Douglas Gordon is a Scottish contemporary artist who was born in 1966 in Glasgow. He is known for his diverse body of work that spans across different mediums, including film, video, photography, and installation.
Gordon studied at the Glasgow School of Art and later attended the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He gained international recognition in the mid-1990s for his video work 24 Hour Psycho, which slowed down the classic Hitchcock film to last for an entire day.
Throughout his career, Gordon has explored themes of memory, identity, and perception. He often incorporates elements of sound and music into his installations, and frequently works with found footage and archival material.
One of his most well-known works is the installation piece Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, which he created in collaboration with the artist Philippe Parreno. The piece consists of a split-screen projection that shows a full-length portrait of the French footballer Zinedine Zidane during a match, accompanied by a soundtrack by the Scottish band Mogwai.
Gordon has exhibited his work extensively in major museums and galleries around the world, including the Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. In 1996, he was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize for his contributions to contemporary art.
Today, Gordon continues to create innovative and thought-provoking works that challenge our perceptions of time, memory, and identity.