Douglas Gordon was born in Glasgow and is often associated with the Young British Artists movement. His work references popular culture, commodities and mechanisms of the everyday to conjure collective memory and recalibrate reactions to the familiar, such as in his famous 1993 piece 24 Hour Psycho.
He works in a wide range of media including performance-based videos, photography, texts and sound. In many instances, his artworks directly refer to the site in which they are exhibited, playing with notions of power and its influence on the viewer. Memory and repetition are recurring themes in his oeuvre.
Gordon studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1996, he became the first video artist to win the Turner Prize. He also won the Premio 2000 at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997 and the Hugo Boss Prize in 1998. His work has been widely exhibited across the world and features in public collections including the collections of the Arts Council and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Gordon lives and works in Berlin and Glasgow.
Douglas Gordon is represented by Gagosian Gallery.