Victor BURGIN (b. 1941)

English conceptual artist Victor 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.


His work from the 1970s mainly focused on the interplay between text and image, using photographic sequences juxtaposed or imposed upon by text.


Nominated for the Tate Turner Prize in 1986, he left shortly thereafter to move to the USA. His work from this point explored psychoanalysis and philosophy, and from the 1990s onwards he used digital means to further extend these investigations. 


Burgin has previously taught at Trent, Polytechnic, Nottingham, and the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is currently the Millard Professor of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London.



He has had recent solo exhibitions at Arnolfini, Bristol (2002) and Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin (2012). A solo exhibition of his work has been held in October-November 2013 at Ambika P3, London. His work is included in the collections of MoMA, NY; Tate, UK; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the British Council Art Collection, UK.


Visit the online page that TATE dedicates to the artist.