Phil Collins is a video and installation artist who, through a close engagement with his subjects, examines the representation and reality of their social and political situations. He is Professor of Video Art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Recent solo exhibitions include In Every Dream Home a Heartache, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; British Film Institute, London; and Dallas Museum of Art. His work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions at institutions such as Museum of Modern Art/New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia/Madrid and Van Abbemuseum/Eindhoven. Collins received Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts in 2001, and was nominated for Artes Mundi Prize in 2012 and Turner Prize in 2006. He has completed a number of international residencies, including DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm/Berlin and PS1 Contemporary Art Center/New York. His works are held in public collections such as, amongst others, Tate Gallery/London; MOMA / New York; Solomon R. Ans Guggenheim Museum/New York.