Born in the UK in 1966, Jeremy Deller is a British conceptual artist who has consistently defied conventions throughout his career. Jeremy works with a variety of different media, and has produced video and Installation Art to international acclaim. He is best known for his installation piece The Battle of Orgreave, a recreation of a battle with the same name that occurred during the UK miners’ strike in 1984.
Jeremy Deller’s Career
Jeremy was born and raised in London, where he went on to study a BA in Art History at Courtauld Institute of Art and subsequently an MA in Art History at the University of Sussex. While he is mainly known for his collaborative artworks and installation pieces, he has also produced Prints and Conceptual Sculpture. Jeremy has exhibited at top galleries and museums, including the Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Awards and Recognition
Jeremy’s Political Art was awarded the distinguished Turner Prize in 2004, and has also earned himself the Albert Medal from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts. He also served as a Trustee to the Tate Gallery between 2007 and 2011, and was on the board of trustees of the Foundling Museum.