Damien Hirst was born in 1965 and studied at Goldsmith's College, London. Whilst still a student he curated the now legendary 'Freeze' exhibition in an abandoned warehouse in London's Docklands, showing his own work alongside that of his colleagues including Angus Fairhurst, Gary Hume, and Sarah Lucas. This exhibition established the nucleus of the Young British Artists, as they came to be known after a series of exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery during the early 1990's. Hirst became a household name through the publicity generated by his series of animals, sometimes dissected, shown in tanks of formaldehyde. 'Mother and Child Divided', a cow and calf cut lengthways and displayed in separate glass cases, brought him international fame when it was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1993 and in 1995 he was awarded the Turner Prize.