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Duncan Campbell (artist)

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Duncan Campbell
Born1972 (age 51–52)
Dublin, Ireland
OccupationVideo artist
AwardsBaloise Art Prize (2009)
Turner Prize (2014)

Duncan Campbell (born 1972)[1] is an Irish video artist, based in Glasgow.[2] He was the winner of the 2014 Turner Prize.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Campbell was born in Dublin, one of the five children of Paddy and Veronica Campbell, entrepreneurs who founded a catering business, Campbell Catering, later sold to Aramark. Paddy Campbell is a noted sculptor, having been, he said, inspired when in his 50s by his son, and three of Duncan's siblings are also active in the arts, as a film producer, a screenwriter and an actress.[4]

Campbell grew up in Swords, north Dublin,[5] and studied at the private secondary Sutton Park School. He took a BA at the University of Ulster (1996) and a Masters in Fine Arts at the Glasgow School of Art (1998), remaining resident in Glasgow afterwards.[1][4]


In 2008, he was awarded the Baloise Art Prize.[1] In 2013, Campbell was one of the three artists chosen to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale.[2]

On 1 December 2014, it was announced that he had won the 2014 Turner Prize.[3] Campbell took the prize for his video work "It for Others" – a 50-minute video work that reflects on African art and includes a dance sequence inspired by Karl Marx.[2][5]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2014, Campbell, at 42, was a father of two.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Duncan Campbell". ScotlandAndVenice.com. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Clark, Nick (7 May 2014). "Turner Prize 2014 shortlist: Duncan Campbell and Ciara Phillips among nominees". The Independent. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b Brown, Mark (1 December 2014). "Turner prize 2014: Duncan Campbell wins Britain's prestigious art award". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Kearney, Liz. "Campbell's coup...making off with the Turner Prize". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2 November 2022.
  5. ^ a b Hennessy, Mark (1 December 2014). "Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell wins Turner Prize". The Irish Times. Retrieved 3 November 2022.