Douglas Gordon is known for his thought provoking works, with a practice that ranges from video, to photography and installation. Taking on the ideas that come together to build up our sense of identities, meaning and perception, Gordon often uses found material to explore these issues, altering and reappropriating them.

One of his most famous and defining works is 24 Hour Psych. Made in 1993, Douglas Gordon slows down the original Alfred Hitchcock “Psycho” movie to two frames a second (rather than the traditional twenty-four), which results in the original 109 minute-long film lasting a total of 24 hours and therefore the movie runs for an entire day.

Douglas Gordon (b. 1966, Scotland) has had numerous solo exhibitions around the world, notably at Grand Palais (Paris), Tel Aviv Museum (Tel Aviv), Musée d’art moderne (Paris), Folkwang Museum (Essen), Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt), Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Kunsthaus Bregenz (Bregenz), Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art (Athens), Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin), Tate Liverpool (Liverpool), Hayward Gallery (London), Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington), DIA Centre for the Arts (New York), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), and Kusnthalle Wien (Vienna) and many others. Gordon was awarded the Turner Prize in 1996 and the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize in 1998. In 1997, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale for which he was awarded Premio 2000. In 2012/2017 he was awarded Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters. His work can be found in many public collections, namely the British Council (London), Cartier Foundation pour l’art contemporain (Paris), MOCA (Los Angeles), Kustmuseum Basel (Basel), Kustmuseum Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg), Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Solomon R. Guggenheim (New York), Tate Gallery (London), and the Museum of Modern Art (New York).

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