Steve McQueen, CBE, is an accomplished filmmaker, producer, and video artist. Based in London, UK, McQueen has directed three award-winning feature films alongside numerous short and experimental films. His most recent film, 12 Years a Slave (2013), received the Academy Award for Best Picture. For his video works, McQueen was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize in 1999, and he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011 for his contributions to visual arts. His latest solo exhibitions include Ashes (2014) at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, and Drumroll (2014) at the MOCA Pacific Design Centre, Los Angeles, as well as a major 2013 retrospective co-produced by the Schaulager, Basel, Switzerland, and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2013, McQueen’s work was also featured in the group exhibition The Encyclopedic Palace at the 55th International Venice Biennale.