Born in Glasgow in 1966, this Scottish conceptual artist lives and works in Berlin and Glasgow. After graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 1988, he studied at the Slade School in London for two years. Gordon was the 1996 recipient of the Turner Prize and in 1997 he was awarded the Premio 2000 at the 47th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia. In 1998 he was presented with the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum in SoHo, New York. Most recently in May 2008 he won the Roswitha Haftmann Prize awarded by the KunsthausZürich and he was the recipient of the Käthe-Kollwitz Prize 2012 awarded by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. In 2008 Douglas Gordon was Juror at the 65th International Venice Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice and in 2012 he was the Jury president of CinemaXXI at the 7th Rome Film Festival, Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma. His film works have been invited to the Festival de Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Venice Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival among many others.
Douglas Gordon has had solo exhibitions at leading museums and galleries around the world, among them the Centre Pompidou (1995), Tate Liverpool (2000), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001–2012), the Hayward Gallery, London (2002), the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2003), the National Gallery of Scotland (2007), the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2007), MoMA, New York (2006), Tate Britain, London (2010), MMK, Frankfurt (2011), the Collection Lambert, Avignon (2008), DOX, Prague (2009), Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich (2009, 2013), Gagosian London (2011), Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (2011) and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Blain Southern, Berlin (2013). Douglas Gordon exhibited at ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2000. While mainly concentrating on video, his work also includes photography, texts, performance and installation.
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