Best known for his work in video, Douglas Gordon creates works in various mediums that take the nature of time as their subject. Over the course of his career, he has sculpted, manipulated, and controlled time in mind-bending works such as the video installation 24 Hour Psycho (1993), for which he slowed down Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film Psycho so that it ran for exactly 24 hours rather than the original 109 minutes. Often blurring the divisions between video art and other mediums, Gordon’s work explores the recurring themes of darkness, power, and memory.
After winning the prestigious Turner Prize in 1996, Gordon represented Great Britain at the 1997 Venice Biennale. In 1998, he won the Hugo Boss Prize, awarded annually by the Guggenheim Museum to an exceptional emerging or midcareer artist. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including solo shows at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum fur Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, and the Deutsche Guggenheim.