Steve McQueen

British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen (born, London 1969) has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. In 1996 he was the recipient of an ICA Futures Award, in 1998 he won a DAAD artist’s scholarship to Berlin and in 1999 - besides exhibiting at the ICA and at the Kunsthalle in Zürich - he also won the Turner Prize. McQueen has exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Documenta (2002 and 2007) and at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009 where he represented Britain. His work is held in museum collections around the world including Tate, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Pompidou. In 2003 he was appointed 'Official War Artist' for the Iraq war, by the Imperial War Museum and subsequently produced the poignant and controversial project 'Queen and Country', which is ongoing. In 2008, McQueen's critically acclaimed first feature, 'Hunger' won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and countless other international prizes and in 2014, his 2013 film Twelve Years a Slave won Best Motion Picture of the Year at the Oscars. In 2002 he was awarded the OBE and the CBE in 2011. His second feature film, 'Shame' starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan was released in 2012. Steve McQueen lives and works in Amsterdam and London.