Franz West (German: Franz West) (born February 16, 1947 in Vienna) is an Austrian artist who currently resides in Vienna. West studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Bruno Gironcoli. He is married to the Georgian artist Tamuna Sirbiladze who too is based in Vienna.
His radical art, which started as a reaction to the Viennese Actionism movement has been exhibited in museums and galleries for more than three decades. Over the last 20 years he had a regular presence in big expositions like Documenta and the Venice Biennale.