Douglas Gordon

Born in Glasgow, 1966 and lives in Berlin, Germany; Glasgow, Scotland; New York, NY

After receiving a B.A. at the Glasgow School of Art from 1984 to 1988, Gordon undertook a post-graduate program at the Slade School of Art in London from 1988 to 1990.  Gordon is a conjurer of collective memory and perceptual surprise whose tools include commodities and mechanisms of everyday life. Into a diverse body of work—which spans narrative video and film, sound, photographic objects, and texts both as site-specific installation and printed media—he infuses a combination of humor and trepidation to recalibrate reactions to the familiar. He was the recipient of the 1996 Turner Prize, the 1997 Venice Biennial’s Premio 2000 award, the 1998 Hugo Boss Prize awarded by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the 2008 Roswitha Haftmann Prize, and the 2012 Käthe Kollwitz Prize.

A group exhibitions collecting the main editions produced for the art space over the years
11 Sep 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
Take Me I’m Yours
After having become, for its reopening in October 2014, Paul McCarthy’s Chocolate Factory, then...
16 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
Monnaie de Paris
Quand fondra la neige ou ira le blanc?
Each exhibition at Palazzo Fortuny is inspired by a desire to trace the multidisciplinary route that...
05 Jun 2016 - 25 Sep 2016
Palazzo Fortuny
Curated by?
The exhibition presents a group of works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, selected by the...
30 Jun 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Gordon Douglas: I Had Nowhere To Go
Galerie Eva Presenhuber announces the first exhibition featuring the new film installation “I...
05 Nov 2016 - 21 Jan 2017
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Maag Areal
Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca
Curated by Roberta Tenconi in collaboration with Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara...
07 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Pirelli HangarBicocca
Douglas Gordon & Lawrence Weiner: “Rosy-Fingered Dawn”
This duo show runs around the concept of the written word as a formal foundation and a conceptual conduit. Starting...
05 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
Gagosian Athens
Douglas Gordon: Gente di Palermo
MUVE and the artist Douglas Gordon present in the suggestive Prigioni (Prisons) of Palazzo Ducale the...
13 May 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Palazzo Ducale
Behind the Screen: An Art Tribute to Isabelle Huppert
The exhibition celebrates French actress Isabelle Huppert. Featuring a series of photographs and videos by...
28 Apr 2017 - 30 May 2017
Michael Fuchs Galerie
Continua Sphères Ensemble
Under the artistic direction of José-Manuel Gonçalvès, over twenty galleries and foundations from...
16 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
Centquatre – Paris
Open at Night – Festival of Lights
The first edition of the Festival of Lights called Open at Night was born by and idea of Muriel Mayette-Holtz...
16 Dec 2017 - 28 Jan 2018
Villa Medici
Fly me to the Moon
On occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, Kunsthaus Zürich presents a journey through...
05 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
Hey Psycho!
A focus on the two artists Douglas Gordon and Florian Süssmayr, who share common backgrounds in film,...
09 May 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection at Palazzo Biscari
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents two shows in Catania this summer at Palazzo Biscari. The...
08 Jul 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
Palazzo Biscari
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