Duncan Campbell Biography

The winner of the 2014 Turner Prize, Duncan Campbell's films are often controversial in subject. Mixing archive footage with newly shot material, Campbell contests the veracity of the documentary as a truth giving form. It for Others, which was originally created for the Scottish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, responds to the current climate of repatriation amongst museums, includes a dance interpretation of Marx's Das Kapital and examines how political subtexts are conveyed through imagery. Campbell has been described as a "consumate film-maker with a ferocious intelligence" whose work embodies a "rigorous journalistic approach, combined sometimes with mysterious forms."

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Beased in Glasgow, the artist is the fourth graduate of the Glasgow Schools of Fine Arts to be awarded the prize in the last decade. His films often centre on the profiles of public figures associated with Northern Ireland, leveraging the political and social histories ignored by mainstream media. Overlaying documentary truth with personal narrative, Campbell also questions the authority of cultural records and artefacts.

His recent solos shows include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2012; Belfast Exposed, 2011, Tramway, Glasgow, 2010; and Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2009.

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Balance Sheets: 15 Minutes with Kit Hammonds Related Press Balance Sheets: 15 Minutes with Kit Hammonds 9 June 2015, Hong Kong Tatler

Balance sheets are often associated with commerce, budgets and number crunching. However, Edouard Malingue Gallery’s latest exhibit explores the idea of Balance Sheets in a creative context, taking a look at how we measure value between different fields on paper, along with the importance of balance when it comes to artistic composition....

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Exhibition explores the relationship between art and accounting Related Press Exhibition explores the relationship between art and accounting 4 June 2015, South China Morning Post

On the face of it, art and accounting would appear to have little in common, apart perhaps from the fact both disciplines place emphasis on the idea of "balance". But their relationship goes deeper and is explored in Edouard Malingue Gallery's latest group exhibition " Balance Sheets ". The show's independent...

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Duncan Campbell Turner Prize Winner 2014 Related Press Duncan Campbell Turner Prize Winner 2014 2 December 2014, Anita Singh for The Telegraph UK / 1 December 2014

Duncan Campbell is the winner of this year’s Turner Prize with a 54-minute film that even the chairman of the jury described as “a bit baffling”. Campbell’s film, It for Others (2013), is a montage of Marxist economics, contemporary dance, comedy ketchup bottles, African tribal masks and images of the IRA member Joe McCann.

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Emerging Artists Related Press Emerging Artists 1 January 2009, Frieze.com

Pauline J. Yao Hangzhou-based Zhang Liaoyuan filled an entire gallery space—wall to wall, floor to ceiling, from the inside out—with empty cardboard boxes for his solo show An Exhibition at BizA

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