An artist of worldwide fame, Daniel Buren (Boulogne-Billancourt, 1938) has received many awards and prizes over the course of his long career, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale of 1986 and the Japan Art Foundation's Praemium Imperiale for painting in 2007.
After studying at the Ecole des Métiers d'Art and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, since the mid Sixties he has been staging public interventions, installations and exhibitions all over the world.
His first solo-show at the Galleria Apollinaire in Milan, in 1968, was followed by a controversial participation to the 5th International Exhibition at the Salomon Guggenheim Museum in New York, in 1971, and to the Documenta V curated by Szeemann in 1972, which confirmed his pivotal role in the field of Conceptual Art
Innumerable permanent works testify to his research. These include: the spectacular Les Deux Plateaux (1985-1986), Great Courtyard of the Palais-Royal in Paris; Sens dessus Dessous (1994), Parc des Célestins in Lyon; 25 Porticos: The Color and its Reflections (1996), Tokyo; Sulle vigne: punti di vista, al Castello di Ama, Gaiole in Chianti (2001); Puente de la Salve, sull'omonimo ponte adiacente al Guggenheim Museum di Bilbao (2007).