Born Glasgow, 1965, lives and works in Glasgow
Roderick Buchanan graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1989 and from the University of Ulster, Belfast, in 1990. He was awarded the Becks Futures Prize in 2000 and a Paul Hamlyn Award in 2004.
Buchanan employs film, video, photography and sculpture to question collective and individual identity. His works engage with their subjects ‘to explore the codes and iconographies of cultural allegiance and identity, frequently focusing on the individual subject as part of a wider field of social and cultural relationships.’
Selected Exhibitions – Solo
‘Legacy’, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Legacy’, Imperial War Museum, London
‘Beyond Use’, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
‘From a City of One Million’, La Criee, Rennes
‘History Painting’, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rennes
‘Histrionics’, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Ards Arts Center, Northern Ireland (with Aisling O’Biern)
‘Words and Pictures’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (with Douglas Gordon)
‘History Painting’, Victorial Memorial Hall, Kolkata
‘Film, Video & 18th Century Politics’, Camden Arts Centre, London
‘History Painting’ 11th Indian Triennial, NGMA, New Delhi. British Council