Steve McQueen was born in 1969 in London, United Kingdom. He studied at the Chelsea School of Art in London from 1989 to 1990, and then at Goldsmiths, University of London until 1993. He studied for a further year at the Tisch School of Arts in New York. In many of his works, Steve McQueen deploys his own body autobiographically and uses it to circle around questions of identity and social conventions, of compulsions and taboos. He received the Turner Prize in 1999 and numerous awards for his feature films in recent years, including the 2013 Oscar for Best Picture for 12 Years a Slave.
Steve McQueen’s work has been shown worldwide, including at the Venice Biennale in 2009, when he represented Great Britain, and at the exhibition ‘Passage du Temps: Une sélection d’oeuvres autour de l’image, collection François Pinault’ in 2007-2008 in Lille. His work has also been presented in 'Dancing with Myself' (2018) at Punta della Dogana.