Phil Collins

British, b. 1970

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Phil Collins

British, b. 1970

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Phil Collins uses still photography and video, through the means of performance, to access often hard-to-reach cultures, capturing scenes of intimacy, exhibitionism, and vulnerability. His works are often indictments of the subtle manipulations that take place in reality-based television, from talent contests to talk shows. For his video installation The World Won’t Listen (2005), Collins traveled to cities around the world (particularly areas of conflict), from Colombia to Indonesia, to film people performing karaoke versions of songs by The Smiths. In Ramallah, Collins staged and recorded a dance contest, resulting in an installation entitled They Shoot Horses (2004), which he projected in different, concurrent frames on separate walls of the exhibition space.

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 4 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
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Biography

Phil Collins uses still photography and video, through the means of performance, to access often hard-to-reach cultures, capturing scenes of intimacy, exhibitionism, and vulnerability. His works are often indictments of the subtle manipulations that take place in reality-based television, from talent contests to talk shows. For his video installation The World Won’t Listen (2005), Collins traveled to cities around the world (particularly areas of conflict), from Colombia to Indonesia, to film people performing karaoke versions of songs by The Smiths. In Ramallah, Collins staged and recorded a dance contest, resulting in an installation entitled They Shoot Horses (2004), which he projected in different, concurrent frames on separate walls of the exhibition space.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Manifesta, and 3 more