Gary Hume was born in Kent in 1962 and lives and works in London and upstate New York, USA. Solo shows include São Paulo Bienal, 1996; Venice Biennale, 1999; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1999; the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1999; Kunsthaus, Bregenz, 2004; Kestner Gellellschaft, Hanover, 2004; White Cube, London, 2006 and Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, 2008. Hume first came to public attention in the seminal Freeze show in 1988, which featured artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin who, like Hume, were soon to acquire celebrity status as yBas (young British artists). He has since exhibited internationally and in 1996 was the British representative at the São Paulo Biennale and a Turner Prize nominee. In 1999 he represented Britain with a large solo show at the XLVII Venice Biennale.
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