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Simon Starling

lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has established himself as one of the leading artists of his generation. In his work in a wide variety of media (film, installation, photography) he explores the histories of art and design, scientific discoveries, and global economic and ecological issues, among other subjects. He represented Scotland at the 50th Biennale di Venezia (2003) and was awarded the 2005 Turner Prize for his work Shedboatshed. Between 2003 and 2013 he taught as Professor of Fine Arts at the St delschule in Frankfurt am Main. His work was shown in solo shows worldwide, amongst others at Villa Arson in Nice, France, at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Basel, at Mass MOCA in North Adams, USA; at Tate Britain in London, at the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, and at MUMA in Melbourne, and is represented in major international collections, including Astrup Fearnley Collection; Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasglow; Tate Modern, London; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Other texts by Simon Starling for DIAPHANES
  • global ecology
  • ecology
  • contemporary art
  • contemporary art
  • technologie
  • art theory
  • media ecology