Duncan Campbell

(born 1972)
Duncan Campbell Bernadette 2008

Biography

Glasgow based artist Duncan Campbell was born in Ireland and studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster, from 1993-6, before moving to Scotland to complete a Masters at Glasgow School of Art, from 1996-8. Campbell’s early work established his interest in appropriating existing imagery, such as his knitted versions of nightclub posters. More recently he has been exploring film-making, which correlates well with his interest in stories and the subversion of conventional narrative. He continues to utilise pre-existing media as the foundation for his films, juxtaposing it with sound and animation. Campbell has acknowledged that he makes editorial decisions based on aesthetic qualities and this furthers their enigmatic quality. In 2013 he participated in Scotland + Venice at the 55th Venice Biennale and in 2014 was nominated for the Turner Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include the self-titled show at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh in 2012; Arbeit at Hotel, London in 2011; and Make It New John, which was staged in 2009–11 at London’s Chisenhale Gallery