b. 1970 Runcorn, England
1998-2000 MA Fine Art, University of Ulster, Belfast
1990-94 BA (hons) English Literature, BA (hons) Drama, University of Manchester
Phil Collins works primarily with live art and video and has shown his work widely throughout the UK and Europe. His most recent show with the Max Factory, a collaborative performance group, entitled 'who we were and why didn't we get what we wanted' was a discussion of terrorism and cultural hegemony (dressed in shellsuits and bad wigs) and was sited at a series of diverse locations, including the ICA London, a bus station in Liverpool and a University Campus in Germany. His latest public durational work 'Happy Days, the lowlights', presented in Belfast and Dublin, saw him spend eight hours a day in a recreated 80s office, in a submerged critique of regulated economic time.