23.MAR. - 25.AUG.2024

To Live Forever (For a While), a museum-wide exhibition celebrating the work of influential British artist Damien Hirst. Curated in close collaboration with Hirst and leading curator Ann Gallagher, the ex­hibition provides a comprehensive overview of the artist’s work between 1986 and 2019, featuring 57 works including installations, sculptures, and paintings. It features some of Hirst’s most iconic series including Natural History, Spin Paintings, Medicine Cabinets, Cherry Blossoms, and spot and butterfly paintings.

Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated the group exhibition Freeze during his second year at Goldsmiths, the University of London art school. He quickly became a major figure in the international art world in 1991 with his work The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a fourteen-foot-long tiger shark preserved in a tank of formaldehyde. Hirst has remained a significant presence on the contemporary art scene, influencing generations of artists. His willingness to tackle challenging and thought-provoking themes has pushed the boundaries of what art can be. Hirst’s provocative art has been widely collected and exhibited around the world. In 1995, he won Tate Britain’s Turner Prize, Great Britain’s premier award for contemporary art.

Organized by Museo Jumex. Curated by: Ann Gallagher, Curatorial Advisor, Kit Hammonds and Begoña Hano, Exhibition Coordinators; and Adriana Kuri Alamillo, Curatorial Assistant.

Installation view, Damien Hirst: To Live Forever (For a While), Museo Jumex, 2024. Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2024.