Edmund de Waal is an artist and writer. Born in 1964, de Waal is best known for his large scale installations of porcelain vessels, which are informed by his passion for architecture, space and sound. His work has been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, with recent exhibitions at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Kunsthaus, Graz, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Gagosian Gallery, Beverley Hills and the Royal Academy in London.
Edmund de Waal has also been widely published. His family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), won many literary prizes. His second book, The White Road, was published in 2015. Last year he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction by Yale University.
De Waal was made an OBE for his services to art in 2011. He is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College Art and has been on the Advisory Committee for The Royal Mint since 2012. He is currently a Trustee for The Saturday Club and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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