12 YEARS A SLAVE
STEVE McQUEEN (Directed by, Produced by) is a British artist and filmmaker.
In 2008, McQueen's critically acclaimed first feature HUNGER won the Camera d'Or at the
Cannes Film Festival among countless other international prizes. He followed with 2011's incendiary
film experience, SHAME, a provocative drama about addiction and secrecy in the modern world. The
film received numerous accolades and awards with McQueen winning the CinemAvvenire Award and
FIPRESCI Prize at the Venice Film Festival as well as nominations from BAFTA, the British
Independent Film Awards, the London Film Festival, Evening Standard British Film Awards and the
Independent Spirit Awards.
In 1996, McQueen was the recipient of an ICA Futures Award, in 1998 he won a DAAD
artist's scholarship to Berlin and in 1999 - besides exhibiting at the ICA and at the Kunsthalle in
Zurich - he also won the Turner Prize. McQueen has exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the
Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Documenta (2002 and 2007) and at the 53rd Venice
Biennale in 2009 where he represented Britain. His work is held in museum collections around the
world including Tate, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Pompidou.
In 2003, he was appointed Official War Artist for the Iraq war by the Imperial War Museum
and subsequently produced the poignant and controversial project Queen and Country, which
commemorated the deaths of British soldiers who died in the Iraq War by presenting their portraits as a
sheet of stamps. In 2002, he was awarded the OBE and the CBE in 2011.
Born in London in 1969, McQueen lives and works in Amsterdam and London.
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