Douglas Gordon (Environmental Art 1988)

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Practising artist, Turner Prize Winner 1996


GSA Alumni


Douglas Gordon:
24 Hours Psycho, 1993

Douglas Gordon:


Douglas Gordon (Environmental Art 1988)

Douglas Gordon was born in 1966 in Glasgow. He attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1984 to 1988 (Environmental Art) and the Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1988 to 1990.

After his first solo exhibition in 1986 he had a lot of important exhibitions and retrospectives around the world, for example at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2006), at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (2001), the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, and at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2006).In his works he often reuses existing videos and films like in 24 Hour Psycho (1993), one of Gordon’s most famous works, in which he slowed down the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho (1960) to two frames per second. In 1993 he exhibited 24 Hour Psycho in the spaces of the Glasgow Tramway.

Douglas Gordon received some of the most important art prizes like the Kaethe-Kollwitz-Prize awarded by the Akademie der Kuenste in 2012, the Hugo Boss Prize awarded by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1998 or the Turner Prize in 1996.

Douglas Gordon lives and works in Berlin, New York and Glasgow, where he is also a researcher at the GSA. He is represented by Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zürich and Dvir Gallery in Tel Aviv.