Born 1967, Epsom. Lives in Copenhagen and Berlin.
Starling studied at both Maidstone College of Art and Nottingham Polytechnic between 1986 and 1990. He went on to study for an MFA at Glasgow School Art, graduating in 1992.
Winner of the 2005 Turner Prize, Simon Starling is one of Scotland’s most internationally acclaimed artists. His works often consist of ‘journeys’ that reveal hidden relationships and histories through the process of transforming one object or substance into another. Starling was one of three artists to show in Zenomap, Scotland’s acclaimed presentation at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003; in 2004 he was nominated for the prestigious Hugo Boss Prize in New York and in 2005 presented a major solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland.
Selected Exhibitions (Solo)
2011 Tate St. Ives, St. Ives
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Yukie Kamiya, Hiroshima, Japan
Kunsthaus Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
2010 Never the Same River (Possible Futures, Probable Pasts), curated by Simon Starling, Camden Arts Center, London
Recent History, CAC Malaga, Malaga, Spain
Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima): The Mirror Room, The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Exchange project with Neugerriemschneider at Kamel Mennour, Paris
The Modern Institute, Glasgow
2009 Red White Blue, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
THEREHERETHENTHERE (Works 1997 – 2009), Musee D’Art Contemporain Du Val-De- Marne (MAC/VAL), Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Inverted Retrograde Theme, USA (House for a Song Bird), Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach Florida
Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
2008 Simon Starling: The Nanjing Particles, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA,
Richard Long and Simon Starling, Spike Island, Bristol
Selected Awards/Residencies
2005 The Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom* 2004 Nominee for The Hugo Boss Prize, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY*
1999 Blinky Palermo Prize, Galerie Fur Zeitgenossiche Kunst, Leipzig, Germany Henry Moore Sculpture Fellowship, Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, London, United Kingdom