Phil Collins

born 1970

Phil Collins, ‘they shoot horses’ 2004
they shoot horses 2004
© Phil Collins, courtesy Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
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Phil Collins (born 1970) is an English artist, and Turner prize nominee. His best-known works are video art, often featuring teenagers. His best known example is They Shoot Horses (2004) consisting of two videos each lasting seven hours and shown at the same time on different walls.

Collins has been Professor of Video Art and Performance at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne since 2011.

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    Turner Prize Artist's Talk: Phil Collins

    Phil Collins creates work that is politically poignant with a light touch and generous sense of humour. In this interview …
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    Phil Collins Turner Prize 2006

    Phil Collins’s art investigates the camera as both an instrument of attraction and manipulation, of revelation and shame

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