See a preview of Phil Collins in this video narrated by the exhibition's curator Cheryl Sim. The exhibition is on view until March 15, 2020.
Born in 1970, Phil Collins grew up in the North of England. He studied at the University of Manchester (BA English Literature and BA Drama), and University of Ulster in Belfast (MA Fine Art). During this time he worked different jobs, including a cloakroom boy and pint-puller at the Hacienda nightclub, a bingo caller, a lecturer in performance and film theory, a high-street photo lab assistant, and a secretary at the Big Issue magazine for the homeless.
Recent projects and solo presentations of his work include Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC), Belfast and Creative Time, New York (both 2018); Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland and Manchester International Festival (both 2017); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (both 2016); Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (2015); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2013); and British Film Institute, London (2011).
Collins currently lives in Berlin and Wuppertal. He is Professor of Video Art and Performance at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.