Daniel Buren (b 1938, France) has exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. His work can be found in major public collections such as: Tate Modern, London; the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporaneo, Bilbao, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Buren’s first important solo exhibition was at the Galleria Apollinaire in Milan in 1968; he has since had major shows at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
The artist has been invited to the Venice Bienniale more than ten times, where he was honoured with the Golden Lion for the best pavilion in 1986. That same year he completed the work, Les Deux Plateaux, sculpture in situ at the Palais Royal in Paris. He has received several awards including the International Award for the Best Artist (Stuttgart, Germany, 1991) and the Grand Prix National de Peinture (France, 1992). In 1990 the artist was honoured as a Living Treasure in New Zealand for the country’s 150th anniversary.