During his career Douglas Gordon has received major international prizes including the Turner Prize in 1996, a prize at the Venice Biennale in 1997, and the Hugo Boss Prize in 1998. He is considered one of the greatest contemporary video artists, and his works are part of the permanent collections of the Tate Modern in London and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Gordon has always been interested in the dual expressive register of verbal communication and images in movement. He became successful through video installations of unusual dimensions that included his texts printed on the walls of the exhibition. This British artist has also worked in the mediums of photography, objects, and film. Gordon is well known for his videos which make use of sequences from famous Hollywood movies, such as a recent installation of a nonstop sequence of Alfred Hitchcock films. Gordon studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London.
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