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Doug Fishbone

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Doug Fishbone is an American artist living and working in London. He earned an MA in Fine Art degree at Goldsmiths College in 2003 and was awarded the Beck’s Futures Prize for Student Film and Video in 2004. He is perhaps best known for his project 30,000 Bananas – a huge mountain of ripe bananas installed in the middle of London’s Trafalgar Square and later given away free to the audience – in October 2004. Fishbone’s video and performance work was included in the British Art Show 6 in 2005-2006, a national touring exhibition held every five years to feature the best in contemporary British art. He had his first major solo project at Gimpel Fils in London in October of 2006, and performed at London’s Hayward Gallery in February of 2007 and at the ICA in London in July of 2007. More recently, Fishbone was commissioned to create a video for the Beck’s Fusions programme in Trafalgar Square in September of 2007, and was voted one of the Future Greats of the art world in the annual survey of Art Review in 2007. He is currently participating in the exhibition “Laughing in A Foreign Language” which opened at the Hayward Gallery in January of 2008, and staged a performance at the Southbank Centre in March. Fishbone was born in New York City in 1969.