Victor BURGIN b. 1941

Victor BURGIN first came to attention as a conceptual artist in the late 1960s. His work from the 1970s mainly focuses on the interplay between text and image, using photographic sequences juxtaposed or imposed upon by text.  An avid scholar of philosophy, Burgin turned to digital means in the 1990s to further extend his investigations into politics, society and psychoanalysis.


Burgin studied painting at the Royal College of Art from 1962 to 1965 and philosophy and fine art at Yale University from 1965 to 1967.  Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1986, he left London shortly thereafter to move to the USA. Burgin has previously taught at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, University of California, Santa Cruz and is currently the Millard Professor of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since 1970, Burgin's work has been included in numerous solo exhibitions and his work is included in the collections of MoMA; Tate; the Walker Art Center and the British Council Art Collection.