Simon Starling, born 1967 in Epsom, UK, studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Lives in Glasgow and Copenhagen. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and is one of the leading artists of his generation. His multimedia work explores scientific discovery and global economic and environmental issues, among others. He represented Scotland at the 50th Biennale di Venezia (2003) and was awarded the Turner Prize in 2005. From 2003 to 2013 he taught as Professor of Fine Arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. Starling’s works have been shown in solo exhibitions around the world, including at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Mass MOCA in North Adams, USA, Tate Britain in London, the Stuttgart State Gallery and MUMA in Melbourne, and are represented ininternationally important collections.
The researching artistic gaze from the outside is placed on local communities, on traditions and rituals, history and stories, on cultural activities, perhaps also on conflicts and points of dispute.
(Original title: Art Your Village – der fremde Blick)