West, Franz (1947-02-16)
Vienna, Austria
works and lives in Vienna, Austria

Franz West is one of the best known contemporary Austrian artists. In his work the interaction with the public plays an important role. His installations with furniture transform galleries, museums, and public spaces into lounge-like, sociable environments for viewing art. He exhibited internationally for more than three decades taking part at major festivals like Documenta in Kassel and the Venice Biennale more than once.