About Jeremy Deller
Jeremy Deller is a celebrated British artist who makes politically and socially-charged performance works. He was born in London and studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Deller received the Turner Prize in 2004, and his show at Tate Britain included documentation of The Battle of Orgreave, as well as the installation Memory Bucket, 2003, a documentary about Crawford, Texas – the hometown of George W Bush – and the siege in nearby Waco. In 2007, Deller was appointed a Trustee of Tate.
Much of Deller’s work involves collaboration with individuals and groups of people. Acid Brass, 1997, was a series of concerts and a recording by the Williams Fairey Band playing brass band interpretations of classic acid house anthems. The Uses of Literacy, 1999, was an exhibition of writing and artwork made by fans of the rock band The Manic Street Preachers. And with artist Alan Kane, Deller initiated Folk Archive, an ongoing project that investigates the state of contemporary folk art in the United Kingdom. In late 2006 Deller instigated The Bat House Project, an architectural competition open to the public for a bat house on the outskirts of London.