Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen, 'Gravesend' (2007), film still

Image: courtesy the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris and London

Steve McQueen is a British artist celebrated for his moving image work, and is also the acclaimed director of feature films such as Hunger, Shame and 12 Years a Slave. Born in London, he currently lives and works in London and Amsterdam.

Solo exhibitions of McQueen’s work have been held in 2017 at the ICA Boston; the Whitworth, Manchester; the Pérez Art Museum, Miami; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Eenwerk, Amsterdam. An important retrospective of his work was held at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 and traveled to the Schaulager, Basel in 2013. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2009. Additionally, he has participated in the Venice Biennale (2015, 2013, 2007 and 2003) and at Documenta XI (2002) and X (1997).

Steve McQueen won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 for Hunger and the FIPRESCI prize for Shame at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. 12 Years a Slave was awarded three Oscars at the 2014 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. McQueen is the recipient of awards including the Johannes Vermeer Prize (2016), Harvard University, W.E.B. Du Bois Medal (2014), CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (2011), OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) (2002) and the 1999 Turner Prize.

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