Born in Munich, Demand studied at the Academy of Arts in Duesseldorf and Goldsmith‘s College in London. His solo exhibitions include shows at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2012), Matthew Marks Gallery (2012), Kaldor Public Arts Project #25, Sydney (2012), Sprüth Magers London (2012), Boijmans van Beunigen, Rotterdam (2010), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2009), MUMOK, Vienna (2009), Sprüth Magers Gallery, London (2008), the Fondazione Prada, Venice (2007), the Serpentine Gallery, London (2006), the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2005), a retrospective at the Kunsthaus Bregenz (2004), and he represented Germany at the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale (2004).
Other past solo shows include the Lenbachhaus, Munich, the Castelo de Rivoli, Turin, the Dundee Comtemporary Arts as well as the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. His work is represented in numerous museums and collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Tate Modern, London. He lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles.