The work of the Austrian artist includes material sculptures, actions, videos, photos, drawings and books. Erwin Wurm is one of the most successful contemporary artists.
From 1974 to 1977 he studied art history and German literature at the University of Graz. From 1977 to 1979 he studied art and work education (sculpture) at the University of Applied Arts in Salzburg. From 1979 to 1982 he attended the University of Applied Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts.
From 2002 to 2006 Wurm taught as professor at the Institute of Art and Cultural Studies - Art Education and from 2007 to 2010 for sculpture/sculpture and multimedia at the Institute of Fine and Media Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.