Erwin Wurm was born in Austria in 1954. He studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts in Austria. Wurm has an extensive gallery record, and he currently lives and works in Limberg/Lower Austria.
In the 1990s, he captured the attention of the art world through his One Minute Sculptures. The sculptures invited viewers to create the artwork themselves by interacting with common materials Wurm provided for them in the gallery. In addition to One Minute Sculptures, Wurm also creates performances, video, photography, drawing, and sculpture.