Born in 1967 in Epsom, England, Simon Starling is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. He won the Turner Prize in 2005 and was shortlisted for the Hugo Boss Prize in 2004. Currently, he lives in Copenhagen and is Professor of Fine Arts at the Staedelschule, in Frankfurt. He has exhibited widely, including at the Bienal de São Paulo (2004) and the Busan Biennal (2006), and represented Scotland at the Venice Bienniale in 2003. In the past five years, Starling has also had solo exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland (2002); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2002); Villa Arson, Nice (2003); and Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2005). Upcoming solo exhibitions in 2008 include MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Kunstraum Dornbirn, Germany; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; and Galleria Franco Noero, Turin.