Jeremy Deller


 Portrait of Jeremy Deller leaning over a milkshake at a restaurant booth facing the camera against a red and yellow floral patterned wallpaper. His hair is pushed back and he carries a soft look on his face while wearing a pink hoodie with a pink and black zig-zag scarf.  He is holding the straw of the milkshake to his mouth with his right hand. Jeremy Deller is an English conceptual, video and installation artist. Much of Deller's work is collaborative; it has a strong political aspect, in the subjects dealt with and also the devaluation of artistic ego through the involvement of other people in the creative process. Deller is known for his Battle of Orgreave (2001), a reenactment of the actual Battle of Orgreave which occurred during the UK miners' strike in 1984, and for 2016's We're Here Because We're Here.

Jeremy Deller was born in 1966 in London, where he currently lives and works. He won the Turner Prize in 2004, and in 2010 was awarded the Albert Medal of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA).



Work in the exhibition:

Jeremy Deller, Don’t Worry Be Angry, 2017. Red nylon flag reading "Don't Worry Be Angry" in white text. There are two yellow emoji faces; one is worried and the other is visibly angry.

Jeremy Deller, Don’t Worry Be Angry, 2017. Nylon flag, dimensions variable. Presented as part of Creative Time’s Pledges of Allegiance, 2017 - 2018. Courtesy the artist and Creative Time, New York. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli.