Steve McQueen

Born in London, England in 1969, Steve McQueen is an artist, film director, and screenwriter currently based in London and Amsterdam. His themes are universal and often focus on painful biographies. McQueen has mastered the art of minimalist storytelling to deliver the utmost impact on his viewers.  In his own words he “wants to put the public in a situation where everyone becomes acutely sensitive to themselves, to their body and respiration.”

Celebrated internationally for his art, McQueen has been featured in Documenta (1997 and 2002), represented the national pavilion of Great Britain at the Fifty-Third Venice Biennale in 2009, and been selected several times for the Venice Biennale’s central pavilion (2003, 2007, 2013, and 2015). Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Art Institute of Chicago (2012) and Schaulager, Basel (2013); and at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (all 2017). In 2019 he presented Year 3, a portrait of an entire age group of London schoolchildren, at Tate Britain, London. In February 2020 a major solo exhibition opened at the Tate Modern, London.

Steve McQueen: Sunshine State
Steve McQueen has conceived a site-specific exhibition project including a new selection of works that unfolds in the Navate and Cubo spaces of Pirelli HangarBicocca and on the exterior of the building. Through a non-chronological layout, the exhibition aims to offer a survey of his career in the visual arts, highlighting the evolution of his filmmaking practice over the last two decades.
31 Mar 2022 - 31 Jul 2022
Pirelli HangarBicocca
Steve McQueen: Year 3
The ambitious project portrays each Year 3 classes of the country
12 Nov 2019 - 31 Jan 2021
Tate Britain
Among the Trees
Hayward Gallery presents in London the group exhibition "Among the Trees", to explore our relationship with nature
04 Mar 2020 - 17 May 2020
Hayward Gallery
Steve McQueen Solo Show
Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris opens the 2016 season with an exhibition by Steve McQueen. The gallery will...
09 Jan 2016 - 27 Feb 2016
Marian Goodman Paris
Steve McQueen: Open Plan
From February 26 through May 14, 2016, the Whitney Museum of American Art will present “Open Plan”,...
28 Feb 2016 - 14 May 2016
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York
Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison
HM Prison Reading opens for the first time to the public as artists, writers, and performers respond...
04 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
HM Prison Reading
United Kingdom
The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding
The curatorial premise of this exhibition is grounded in the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall (1932–2014),...
21 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Museu Coleção Berardo
Collection on Display: Communities, Rules and Rituals
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst presents the exhibition in three parts “Collection on Display:...
18 Feb 2017 - 05 Nov 2017
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst
The Restless Earth
La Triennale di Milano and the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi present La Terra Inquieta (The Restless Earth),...
28 Apr 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Triennale di Milano
Steve McQueen: End Credits
“End Credits, (2012–2016)” is a video installation paying homage to the African American singer...
17 Nov 2017 - 11 Mar 2018
Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Steve McQueen at Tate Modern
Organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Pirelli HangarBicocca, the show is the first major exhibition...
13 Feb 2020 - 10 May 2020
Tate Modern
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