Born in Glasgow, he studied at the Department of Environmental
Art under David Harding at GSA
, 1984-8, and attended The Slade
School of Art, London, 1988-90.
The winner of several prestigious awards, he won the Turner
Prize in 1996, the Premio 2000 at the 1997 Venice Biennale, and
the Hugo Boss Award, 1998.
Working with video, film, photography and text, and inspired
by Hollywood movies, particularly the work of Alfred Hitchcock,
his installations includes, 24 Hour Psycho (1993), and
Empire (1998), his only public work in Glasgow, is
literally a flash-back to a scene from Hitchcock's Vertigo.
His most recent work, Five Year Drive-by, an exploration
of John Houston's The Searchers, was exhibited at the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2001).
- Information from the artist;
- Tate Gallery (leaflet), May-August, 2000;
- The Herald, Arts, 1 November, 2001.