Victor Burgin (Sheffield, England, 1941) is one of the most eminent academic artists of our age. He studied painting at the Royal College of Art in London (1962-65) and Philosophy at Yale (MFA, 1967). He is currently Emeritus Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Emeritus Millard Chair of Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. His works are in leading institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art and LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate Gallery, Tate Modern, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.