Douglas Gordon, Scottish (1966 - )

Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon was born in 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland. He lives and works in New York. After receiving a B.A. at the Glasgow School of Art from 1984 to 1988, Gordon undertook a graduate program at the Slade School of Art in London from 1988 to 1990. Through his work in video, photography, and sculpture, Gordon addresses and explores universal dualities: life and death, good and evil. Since his first solo show in 1986, he has exhibited extensively, including the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Centro Cultrual de Belém in Portugal, and the DIA Center for the Arts in New York. A 2001 retrospective organized by the Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles traveled to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.. In 2006, his work was the subject of exhibitions appearing at the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento, Italy.

Gordon was the 1996 recipient of Britain's Turner Prize, in 1997 was awarded Premio 2000 at the Venice Biennial, and in 1998 he was presented with the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum in SoHo. He was also included in the SkulpturProjekte in Münster in 1997.

Most recently Gordon worked in collaboration with Philippe Parreno to produce a film about world-renowned French football player Zinedine Zidane. This video watches Zidane's movement throughout an entire game, and captures Zidane in a multidimensional space leading the spectator to experience the sensations and movements of an athlete.

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