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Artist born and based in London who sometimes collaborated with others, including social groups and artists such as Alan Kane and Karl Holmqvist. The ambiguities of language and communication were a feature of his work, which included printmaking, garnering artefacts and events, text-based works, curating and performance. Among Deller’s group shows were Protest & Survive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2000, and the Hayward Gallery tour The British Art Show 5, 2000–1. Solo exhibitions included Galleri Larsen, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998. Arts Council holds Deller’s screenprint The History of the World, 1998, bought from the dealer Paul E Stolper. In 2002, Deller was event creator for the Channel 4’s Artangel: The Battle of Orgreave, a recreation of the violent confrontation of police and striking miners in 1984.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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