Jeremy Deller is a Turner Prize-winning artist who studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute and at Sussex University.
In 2001, Deller staged The Battle of Orgreave, a re-enactment which brought together around 1000 veteran miners and members of historical societies to restage the 1984 clash between miners and police at Orgreave, Yorkshire.
Deller represented Britain in the 2013 Venice Biennale. We’re here because we’re here (2016, UK-wide) was a modern memorial commemorating the Battle of the Somme, created with National Theatre’s Rufus Norris and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.
In 2016, Deller collaborated with Iggy Pop presenting a drawing class with Pop as model and subject. The exhibition presented the resulting drawings along with works from historical collections, chosen by Deller examining shifting representations of masculinity throughout history.