Martin Creed was born in Wakefield, England in 1968. Between 1986-1990 he studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, England. In 2001 he was awarded the Turner Prize for Work No. 227: The lights going on and off. Recent exhibitions include Martin Creed: What’s the Point of It?, Hayward Gallery, London, England (2014) and Martin Creed: Scales, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2013).
Martin Creed currently lives and works between London, England and Alicudi, Italy.