Idris Khan (b.1978, Birmingham, lives and works in London), was born in Birmingham royal infirmary, went to school in Perry Barr, and spent a great deal of time running through Birmingham for Birchfield Harriers. He lived in Walsall, 8 miles north-west of Birmingham. He studied Photography at the University of Derby (BA) and later attended the royal College of Art in London (MA). Recent solo shows include: “Beyond the Black,” Victoria Miro, London (2014); “The Devil”s Wall”, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2012); “idris Khan: Photographs and Drawings”, Thomas Schulte Gallery, Berlin (2012); “Contrary Motion”, Gothenburg Konsthall, Sweden (2011). Khan was recently commissioned by Deutsche Bank to create a large-scale wall drawing for their Birmingham headquarters in Brindley Place.