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Edmund de Waal




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Edmund de Waal is one of the world's leading artists working in ceramics today. He is best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, with interventions at Waddesdon Manor, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Britain and MIMA. In October 2012 Alan Cristea Gallery will be holding its second solo exhibition of his work: a thousand hours, which will include his most ambitious work to date.

De Waal has two permanent installations in the UK: Signs & Wonders at the V&A and a sounding line at Chatsworth House. In September 2012, he installed his first piece of public sculpture, a local history, at the new Alison Richard's Building at the University of Cambridge. Other future projects are planned at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Edmund de Waal is also widely known as a writer. In 2010, Chatto & Windus published his family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, which has become an international bestseller.

He was appointed a Trustee of the V&A and awarded an OBE for his services to art in 2011. In June 2012, he was made a Senior Fellow at the Royal College of Art. De Waal was born in Nottingham in 1964 and lives and works in London.

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