°1966, Glasgow (UK) – lives and works in Berlin (DE)
Scottish artist Douglas Gordon begun his career as a performance artist, but moved on towards a diverse body of work which includes video and film, sound works, photographic objects and texts. Good versus bad is a recurring theme. He alters familiar objects, like pictures of well-known personalities, often with a result somewhere between humor and dismay. One of Gordon’s best-known works is 24h Psycho (1993), where he slows down Hitchcock’s infamous film Psycho (1960) to last a full 24 hours, thereby doing away with the suspense and completely altering the experience of the film.
Douglas Gordon has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; MOCA, Los Angeles; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Van Abbemuseum and Tate Britain, London. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1996. In that same year, Gordon was one of the artists invited to Skulptur Projekte Münster and in 1997 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale.
Douglas Gordon is represented by the following galleries;
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