Edmund de Waal

Artist and writer

Chair , 2018

Edmund de Waal is an artist and writer. He 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 Espace Muraille in Geneva, Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Kunsthaus in Graz, Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin, Gagosian Gallery in Beverley Hills and New York, and Royal Academy in London. His work can be found in numerous public collections worldwide, with major installations at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the University of Cambridge, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and the new Asian Pavilion at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

He has been widely published. His family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, has won many literary awards and is an international bestseller, with editions published in over 30 languages. His second book, The White Road, was published in 2015. The same year he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction by Yale University.

He was made an OBE in 2011 for his services to art. He has sat on the Royal Mint Advisory Committee since 2012 and is currently a trustee for the Saturday Club and the V&A.

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