Artists

Maurizio Cattelan

Maurizio Cattelan is an Italian artist born in Padua, Italy, on 20 September 1961.

He lives and works in New York and Milan. His work mostly focuses on installation of a controversial nature. The artist is probably best known for his sculpture La Nona Ora (The Ninth Hour), depicting the Pope John Paul II struck down by a meteorite.

Maurizio Cattelan has exhibited at Skulptur Projekte, Münster (1997), the Tate Gallery, London (1999), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2003) and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2003), and participated in the Venice Biennale (1993, 1997, 1999, and 2002).

He was a finalist for the Guggenheim's Hugo Boss prize in 2000, received an honorary degree in Sociology from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2004, and was also awarded the Arnold-Bode prize from the Kunstverein Kassel, Germany, that same year.