Steve McQueen


Born in London, England, 1969 

Lives and works in London, England and Amsterdam, Netherlands 



Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York NY, 1994

Goldsmith's College, London, England, 1993

Chelsea School of Art, London, England, 1990



Solo Exhibitions



Forthcoming: Running Thunder, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, England

Sunshine State, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy 



Ashes, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England 



Steve McQueen, Tate Modern, London, England


Year 3, Tate Britain, London, England



Gravesend, Groundwork by CAST, Helston, Cornwall, England


Steve McQueen: End Credits, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami FL
Steve McQueen: Ashes, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England
Remember Me, Een Werk, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Steve McQueen: End Credits, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Inbox: Steve McQueen, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
Steve McQueen: Ashes, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston MA



Open Plan: Steve McQueen, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Steve McQueen, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France



Steve McQueen: Ashes, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England 

Drumroll, MOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles CA

Steve McQueen, Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan



Steve McQueen: Works, Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland

Steve McQueen: Rayners Lane, xavierlaboulbenne, Berlin, Germany



Blues Before Sunrise, Site-specific installation, Temporary Stedelijk 3, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Steve McQueen: Works, Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein Hall, Chicago IL



Steve McQueen, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York NY



Steve McQueen. Giardini, British Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia 53, Venice, Italy

Steve McQueen. Gravesend/Unexploded, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands

Steve McQueen. Girls, Tricky, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Steve McQueen. Once Upon a Time, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada



Steve McQueen, Baltic Gateshead, Gateshead, England

Steve McQueen, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

Queen and Country, Barbican Centre, London, England



Running Thunder, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Steve McQueen. Gravesend, The Renaissance Society, Chicago IL

Queen and Country, Imperial War Museum, London, England; [travelled to: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, England; St George's Hall, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesborough, England; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, England; University Gallery, University of Essex, Colchester, England; Royal United Services Institute, London, England;  National Portrait Gallery, London, England]



Steve McQueen. Caresses, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame, Japan

Steve McQueen, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France



Steve McQueen/Peter Sarkisian. Double Feature, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco CA

Steve McQueen, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy

Steve McQueen, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York NY



Steve McQueen, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA,

Steve McQueen. Once Upon a Time, South London Gallery, London, England

Steve McQueen. Into This World, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England



Steve McQueen. Speaking in Tongues, ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Tate & Egg Live, performance in collaboration with the opera singer Jessye Norman and the jazz trumpeter Mike Lovatt, Tate Britain, London, England



Steve McQueen. Caribs’ Leap/Western Deep, Artangel at the Lumiere, London, England; [travelled to: Museo de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal; Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain]

Focus: Steve McQueen, Nov. 7thArt Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL



Steve McQueen, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Steve McQueen, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France



Steve McQueen. Cold Breath, Delfina Project Space, London, England

Steve McQueen, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela; [travelled to: Institute for Contemporary Art, Cape Town, South Africa; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico]

Steve McQueen, Barrage, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany



Steve McQueen, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Steve McQueen, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England 



Steve McQueen. Four Projected Images, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France

Steve McQueen. Deadpan, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands



Steve McQueen, ‘Five Easy Pieces’ & ‘Just Above My Head’, Video Installations, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Steve McQueen, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York NY

Steve McQueen, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Steve McQueen. Projects 62, The Project Room, The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Steve McQueen, Jeanne Dunning, Nari Ward, Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee MI



Steve McQueen. Five Easy Pieces, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL

Steve McQueen. Just Above My Head, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London



Biennials and Festivals



Forthcoming: Sunshine State, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands



Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece



End Credits, Innsbruck International Biennial of the Arts, Innsbruck, Austria



End Credits, Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands



All the World’s Futures, Biennale di Venezia 56, Venice, Italy



Deadpan, Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, Enniskillen, Ireland



Il palazzo Enciclopedico, Venice Biennale 55, Venice, Italy 



Queen and Country, Manchester International Festival at Manchester Central Library, Manchester, England

Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, Biennale di Venezia 52, Venice, Italy



Dreams and Conflicts. The Dictatorship of the Viewer, Biennale di Venezia 50, Venice, Italy



Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany



Images, Festival of Independent Film and Video, Toronto, Canada



Documenta X, Kassel, Germany 

Trade Routes. History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa



Group Exhibitions



Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now, Tate Britain, London, England

Family: a view from here, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

A Biography of Daphne, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Southbank, Australia

Portals, Tobacco Factory, presented by the Hellenic Parliament and NEON, Athens, Greece



Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery, London, England



Get Up, Stand Up Now, Somerset House, London, England

Gift from the Hoffman Collection, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany


Collection, Musée d’Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France

Dancing with Myself – works from the Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

The Shape of Time, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Mostra Inaugurale/Inaugural Exhibition, Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy


Clegg & Guttmann, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Corners/In Between, Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, Italy

The Raft - Art is (not) Lonely, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Oostende, Belgium
Truth: 24 frames-per-second, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas TX

O Superman to Girls Tricky, I Am Here, Where Are You: On Vocal Performance, Bergen Kusthall, Bergen, Norway
Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England; [travelled to: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery]

The Body Politic, The Met Breuer, New York NY

Collection on Display: Communities, Rules, Rituals, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Mondialité, Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

The Restless Earth/La Terra Inquieta, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy



Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA

Animality, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, England

Inside. Artists and Writers in Reading Prison, Artangel Commission, Reading Prison, Reading, England

Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

Flesh: Skin and Surface, York Art Gallery, York, England

Blackness in Abstraction, Pace Gallery, New York NY

Erika Hoffmann-Koenige Collection, Atlas Sztuki, Lodz, Poland



Fighting History: 250 Years of British History Painting, Tate Britain, London, England

The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding and Decoding, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada [travelled to: Museu Berado, Lisbon, Portugal; Stamps Gallery, Ann Arbor MI]

Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham NC; [travelled to: Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus OH; Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York NY; Portland Art Museum, Portland OR]

Images that Speak, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

La Répétition, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Fuego blanco – La colección moderna del Kunstmuseum Basel, Museo Nacioanl Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Let There Be More Light, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco CA

Encounters and Collisions, curated by Glenn Ligon, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England

Collection, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands



Dead Ringer, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australira

Roll Up, Roll Up!, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany

Meer Macht/More Power, Museum de Fundatie, Plaeis aan de Blijmarkt, Zwolle, Netherlands

Black Eye, 57 Walker Street, New York NY



Besser scheitern/Fail Better, Film + Video, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany 

EXPO 1: New York, MoMA PS.1, Long Island City, New York NY

Damage Control: Art and Destruction since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C; [travelled to: Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria]



Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

Migrations: Journeys into British Art, Tate Britain, London, England

What We See, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

El maãna ya estuvo aquí/ Tomorrow Was HereMuseo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; [travelled to: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico]



Contemporary Galleries. 1980-Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Zeit zu handeln! Werke aus de Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems an der Doau

Blockbuster: cine para exhibiciones, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico; [travelled to: Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo de Mexico (MUAC), Mexico-City, Mexico]

Street Life and Home Stories. Fotografien aus der Sammlung Goetz, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

You Have Been There – departs bifurcations, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France; [travelled to: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York NY]

Big Picture. Zwölf kinematographische Installationen, K21 Ständehaus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim. Found in Translation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY

The Luminous Interval, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain



Uneven Geographies. Art and Globalisation, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England

The Future Demands Your Participation. Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Ha sempre um copo de mar para o homem navigar/ There is Always a Cup of Sea to Sail in, 29e Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

VIDEO XXI. Collección Lemaître, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru

Bild für Bild. Film ung zeitgenössische Kunst/Image by Image. Film and Contemporary Art, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

CUE. Artists’ Videos, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Le Meilleur des mondes, Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

October Salon 2010… The Night Pleases Us…, 51st October Salon, Belgrade, Belarus

Trailer Park. Opere dalla collezione Morra Greco, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy

The Beauty of Distance. Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, 17th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Manhattan, uso mixto. Fotografia y otras practices artisticas desde 1970 al presente, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain



Works in the Donna and Howard Stone Film, Video and New Media Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Sounds and Visions. Artists’ Films and Videos from Europe. The Last Decade, Tel Aviv Musuem of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Quick and the Dead, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis MN

We Go Round in Circles at Night, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France

Traces of Time, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzlyia, Israel

Passports. In viaggio con l’arte. 75 anni di pittura, scultura, fotografia e installazioni dalla collezione del British Council, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

Hykleri. Stedsspesifikk moralitet/Hypocrisy. The Site Specifictu of Moraliry, Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway



A Year in Exhibitions, 7th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, Korea

The Wizard of OZ, CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco CA

Revolutions, University Art Gallery, La Jolla CA

History in the Making. A Retrospective of the Turner Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Intimacy, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

The Cinema Effect. Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, Part I: Dreams, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Todas as historias/All the Stories, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

Zonas de Riesgo/ Risk Zones. Contemporary Art Collectino “la Caxia” Foundation, CaixaForum Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain



Electrones libres. Una Selección de videos de la colección Lemaître, Tabacalera International Contemporary Culture Centre, San Sebastián, Spain

Edit! Fotografia e Filme na Colecção Ellipse/Photography and Film in the Ellipse Collection, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal

The Unhomely. Phantom Scenes in Global Society, 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Seville, Spain

A Terceira Margem do Rio/The Third Bank of the River, 6a Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Portugal

Vertigo. A Century of Multimedia Art, from Futurism to the Web, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Equal, That Is, To the Real Itself, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York NY

30/40: A Selection of Forty Artists from Thirty Years at Marian Goodman Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York



The Starry Messenger. Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England

How to Improve the World. 60 Years of British Art. Arts Council Collection, Hayward Gallery, London, England

Le mouvement des images/The Movement of Images, Musée national d’art modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

On/Off, Fonds regional d’art contemporain (FRAC) de Lorraine, Metz, France



Atlantic & Bukarest, Fotografie, Film und Video. Neuerwerbungen des Kunstmuseums Basel und der Emanuel Soffmann-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Time Clash, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

Bidibidobidiboo. Opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Sammlung 2005. Neupräsentation der Erweiterten Sammlung, K21 Ständehaus, Kunstsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany



Die Neue Kunsthalle III, Kunsthalle Manheim, Manheim, Germany

Faces in the Crowd. Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; [travelled to: Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy]

20/20 Vision, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Non-Sect Radical, Contemporary Photography III, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

Stranger Than Fiction, Abersytwyth Arts Centre, Aberstywyth, Wales

WOW. The Work of the Work, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle WA

Taipei Beinnial. Do You Believe in Reality?, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan



Utopia Station, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Recaptured Nature, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York NY

Urban Baroque, Plane Space, New York NY

A Century of Artist’s Film in Britain, Part 3, Tate Britain, London, England

Fast Forward. Media Art Sammlung Goetz, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany



Moving Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY

Real Life: Film and Video Art, Tate St Ives, St Ives, Cornwall, England

Video Acts. Single Channel Works from the Collections of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust, Museum of Modern Art PS1, New York NY

Sudden Glory. Sight Gags and Slapstick in Contemporary Art, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco CA

Lewis Carroll – Confiture demain et confiture hier. Mais jamis confiture aujourd’hui, Centre Régional d’art Contemporain de Sète (CRAC), Sète, France



Double Vision, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany

Public Offerings, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Club Hollywood! – Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Black Box Recorder, Bunkier Szutki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland

Il bordo dello specchio / Mirror’s edge, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy [travelled to Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden]



Beauté in Fabula, Palais des Papes, Avignon, France

Media_City Seoul 2000, Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea



Infra-Slim Spaces. The Physical and Spiritual in the Art of Today, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham AL 
Self Portrait, 
Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

Moments in Time. On Narration and Slowness, Städtische Galerie in Lenbachaus und Kunstbau München, Munich

Retrace Your Steps. Remember Tomorrow, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, England

Seeing Time. Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection of Media Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA; [travelled to: Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany]

The Space Here is Everywhere: Art with Architecture, Villa Merkel, Bahnwäterhaus, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Common People. Arte inglese tra fenomeno e realtà, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Turin, Italy

The Turner Prize 1999. An Exhibition of Work by the Shortlisted Artists: Tracey Emin, Steve McQueen, Steven Pippin, Jane and Louise Wilson, Tate Gallery, London, England

Mirror’s Edge, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden; [travelled to: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland]



La coscienza luccicante. Dalla video arte all’arte interattiva/The Glittering Consciousness. From Video Art to Interactive Art, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

Ironisch/Ironic. Maurizio Cattelan, Urs Fischer, Alicia Framis, Steve McQueen, Aernout Mik/Marjoleine Boonstra, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland

Wounds. Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art, Moderna Museet, Stockholm



La Collection, Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France


Full House: Junge Britische Kunst, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

Spellbound. Art and Film, Hayward Gallery and the British Film Institute, ­London, England

Life/live. La scène artistique au Royaume-Uni en 1996 de Nouvelles aventures, ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; [travelled to: Centro Cultural de Belém (now Museu Berardo), Lisbon, Portugal]

Timing, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands



The British Art Show 4, Manchester, England; [travelled to: Edinburgh, Scotland; Cardiff, Wales;]

Mirage. Enigmas of Race, Difference and Desire, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Institute of International Visual Arts, London, England

X/y. Jeunes artistes – Nouveaux Medias, Musée national d’art modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France



Acting Out. The Body in Video: Then and Now, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, England



Public Collections


Arts Council Collection, England

British Council, England

Tate Collection, England

Imperial War Museums, via The Art Fund, London, England

Zabludowicz Collection, London, England

Simmons & Simmons Art Collection, London, England

The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, England

The ISelf Collection, London, England

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France

Musee d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Musée départemental d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, France

Musée Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Kadist Collection, Paris, France

Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création, Paris, France

Pinault Collection, Paris, France

Vanhaerent Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

Collection Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ministerie van OCW (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science), Den Haag, Netherlands

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

De Pont, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands

Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands

MUDAM-Muséed'Art Modern Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

K21 Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Greece

Saastamoinen Foundation, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland

Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Zürich, Switzerland

Emanuel Hoffman Foundation, Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland

La Caixa Contemporary Art Collection, Spain

Collección Inelcom Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain

CV Collection, Santander, Spain

Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain

Collection Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão, Portugal

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco

Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy

Collezione La Gaia, Bruscia, Italy

Fondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Guggenheim Museum, New York NY

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.,

Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge MA

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston MA

Nasher Museum at Duke University, NC

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA

Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection, San Francisco CA

New Art Trust, San Francisco CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

Charpenel Collection, Guadalajara, Mexico

Inhotim Collection, Brazil

Ishikawa Foundation, Okayama, Japan



Selected Awards 



Best Factual Series, BAFTA Awards (for ‘Uprising’)

Vantage Award, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (for 'Small Axe')



Award for Innovate Storytelling, European Film Awards (for 'Small Axe’)

Peabody Award (for 'Small Axe')



KBE (Kinght Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)



Most Influential Moving Image Artist, Ben AwardsB3 Biennial of the Moving Image



The John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, Britannia AwardsBritish Academy



Black Perspectives Tribute Honoree, 52nd Chicago International Film Festival

BFI Fellowship, BFI London Film Festival

Johannes Vermeer Prize, The Netherlands



Best Picture, Academy Awards (for ‘12 Years a Slave')

Best Drama Picture, Golden Globe Awards (for ’12 Years a Slave’)

Best Film, BAFTA Awards (for ‘12 Years a Slave’)

European Achievement in World Cinema, European Film Awards

Media Hero Award, Andrew Goodman Foundation

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, Harvard University

MoMA Party in the Garden Honoree

Movie of the Year, AFI Award (for ‘12 Years a Slave’)

Outstanding Motion Picture, Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Director in a Motion Picture, Image Award (for ‘12 Years a


Best Director, Guardian Film Awards

Best Director & Best Feature, Independent Spirit Awards (for ‘12 Years a Slave’)

Most Valuable Movie of the Year, Cinema for Peace Awards (for ‘12 Years a Slave)

Best Director, Acapulco Black Film Festival (for ‘12 years a Slave’)

Outstanding Director & Motion Picture, Black Reel Awards 

Best Director, Vancouver Film Critics Circle (for ‘12 Years a Slave’)

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, PGA Awards

Best Director, Independent Spirit Awards (for ‘12 Years a Slave’)



People’s Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival (for ’12 Years

a Slave’)

Best Director, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (for ’12 Years a


Best Director, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (for ’12 Years a


Best Director, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards (for ’12 Years a Slave’)

Hollywood Breakthrough Award, Hollywood Film Festival (for ’12 Years

a Slave’)

Best Director, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards (for ’12 Years a


Best Director, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (for

‘12 Years a Slave’)

Best Director, Satelite Awards (for ’12 Years a Slave’)

Best Director, Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards (for ’12 Years

a Slave’)

Best Director, New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Bronze Horse, Stockholm Film Festival (for ’12 Years a Slave’)



Best Director, Black Reel Awards (for ‘Shame’)



Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Best Film, Stockholm Film Festival (for ‘Shame’)

FIPRESCI Prize, CinemAvvenire Award & Young Cinema Award, Venice Film Festival

(for ‘Shame’)



Best First Feature, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 

Carl Foreman Award for the Most promising Newcomer, BAFTA Awards (for ‘Hunger’)

Lino Brocka Award, Cinemanila International Film Festival (for ‘Hunger’)

Best Film, Evening Standard British Film Awards (for ‘Hunger’)

ALFS Award, London Critics Circle Film Awards (for ‘Hunger’)

Best First Film, New York Film Critics Circle Awards 



Camera d’Or Prize, Cannes Film Festival (for ‘Hunger’)

International Film Critics Prize, Cannes Film Festival (for ‘Hunger’)

Outstanding Debut by a British Director, BAFTA Awards (for ‘Hunger’)

Douglas Hickox Award, British Independent Film Awards (for ‘Hunger’)

Gold Hugo Award, Chicago International Film Festival, Best Feature (for ‘Hunger’)

Gucci Group Annual Award for Artist in Film, Venice Film Festival (for ‘Hunger’)

Coup de Coeur, Dinard British Film Festival (for ‘Hunger’)

European Discovery of the Year, European Film Awards (for ‘Hunger’)

Young Jury Award, Geneva Cinema International Film Festival - Tout Ecran (for ‘Hunger’)

Kingfisher Award for Best Debut, Ljubijana International Film Festival (for ‘Hunger’)

New Generation Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (for ‘Hunger’)

Diesel Discovery Award, Toronto International Film Festival (for ‘Hunger’)

Spirit of Freedom Award, Jerusalem Film Festival (for ‘Hunger’)

Sydney Film Prize, Sydney Film Festival



Official War Artist (Iraq), Imperial War Museum, London, England



OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)



Turner Prize, Tate Gallery, London, England



DAAD Artist in Residence, Berlin, Germany



ICA Futures Award, London, England


Photo: John Russo
Photo: John Russo