Graham Fagen A Portrait of Sir Geoff Palmer 2023 © Graham Fagen. All rights reserved, DACS, London 2023. Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Artimage.


Born 1966
Nationality Scottish
Birth place Glasgow, Scotland

Graham Fagen is one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists. In video, performance, photography, sculpture and text, he creates works which explore how national and personal identity is created by, and is a response to, one’s cultural contexts. Born in Glasgow, Fagen studied Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art from 1984-88, followed by Art and Architecture at Kent Institute of Art & Design from 1989-90. Alongside his own work, he is a Professor of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. He has exhibited at Tate Britain, the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, the Busan Biennale South Korea and was international artist in residence at Artpace, San Antonio, Texas, USA in 2011. Fagen represented Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.


Graham Fagen | The Slave's Lament
  • Ended Sun 29 Oct 2017
GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland | Modern
  • Ended Sun 25 Jan 2015