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 focuses on the interplay between text and image, using photographic sequences juxtaposed or imposed upon by text.


Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1986, he left London shortly thereafter to move to the USA. From this point, his work 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, University of California, Santa Cruz, and is currently the Millard Professor of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since 1970, Burgin has mounted over 100 solo presentations, including Arnolfini, Bristol (2002) and Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin (2012). His work is included in the collections of MoMA; Tate; the Walker Art Center and the British Council Art Collection.


Visit the online page that TATE dedicates to the artist.