Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon rose to international prominence in the 1990s, and is widely celebrated for his rigorous conceptual work. Reworking found source materials ranging from the suspense films of Alfred Hitchcock to classic horror literature such as Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Scottish-born Gordon mines the psychological implications of these texts as shared cultural memory. In film projections, video works, performances, photography, and multi-media installations, Gordon reimagines these cultural texts to address notions of self and subjectivity, the knowability of evil, and the ambiguity of morality.

Douglas Gordon was born in 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland. He received a B.A. at the Glasgow School of Art in 1988 and graduated from the Slade School of Art in London in 1990. Gordon was awarded the Turner Prize in 1996, the Premio 2000 at the Venice Biennale in 1997 and the Hugo Boss Prize in 1998. Since his first solo show in 1986, Gordon has exhibited extensively internationally, at venues including the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Centro Cultrual de Belém, Portugal; Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., and Tate Liverpool, England. He has participated in international group exhibitions at venues including Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tapei Fine Art Museum; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Contemporary Art and Technology Biennial, Seoul, Korea; Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki.

Douglas Gordon lives and works in Glasgow.