Douglas Gordon was born in 1966, Glasgow, Scotland. He now works between Berlin, Glasgow and Paris. Gordon was the 1996 recipient of the Turner Prize and the Kunstpreis Niedersachsen, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover. In 1997 he was awarded the Premio 2000 at the 47th Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice and received the DAAD Stipend in Berlin. In 1998 he was presented with the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum in SoHo, New York as well as with the Central Kunstpreis, Kölnischer Kunstverein Cologne and the Lord Provost’s Award, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow. In May 2008 he won the Roswitha Haftmann Prize awarded by the Kunsthaus Zürich and he was the recipient of the Käthe-Kollwitz Prize 2012 awarded by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. In 2012, Gordon became a Commandeur dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, awarded the title by the French Cultural Minister in Berlin in 2017 on behalf of the French Republic. In 2016 the Research Centre for Film and Narrative Palermo awarded Gordon with the Efebo d’Oro Prize. In 2018 he became a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh and a Member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Gordon’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions at major global institutions including Tate Britain, London; MoMA, New York; The National Gallery of Scotland; Hayward Gallery, London; Tate Liverpool, UK; ARoS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin.
For Documenta14 in 2017, he presented a major work I Had Nowhere to Go, a ninety-seven-minute projected image installation tracing one minute in every year of filmmaker Jonas Mekas’ life. His film works have been presented at Festival de Cannes, Toronto International Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Festival del Film Locarno and New York Film Festival. In 2008 Gordon was Juror at the 65th International Venice Film Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice and in 2012 he was the Jury president of CinemaXXI at the 07th Rome Film Festival, Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, Rome.