Douglas Gordon (Scottish, b.1966) is a photographer and video and installation artist best known for using multiple video monitors to disrupt viewers’ perceptions. Born in Glasgow, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art at University College, London. One of his early works, Meaning and Location (1990), presents a passage from the Gospel of Luke with commas in different places, subtly changing the meaning of the sentence. Throughout his work, Gordon explores how repetition and reflection affect memory. His most well-known work, the video projection 24 Hour Psycho (1993), slows down Alfred Hitchcock’s film to last for a day. For his sound installation, Something Between My Mouth and Your Ear (1994), Gordon played 30 songs that were popular during the months before his birth in a blue room. In a more recent work, Fog (2002), Gordon projects an image of Robert Wringhim, the protagonist in a 19th-century Scottish novel by James Hogg, so that he appears to be looking at himself and at his shadow.

Gordon’s photographs are often presented in series with slight variations between each photograph. He made a feature film called Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Gordon won the Turner Prize in 1996, and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale the following year. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Galleries of Scotland, and the Tate Britain in London. He lives and works in New York.

Timeline

1966
Born in Glasgow, Scotland
1984–1988
BA, Glasgow School of Art
1988–1990
Slade School of Art in London
Lives and works in New York, NY

Exhibitions

2013
I'm also ... Douglas Gordon, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (solo)
2010
Galleria Sonia Rosso, Douglas Gordon et Jonathan Monk – Al Gatto Nero, Torino, Italy
2010
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Yesterday Will Be Better – Mit der Erinnerung in die Zukunft, Aarau, Switzerland
2010
Lisson Gallery, Jonathan Monk and Douglas Gordon – Double Act Repeated, London
2010
Deichtorhallen, Julia Stoschek Collection, Hamburg
2010
Tramway, Glasgow
2010
B.P.S.22, Charleroi
2010
Emscher Kunst Ruhr, European Cultural City
2010
Musée Maillol – Fondation Dina Vierny, C'est la vie ! Vanités de Caravage à Damien Hirst, Paris
2010
CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Sur le Dandysme Aujourd´Hui, Santiago de Compostela
2010
Seattle Art Museum, Kurt, Seattle
2010
Guggenheim Museum, Haunted Contemporary, New York
2010
Kunsthaus Dresden, RECORD>AGAIN, Dresden
2010
Wexner Center for the Visuals Art, Hard Targets, Ohio
2010
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Atopia. Art and the City in the 21st Century, Barcelona
2010
Tate Britain (Octogon and Gallery 9), Sublime. Part of the Tate collections galleries at Tate Britain, London
2010
Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, 40 Jahre Videokunst in Deutschland. Teil 2, Oldenburg
2010
Circuit, in the face of spatial grandeur, Lausanne
2010
Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina – MADRE, BAROCK – Art, Science, Faith and Technology in the Contemporary Age, Naples
2009
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, All Creatures Great and Small, Warsaw
2009
Beurs van Berlage, Niet Normaal, Amsterdam
2009
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich (solo)
2009
Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (solo)
2009
DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prag, blood, sweat, tears (solo)
2009
Galeria Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona (solo)
2009
Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Mirror Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self, Provo, UT
2009
Bass Museum of Art, Where do we go from here? – Selections from La Coleccion Jumex, Miami
2009
Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Paris
2009
Smithsonian Institution, Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture, Washington
2009
Musée de Rochechouart, We Go Round in Circles at Night, Rochechouart
2009
Palazzo Manganelli, Spazio Libro d’Artista, Catania
2009
Kollektiv-Berlin, LYNCHMOB, Berlin
2009
Museum Morsbroich, Moralische Fantasien, Leverkusen
2009
Whitworth Art Gallery, Subversive Spaces: Surrealism + Contemporary Art, Manchester
2009
Kunsthalle Hamburg, MAN SON 1969. Vom Schrecken der Situation, Hamburg
2009
Dundee Contemporary Art, Timecode , Dundee
2009
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, DESIRE ACQUIRE, Zurich
2009
Fondazione Morra Greco, Leon D’Oro, Naples
2009
Van Abbe Museum, Zidane, A 21st Century Portrait, Eindhoven
2009
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, See this Sound, Linz
2008
Statens Museum for Kunst, , Reality Check, Copenhagen
2008
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Blickmaschinen, Siegen
2008
Guggenheim Museum, theanyspacewhatever, New York
2008
Gagosian Gallery / Red October Chocolate Factory, for what you
2008
are about to receive, Moskau
2008
24 Hour Psycho (24 hour screening), VIVID, Birmingham (solo)
2008
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, DAAD Galerie, Berlin (solo)
2008
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Film Anthology Archive, New York (solo)
2008
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Unlimited at Art I 39 I Basel, Basel (solo)
2008
doART Beijing/Gallery Hyundai (solo)
2008
Art rules! With Chicks on speed, MoMA, Kyoto (solo)
2008
Collection Lambert, Avignon, Où se trouvent les clefs? (solo)
2008
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Play Dead: Real Time, Regina, SK (solo)
2008
Yokohama Triennale 2008, Yokohama
2008
Museu Serralves, Todas as historias, Porto
2008
Gagosian Gallery 21st Street, Retrospective, New York
2008
daadgalerie, Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno, Berlin
2008
Kunstmuseum Thurgau / Kartause Ittingen, Moralische Fantasien, Warth
2008
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, SAMMLUNG: 1978 - 2008, Zurich
2008
Kunsthalle Kiel, True Romance, Kiel
2008
Museion, Peripherer Blick und kollektiver Körper, Bozen
2008
Malmö Konsthall, The Hamsterwheel, Malmö
2008
MUCA, The implications of image, Mexico City
2008
Kunsthaus Graz, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Graz
2008
Barbican Centre, Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, London
2008
Musée de Rochechouart, News from Mount Analogue, Rochechouart
2008
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Blasted Allegories. Works from the Ringier Collection, Luzern
2008
Hirshhorn Museum, The Cinema Effect: Part I Dreams, Washington
2008
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2007
Gagosian Gallery, self-portrait of you + me, after the factory, New York (solo)
2007
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Douglas Gordon, Paris (solo)
2007
San Francisco Museum of Art, Douglas Gordon, San Francisco (solo)
2007
Chicks on Speed, Centre Pompidou, Paris (solo)
2007
MALBA Coleccion Costantini, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
2007
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Between Darkness and Light, Wolfsburg (solo)
2007
Collection Lambert, J'EMBRASSE PAS, Avignon
2007
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Douglas Gordon, Jonathan Horowitz, Paris
2007
House Eva Presenhuber, Jubilee Exhibition, Vnà, Switzerland
2007
Gagosian Gallery (Britannia Street), Pop Art is…, London
2007
Whitney Museum, Lights, Camera, Action: Artists’ films for the cinema, , New York
2007
Gagosian Gallery / Red October Chocolate Factory, INSIGHT? , Moskau
2007
Kunsthalle Wien, True Romance, Vienna
2007
Tate Britain, Turner Prize: A Retrospective, London
2007
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sympathy for the Devil, Chicago
2007
MUSAC, Existencias, Leon
2007
Yvon Lambert, Art Protects, Paris
2007
Manchester International Festival 2007, Manchester
2007
Kunsthaus Bregenz, MYTHOS, Bregenz
2007
MACRO, INTO ME / OUT OF ME , Rom
2007
Centre Pompidou, ART RULES!, Paris
2007
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Tanzen, Sehen, Siegen
2007
Whitney Museum, Lights, Camera, Action: Artists Films for the Cinema, New York
2007
Museum of Contemporary Art, Pompidou Video Art 1965-2005, Sydney
2007
Museum Morsbroich, Personal Affairs, Leverkusen
2007
Irish Museum of Modern Art, all hawaii eNtrees, Dublin
2006
National Galleries of Scotland, superhumanatural, Edinburgh (solo)
2006
Patrick Painter INC, Black and White (Babylon) , Los Angeles (solo)
2006
Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART), Prettymucheverwordwritten, spoken, heard, overheardfrom 1989…, Trento (solo)
2006
Museum of Modern Art, Timeline, New York (solo)
2006
Galería Estrany-de la Mota, The Rules of the Game, Barcelona (solo)
2006
Fundació Joan Miró, What do you want me to say? I am already dead, Barcelona (solo)
2006
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (solo)
2006
Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2006
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Surprise, Surprise
2006
Haus der Kunst, München, Im Anfang war das Wort ...
2006
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Jenseits des Kinos / Jenseits des Museums Centre Pompidou, Paris, Peintres de la vie moderne
2006
MUSAC, Leon, Gordon & Parreno: Zidane
2006
ICA London, Surprise, Surprise
2006
VILLA ARSON, Nizza, Untouchable
2006
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, The Expanded Eye
2006
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, What happened to Art
2006
SCOPE New York 2006, New York
2006
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, The Collection XIII - Luz
2006
Sprüth Magers Galerie, Munich, Thank You For The Music
2006
Tate Triennial 2006 Tate Britain, London
2006
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Spurensuche
2006
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Superstars
2006
Gagosian Gallery, Self-Portraits of You + M, New York (solo)
2006
National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2006
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, Into Me/Out of Me
2005
Glasgow International, Scotland
2005
Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium, La Beauté de l’Enfer
2005
Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, Evergreen
2005
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, What’s New Pussycat?
2005
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Logan Galleries, San Francisco, CA, Irreducible:Contemporary Short Form Video
2005
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Baby Shower
2005
Sutton Lane, London, Reflection Part 2 (Self-Reflection)
2005
Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Body: New Art from the UK
2005
The Ottawa Art Gallery, Canada
2005
Oakville Galleries, Ontario
2005
Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada
2005
Art Gallery Nova Scotia
2005
Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark, Skyggen: The Shadow
2005
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy, Bidibidobidiboo
2005
Haunch of Venison, London, Changes of Mind: Belief and Transformation
2005
51st Venice Biennale, Lisson Gallery, Venice, Italy, God is Great
2005
Tilton Gallery, New York, Celebrate: 22 Years
2005
Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Douglas Gordon’s The Vanity of Allegory, Berlin (solo)
2005
Usher Gallery, Croque-Morts, Lincoln (solo)
2005
Lisson Gallery, London (solo)
2004
Gagosian Gallery, Fog, Beverly Hills (solo)
2004
Van Abbemuseum, Douglas Gordon: Letters, telephone calls, postcards, miscellaneous, Eindhoven (solo)
2004
Agnés B. Sky line, Play Dead, Real Time, Paris (solo)
2004
Museum of Contemporary Art MoCAB, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro, Stedelijk Museum
2004
Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL, I feel mysterious today
2004
Passage de Retz, Paris, D’ une image qui ne serait pas du semblant – la photographie écrite
2004
Museu de arte moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Encontros com o Modernismo
2004
Museo de Arte Contemporãneo de Serralves, Porto, Portugal, Time Clash
2004
Jeu de Paume, site Sully, Paris, Figures de l’acteur
2004
Wellcome Medicine in Context Gallery at the Science Museum, London, Future Face
2004
Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Uses of the image
2004
Dundee Contemporary Arts and Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, Somewhere,Everywhere, Nowhere
2004
Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium, What Did You Expect?
2004
Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Detroit, MI, Piss Off
2004
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Faces in the Crowd – Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today
2004
Castello Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
2004
James Cohan Gallery, New York, Realm of the Senses
2004
North Miami Museum Contemporary Art, Cut: Film as Found Object in Contemporary Video
2004
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
2004
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
2004
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Point of View. A Contemporary Anthology of the Moving Image
2004
Miami Art Central
2004
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2004
Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York
2004
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany, isonethingbetterthantheother
2004
Atelier Augarten, Zentrum für Zeitgenossische Kunst der Österreichischen Gallerie Belvedere, Vienna, Ulysses: Die unausweichliche Modalität des Sichtbaren
2004
Shanghai Art Museum, China, The Past of the Present: Encounters with Modernism
2004
Singapore Art Museum
2004
Artists Space, New York, Establishing Shot
2004
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany, Multiple Räume (1): Seele – Konstruktionen des Innerlichen in der Kunst
2004
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, Treasure Island
2004
Musée d'Elysée, Lausanne, Making Faces: The Death of the Portrait
2004
Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, Material Witness
2004
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, Hypermedia
2004
Hayward Gallery, London, About Face: Photography and the Death of the Portrait
2004
Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, Monument to Now
2004
La Cité de l’énergie, Shawinigan, Quebec, Noah’s Ark
2004
Yvon Lambert, New York, La Nuit Américaine
2004
Österreichischen Gallerie Belvedere, Vienna, Ulysses
2004
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, From Anastasi to Weegee
2004
Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain, Remakes
2004
SITE Sante Fe Biennial, New Mexico
2004
Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium, accrochage
2003
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, Imperfect Innocence
2003
Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth,FL
2003
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden, Rooseum Universal Studios
2003
Casa Luis Barragan, Mexico City, The Air is Blue
2003
Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich, Breathing the water
2003
Gagosian Gallery, New York (Chelsea), Same time this year
2003
Sølvberget Stavanger Kulturhus, Stavanger, Norway, Northern Grammar
2003
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, False Innocence
2003
Arario Gallery, Korea, VideoMIX
2003
Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary, Micro/Macro, British Art 1996 – 2002
2003
Pabilhaão Lucas Nogueira Garcez-Oca Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil, A Bigger Splash
2003
Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Brightness
2003
Galleri Nicolai Wallner Copenhagen, Ten Year Anniversary of Gallleri Nicolai Wallner
2003
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland, Plunder
2003
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Upon Reflection
2003
Andy Warhol Museum, Blind Star, Pittsburgh (solo)
2003
Q Gallery, Spotlight on Douglas Gordon, Derby (solo)
2003
Gagosian Gallery, Play Dead; Real Time, New York (Chelsea) (solo)
2003
Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris (solo)
2003
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, 24 Hour Psycho, Malmö (solo)
2002
Hayward Gallery, What Have I Done? , London (solo)
2002
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Austria (solo)
2002
6 Darnaway Street, Sleeper, Edinburgh (solo)
2002
University of Brighton Gallery, What you want me to say, Brighton (solo)
2002
Athens School of Fine Art, Athens, Conversation?
2002
Gagosian Gallery, London, Hollywood is a Verb
2002
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway, Passenger: the viewer as participant
2002
Crestet Centre d'Art, Crestet, France, Silence
2002
Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Multiple Personalities
2002
Milton Keynes Gallery, England, Air Guitar: Art Considering Rock Music
2002
Cornerhouse, Manchester
2002
Angel Row, Nottingham
2002
Tullie House, Carlisle
2002
Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, Summer Reading
2002
Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm, My Marilyn
2002
Art Resources Transfer, New York, Chapter V
2002
Friedrich Petzel and Marianne Boesky, New York, Penetration
2002
Gagosian Gallery, New York (Chelsea) Monitor 2
2002
P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY, Loop
2002
Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
2002
Museum Villa Stuck, München, Germany, Hautnah
2002
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tempo
2002
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany, The Music in me, Chapter I: Concerting and Exhibition
2002
CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA, To whom it may concern
2002
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, New, Recent Acquisitions
2002
Musée d'Art Moderne de Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d'Asq, France, Sans commune mesur. Image et texte dans l'art actuel
2002
Presença Galeria, Porto, Portugal In dreams
2002
The Contemporary Arts Center, 5th Street Space, Cincinnati, OH, Loop. Back to the beginning
2002
Gallerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, Superstudio
2002
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, Recent Acquisitions
2002
Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark, Hollywood revisited
2002
Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Same Difference
2001
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Making Time
2001
Casey Kaplan, New York, G3 NY 13
2001
Casey Kaplan, New York, G3 NY 13
2001
Musé Cantonal des Beaux Arts de Lausanne, France, Open Country
2001
Fundación Jumex, Mexico City, Inaugural exhibition
2001
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Hypermenta
2001
Dia Center for the Arts, New York, Double Vision (with Stan Douglas)
2001
Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2001
One for one, ZKM Centre for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, Circles no. 4
2001
Villa Arson, Nice, France, endtroducing
2001
Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, Relocation - On Moving
2001
Museum of Fine Art, Berne, Black box, the dark room in art
2001
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona
2001
Gagosian Gallery, New York (Chelsea), Monitor: Volume I
2001
Galeria Estrany - de la Mota, Barcelona, Begijnhof IV: A Kiss is Just a Kiss
2001
Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, Limousin, France, Au delà du reel
2001
Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, Limousin, France, Switch
2001
Institut d'Art Contemporain Villeurbanne, Lyon, France, Dévoler, vivent les FRAC
2001
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany, Double Vision
2001
Villa Merkel, Bahnwärterhaus, Galerie im Heppächer, Esslingen, Germany, Moving Pictures – Photography and film in contemporary art
2001
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany, The Beauty of Intimacy: lens and paper
2001
Galeri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Group Show
2001
Dundee Contemporary Arts and Generator Projects, Scotland, Here + Now: Scottish Art
2001
Taipei Fine Art Museum, China, Field Day: sculpture from Britain
2001
Le Collège, Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Champagne-Ardennes, France
2001
Pitville Pump Room, Cheltenham, England, Porject: Film and Video
2001
Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München, Loop – alles auf Anfang
2001
Bunkier, Sztuki, Poland, Black Box Recorder
2001
Southampton City Art Gallery, England, I love Melancholy
2001
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, Narcissus: Twentieth Century Self Portraits
2001
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, The Dark – Update No. 4
2001
Hotel du Commerce, Basel, Room 137
2001
Miami Art Museum, Miami, Let’s Entertain, Life’s Guilty Pleasures
2001
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Secret Victorians
2001
Retrospective, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (solo)
2001
The Museum of Contemporary Art at the Geffen Contemporary, Douglas Gordon, Los Angeles (solo)
2001
Vancouver Art Gallery (solo)
2001
Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (solo)
2001
Meeting House Square, Feature Film , Dublin (solo)
2001
Lisson Gallery, London (solo)
2001
Gagosian Gallery, Thirteen, New York (Chelsea) (solo)
2001
Twentynine Palms, Five Year Drive-By (solo)
2001
K21 Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf (solo)
2000
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, You’ll get a bang out of this, Copenhagen (solo)
2000
Tate Liverpool, black spot, Liverpool (solo)
2000
ARC Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Sheep and Goats, Paris (solo)
2000
The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery, Double Cross, Toronto (solo)
2000
Yvon Lambert, Paris, croque-morts (solo)
2000
Deste Foundation, Monument for X, Athens (solo)
1986
Solo exhibition Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1986
Solo exhibition Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
1986
Solo exhibition Centro Cultrual de Belém, Portugal
1986
Solo exhibition DIA Center for the Arts, New York