Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon’s practice encompasses video and film, installation, sculpture, photography, and text. He sets up installations where the viewer is invited to experience the relation between images and narrative. Using appropriation and diversion, the artist tests their materiality to explore recurrent themes such as life and death, good and evil, innocence and guilt, temptation and fear. Hovering between popular culture and autobiographical elements, personal and collective memory, each work portrays the artist’s obsessions and persuades the spectator to interrogate their relation to the world, what is seen and the interpretation that can be made from what we know and have experienced in the past. Among works that now belong to the pantheon of contemporary art one can count such iconic works as 24 Hour Psycho (1993), in which he slowed down Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece to fit in one day and night, and where suspense is intentionally deconstructed; or Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle (2006, with Philippe Parreno), where several cameras chase the soccer star during a decisive game, exfiltrating him from the group.
Gordon’s oeuvre has been exhibited globally and his film works have been presented at many competitions, including the Festival de Cannes, the Toronto International Film Festival and the International Venice Film Festival. Gordon received the 1996 Turner Prize, the Premio 2000 prize for best young artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale and the 1998 Hugo Boss Prize. Most recently, in May 2008, he was awarded the Roswitha Haftmann Prize by the Kunsthaus Zurich and, in the same year, the Kathe-Kollwitz Prize from the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin. Gordon was the International Juror at the 65th International Venice Film Festival, and in 2012 he was the Jury president of CinemaXXI at the 7th International Rome Film Festival.
Born in 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland, Gordon lives and works in Berlin and Glasgow and teaches film at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.


The Slade School of Art, London, England. 1984–88 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland.
Sélection expositions personnelles

Douglas Gordon: Phantom. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, NY tears become ... streams become ... Park Avenue Armory, NY
the only way out is the only way in: Douglas Gordon. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia
Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now. Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris

Everything Is Nothing without Its Reflection – A Photographic Pantomime. Museum Folkwang,
Essen, Germany
I am also .... Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Artist Rooms: Douglas Gordon: Play Dead; Real Time. Tate Britain, London, England

Douglas Gordon: The End of Civilisation. Gagosian Gallery, West 21st Street, New York, NY.
Douglas Gordon. Galerie Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin, Germany. Douglas Gordon. Mead Gallery, Warwick, England.

Douglas Gordon. Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany.
Phantom. Galeri Mana, Istanbul, Turkey. Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France. Raise the Dead. Auditorium Arte, Rome, Italy.

Yvon Lambert presents Douglas Gordon. Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Douglas Gordon, The Tate Britain, London, England.

Douglas Gordon. DVIR Gallery, Hanger 2, Jaffa Port, Israel.
Douglas Gordon. Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.
Plug In #48 Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Douglas Gordon. Gallery Hyundai Company, doArt Beijing, China/Seoul, South Korea.
Douglas Gordon: Play Dead: Real Time. MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada.
Douglas Gordon. Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia.
Ou se trouvent les clefs? La Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France.
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno. BAMcinematek, Brooklyn, NY.

Between Darkness and Light. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
Pretty much every film or video work from about 1992 until now. British School at Rome, Rome, Italy; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
Douglas Gordon: Timeline. MALBA Colección Costantini, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Douglas Gordon: self-portrait of you + me. after the factory. Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave,
New York, NY.

Douglas Gordon: Black and White (Babylon). Patrick Painter INC, Los Angeles, CA.
Douglas Gordon: Timeline (curated by Klaus Biesenbach).The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires-Colección Constantini, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Prettymucheverywordwritten. Spoken. Heard. Overheard from 1989...Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART), Rovereto, Italy.
Douglas Gordon: Self-Portraits of You + Me (Bond Girls). Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave., New York; Gagosian Gallery, Britannia St., London, England.
Superhumanatural. Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Douglas Gordon: What do you want me to say? I am already dead. Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain.

Croque-morts. Usher Gallery, Lincoln, England.
Douglas Gordon’s The Vanity of Allegory. Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin, Germany.

Fog. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.
Douglas Gordon. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. Play Dead. Real Time. Agnes B. Sky Line, rue des Frigos, Paris, France.

24 Hour Psycho. Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden.
Croque-morts. Q Gallery, Derby, England.
Douglas Gordon: Blind Star. Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Douglas Gordon. Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.

Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria. Croque-morts. Towner Art Gallery &Museum, Eastbourne, England.
Douglas Gordon. Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Douglas Gordon: Sleeper. 6 Darnaway Street, Edinburgh, Scotland. What Have I Done? Hayward Gallery, London, England.

5 year drive by. Twentynine Palms, Los Angeles, CA.
Douglas Gordon. MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico ; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (through 2004). Douglas Gordon. Fondacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain. Thirteen. Gagosian Gallery, W. 24th St., New York, NY.

Croque-morts, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.
Black Spot, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England.
Douglas Gordon: Feature Film. Royal Festival Hall, London, England.
Douglas Gordon: Monument for X. Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.
Double Cross: The Hollywood Films of Douglas Gordon. The Powerplant, Toronto, Canada. Sheep and Goats. ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

Douglas Gordon. Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal.
Feature Film: Artangel. Atlantis Gallery, London; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Cinéma Max Linder, Paris, France. Moderna Museet Projekt: Douglas Gordon. Harmony. Prästgården. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Stan Douglas and Douglas Gordon: Double Vision. DIA Center for the Arts, New York, NY.

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Douglas Gordon. Kunstverein Hannover, Germany.
Empire. The Merchant Civic Society, Glasgow, Scotland.

Douglas Gordon. New Works. Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark. Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Galerie Micheline Swajcer, Antwerp, Belgium. Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brussels, Belgium.
Douglas Gordon. Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.
Leben nach dem Leben nach dem Leben... . Deutsches Museum Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

24 Hour Psycho. Akademie der bildende Künste, Vienna, Austria.
Douglas Gordon & Rirkrit Tiravanija. FRAC Languedoc-Roussillion, Montpellier, France.
Douglas Gordon: Migros. Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland. Raise the dead. Museum in Progress. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.

Douglas Gordon/Graham Gussin: a collaboration, the Agency, London, England. Rooseum Espresso. Malmö, Sweden.
The End. Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY.
Fuzzy Logic. Centre Georges Pompidou, Espace Public, Sous-Sol, Paris, France. Juke-Box (collaboration with Graham Gussin). The Agency, London, England.

Bad Faith. Kunstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany.
Douglas Gordon. Lisson Gallery, London,

24 Hour Psycho. Tramway, Glasgow; Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany.
Migrateurs. ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

Douglas Gordon. Slade School, University College, London, England. The Puberty Institution

40 years (collaboration with Craig Richardson). Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland.
4th Avenue Festival (collaboration with Craig Richardson). Arnhem, Netherlands.
From Cradle to grave (collaboration with Craig Richardson). Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. The Puberty Institution (collaboration with Craig Richardson). Midland Street Car Park, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Puberty Institution: Refuse - consumption - decay – survival (collaboration with Craig Richardson). N.R.L.A., Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland.

Experiments under Nostalgia’s Umbrella (collaboration with Craig Richardson). Third Eye Center, Glasgow, Scotland.
N.R.L.A. (collaboration with Craig Richardson). Riverside Studios, London, England.
Sélection expositions de groupe

Works on Paper. Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland.

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950. Kunsthaus Graz, Austria.
Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
19th Biennale of Sydney. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia. Fútbol: The Beautiful Game. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

All Day Breaksfast. Donaufestival, Krems, Austria.
Performing live to Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait. Manchester Festival. Manchester, England. Ruhrtriennale. Essen, Germany.

Rovereto, Italy; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany..
Found Footage. Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
La Décadence. Gallery Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.
Rebel. MOCA, Los Angeles, CA.
Sex, Money and Power. Maison Particulière Art Center, Brussels, Belgium.

29th Bienal de Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Entre-temps. L’artiste narrateur. Minsheng Museum Shanghai, Shanghai; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
Glimmer. Jumex Collection, Foundation Jumex, Escatepec, Mexico.
Lucidity. Inwards Views. Le Mois de la Photographie, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Nuit Blanche. La Machine, Paris, France.
Revealed: Turner Contemporary Opens. Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, England.
Terminal Convention. Cork, Ireland.
Works in Progress. Rodin and the Ambassadors. Musee Rodin, Paris, France. “You seem the same as always.” The Common Guild, Glasgow, Scotland.

6th Media City Seoul Biennale: Trust. Seoul, South Korean.
29th Bienal de Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Art and the Sublime. Tate Britain, London, England.
C’est la Vie! Vanites de Caravage a Damien Hirst. Musée Maillol, Paris, France.
Entre-Temps L’artiste narrateur. Musee d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.
Essential 100. Toronto Film Festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox Main Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Haunted: Contemporary Photography/ Video/ Performance. Guggenheim, New York, NY.

200 Artworks-25 Years. Artist’s Editions for PARKETT. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kanazawa, Japan.
Compass in Hands: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing
Collection. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Installations II. Video from the Guggenheim Collection. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.
Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture. National Portrait Gallery, Washington
Passports. The British Council Collection. Whitechapel Gallery, London, England.
Waiting for Video : Works from the 1960s to Today. National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan.

The Cinema Effect: Illusion. Reality. and the Moving Image. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Red October Chocolate Factory, Moscow, Russia.
Mes Amis. Lawrence Weiner. Douglas Gordon. Adel Abdessemed. Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967. MOCA, North Miami; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. theanyspacewhatever. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.n. Time Crevasse. Yokohama Triennale of Contemporary Art. Yokohama, Japan. through a glass. darkly. P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY. You Dig the Tunnel. I’ll Hide the Soil. White Cube, London, England.

Art Protects. Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.
Existencias / MUSAC Collection. MUSAC, Leon, Spain.
Her(his)tory. Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece.
Insight? Gagosian Gallery, Red October Chocolate Factory, Moscow, Russia.
Lights. Camera. Action: Artists’ films for the cinema. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
Passage du temps. Collection Francois Pinault Foundation, Lille, France.
Tiempo al Tiempo. MARCO Vigo, Spain.
Turner Prize: A Retrospecive. Tate Britain, London, England.

Dark Places. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA.
Figures de l’acteur. Le Paradoxe du comedien. Collection Lambert, Avignon, France.
The Guggenheim Collection. Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany.
Into Me / Out of Me. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY ; Kunst-Werke Institute for Conteporary Art, Berlin (through 2007).
The New Media Collection 1965-2005. Fine Arts Museum Taipei, Taipei; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
Tate Triennial 2006. New British Art. Tate Britain, London, England.

51st Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy.
The Blake Byrne Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Evergreen, Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Irreducible: Contemporary Short Form Video.” CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Logan Galleries, San Francisco, CA.

La Nuit Américaine. Yvon Lambert, New York, NY.
SITE Sante Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM.
The Past of the Present: Encounters with Modernism. Shanghai Art Museum, China. Traveled to: Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
Establishing Shot. Artists Space, New York, NY.

Same time this year. Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.
VideoMIX. Arario Gallery, South Korea.
Upon Reflection. Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY.

Passenger: the viewer as participant. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Chapter V. Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY.
To whom it may concern. CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA.
Tempo. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Sans commune mesur. Image et texte dans l’art actuel, Musée d’Art Moderne de Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d’Asq, France.
Superstudio. Gallerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.
Same Difference. Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada.

Multiple Personalities. Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Making Time. UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. G3NY13. Casey Kaplan, New York, NY Dia Center for the Arts. New York, NY.
Douglas Gordon Joseph Grigely. J. Louro. Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain.
Parkett Collaborations and Editions since 1984. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Field Day: sculpture from Britain. Taipei Fine Art Museum, China. Room 137. Hotel du Commerce, Basel, Switzerland.

Between Cinema and a Hard Place. Tate Modern, London, England.
Voilà. le Monde dans la Tête. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.
Let’s Entertain. Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. Traveled to: Portland Art Museum, OR; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL. (through 2001).
Au-delà du spectacle. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Media City Seoul 2000. Contemporary Art and Technology Biennial. Seoul, South Korea.

48th Biennale di Venezia: d’Apertutto. Venice, Italy.
Double Vision, Stan Douglas and Douglas Gordon, Dia Center for the Arts, New York.
Art in Living Room. Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo, Japan.
Larmes Blanches. Hommage à James Lee Byars. FRAC Haute-Normandie Artangel, London, England.
MEC, Glasgow, Scotland.
On the edge: New art from private collections in France. Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. (through 1999)

Hugo Boss Prize, Guggenheim Museum, SoHo, New York, NY.
Berlin Biennale. Ausstellung für zeitgenössische Knut, Berlin, Germany (through 1999).
Projected Allegories: A Video Series. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX. Eight People from Europe. Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan.

Hiroshima Art Document ‘97: Urban Mirage. Old Factory of Army Clothes, Hiroshima, Japan.
Connexions Implicites. École nationales supériere des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.
Gothic, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.
Amours. Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France.
47th Biennale di Venezia: Futuro. presente. passato. Venice, Italy. l’autre, 4th Lyon Biennale, France.

The Turner Prize 1996. Tate Gallery, London, England.
Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film Since 1945. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Manifesta 1. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Life/Live, Musée d’Art de la ville de Paris, France

Beyond the Borders. Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, South Korea.
L’Effet Cinéma - Quand l’image raconte. Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada Installation. cinéma. vidéo. informatique, Lyon Biennale, France.
On Board. Riva San Biagio, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Info Art. Korean Biennale, Kwang Ju, South Korea

Points de vue: Images d’Europe. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (through 1995).
Minima Media. Medien biennale Leipzig. ehemaligen VEB Buntgarnwerke, Leipzig, Germany.
Gaze: l’Impossible transparence. Carré des Arts, Parc Floral de Paris.
Points de vue: Images d’Europe. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (through 1995). The Institute of Cultural Anxiety: Works from the collection. ICA, London, England (through 1995).

Europa ’94. First European Gallerist Congress, Munich, Germany.
24h Psycho, Kunst-werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.
Chambre 763. Hotel Carlton Palace, Paris, France.
Moving into View: recent British Painting, Royal Fesival hall, London, England. The Return of the Cadavre Exquis. The Drawing Center, New York.

A Modest Proposal. Milch Gallery, London, England.
Anomie. Patent House/Andrew Cross, London, England.
Love at First Sight. The Showroom, London, England.
And What Do You Represent?. Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, England. Guilt by Association. Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.

Barclays Young Artist Award. Serpentine Gallery, London, England.
Archive Project. APAC Centre d’Art Contemporain, Nevers, France.
The Bellgrove Station Billboard Project. Bellgrove, Glasgow, Scotland.

Sites/Positions. Glasgow Green, Scotland.
Self Conscious State. Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, Scotland.
...meaning and location. Octagon Gallery, University of London, England. Archive Room, Slade School of Art, London, England.

Information. Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Paisley, England.
Smith Biennial. Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling, Scotland.
Windfall ’89. A.G. Weser Bunker, Bremen, Germany.
Festival of Plagiarism. Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
Live Art at the Keep. Open-Eland Studios, Reading, England.
Collections publiques

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane QLD

T-B A21 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
Royal Museums of Fine Arts Belgium, Brussels

National Gallery of Canada - Musee des beaux arts du Canada, Ottawa, ON
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj

Collection Lambert, Avignon
49 Nord 6 Est, Frac Lorraine, Metz
FRAC - Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
FRAC, Ile-de-France, Le Plateau, Paris
Centre Pompidou, Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Musee Departemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart FRAC - Haute Normandie , Sotteville les Rouen
IAC - Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhone Alpes, Villleurbanne

Burger Collection. Berlin Musuem Ludwig, Cologne
Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf
Museum fur Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, MADRE, Naples
MART, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
De Vleeshal, Middelburg

Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo

Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitao

Cal Cego - Colecction de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcelona
Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon

Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

MOCA Grand Avenue, LA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland GoMA - Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland
Tate Britain, London
Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton

Fellowships / Prix

Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany.

London Awards for Art and Performance, London Festival Fringe, London, England.

Roswitha Haftmann Prize, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

Central Kunstpreis, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany.
Lord Provost’s Award, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, Scotland.
Hugo Boss Prize, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York, NY.
Publication of Monograph “Kidnapping”, van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Awarded Premio 2000 at Venice Biennale, Italy. Daad-Stipendium, Berlin, Germany.

Turner Prize, London, England.
Kunstpreis Niedersachsen, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany.



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