b.1964 UK; lives and works in London.

1991-1993 Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Scholarship

1991-1992 University of Sheffield, Post-graduate Diploma in Japanese Language

1983-1986 Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, BA English Literature (Hons) 

Edmund de Waal is known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, often created in response to archives, collections or the history of a particular place. His interventions and artworks have been made for diverse historic spaces and museums worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and the Kunsthistoriches Museum,Vienna.

Exhibitions include Kneaded Knowledge, co- curated with Ai Weiwei for Kunsthaus Graz, Austria; Irrkunst, an exhibition with the Walter Benjamin Archive for Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (2016); and ten thousand things at Gagosian, Los Angeles (2016). For his latest project, de Waal collaborated with the choreographer Wayne McGregor on a set design for Yugen, a new ballet that premiered at the Royal Opera House, London in 2018.

Also an internationally acclaimed writer, de Waal is known for his bestselling family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, which has won many literary prizes, including the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize and the Costa Biography Award.