Steve McQueen is a British artist, filmmaker and Academy Award winner. In 2013 McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” dominated the awards season, winning among many others, the Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and AAFCA Awards for best picture while McQueen received DGA, Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe directing nods. His second feature, “Shame,” received numerous awards and nominations and ranks as one of the highest-grossing NC-17-rated movies. McQueens critically acclaimed first feature, “Hunger,” won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. McQueen is the recipient of many accolades for his work as a visual artist. In 2016 the Johannes Vermeer Award was presented to him at The Hague. In that same year, the British Film Institute awarded him a fellowship. McQueen won the Turner Prize in 1999. His artwork is exhibited and held in major museums around the world. A retrospective was recently exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Schaulager in Basel.