Artists & Designers

Phil Collins (b. 1970)

Phil Collins (British, b. 1970) was born in in Runcorn, England, and received a BA in English literature and drama from the University of Manchester and an MA in fine art from the University of Ulster, Belfast. He was part of the London-based performance group Max Factory. He is now based in Berlin and Cologne, and his work has been widely discussed and exhibited worldwide, including at the 9th International Istanbul Biennial (2005), the 10th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2010), and the Manchester International Festival (2017). Solo presentations of his work have been staged at numerous venues, beginning with the Dallas Museum of Art; followed by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Britain, London; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio. Nominated for Tate’s Turner Prize (2006), Collins continues to address the global impact of popular culture and contemporary media in his work.

Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck, __The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, 2017.

Web Resources

  • Artes Mundi
    Watch an interview with Phil Collins.
  • Tate
    Watch an interview with Phil Collins, Turner Prize 2006.