 2011, Calgary, Canada, The Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, London and more recently permanent installations at SMETS in Belgium and PKZ in Zurich.
He is represented in many public art collections, including Tate, British Museum, Victoria & Albert, Arts Council, British Council and National Portrait Gallery in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, ICA in Boston USA, Essl Collection in Vienna, IVAM in Spain, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem and Takamatsu City Museum of Art in Japan.