Edmund de Waal
Edmund Arthur Lowndes de Waal,(b. 1964) is a British artist, and author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, published in 2010, and The White Road, published in 2015. He is most well known for his large scale installations of porcelain vessels and has received several awards and honors for his work. He studied English at Cambridge University and ceramics in both England and Japan. Much of Edmund's recent work has been concerned with ideas of collecting and collections; how objects are kept together, lost, stolen or dispersed. His work comes out of a dialogue between minimalism, architecture and music, and is informed by his passion for literature. In May 2014, Phaidon published a substantial monograph of de Waal's work and practice.
Edmund has had major interventions in many museums and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Waddesdon Manor, Tate Britain and the National Museum of Wales. In Autumn 2013, de Waal opened his first major solo show in New York with the Gagosian Gallery and installed a work for the new Asian Pavilion at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A commission of suspended vitrines, titled Atmosphere, opened in May 2014 for Turner Contemporary in Margate, which will hang in the Sunley Gallery until Februrary 2015. Another public work, Lichtzwang, is on display over the course of Summer 2014 in a neo-classical temple in Vienna's Volksgarten. This marks the beginnings of an on-going relationship with the Kuntshistoriches Museum as de Waal prepares an exhibition for the museum itself to open in 2016. Other future projects include working at the Schindler House in LA in 2015 and with David Chipperfield Architects for a series of new works for London Victoria.
De Waal currently lives and works in London.