Phil Collins
British, born 1970
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions
2016
Phil Collins: the meaning of style,
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Phil Collins: A Learning Site,
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

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.