About Doug Aitken


Doug Aitken is widely known for his innovative fine art installations. Utilizing a wide array of artistic approaches, Aitken's eye leads us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.

His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna Secession, the Serpentine Gallery in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Aitken earned the International Prize at the Venice Biennale for the installation “electric earth”, the 2012 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, the 2013 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award: Visual Arts, and the 2017 Frontier Art Prize. Recent solo exhibitions have been survey exhibitions Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (2015), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2016) and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, USA (2017). Major installations have been Underwater Pavilions, Parley for the Oceans and MOCA, Los Angeles, Catalina Island, CA, USA (2016) and from 2017 to 2019 Aitken has installed the site-specific work Mirage at Desert X, Palm Springs, CA, Detroit, MI and Gstaad, Switzerland. Doug Aitken lives and works in Los Angeles.