Wolfgang Tillmans was born in 1968 in Remscheid, Germany. His work as an artist began when he was aged 20 and living in Hamburg. At the start of the 1990s he studied at the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, England. From 1992 to 2007 he lived mainly in London, before relocating to Berlin. Tillmans’ work has earned recognition and been exhibited around the world since the early 1990s.
His extensive exhibition roster includes Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brasil, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Tate Modern in London, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan, Artspace New Zealand, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Pier 24, San Francisco, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Centre de Culture Contemporaine, Montpellier, Yancey Richardson Gallery and Gagosian Gallery in New York, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and many others.