Being a perpetual foreigner influences Zhivago Duncans artistic practice and ideological interests. Duncan is half-Syrian, half-Danish with a Scottish surname. Born in Terre Haute Indiana, Duncan has lived for substantial stretches in Saudi Arabia, France, Malta, Bulgaria, seven states in America, Germany and the Wadi Rum desert. Duncan Graduated from Chelsea College of Art London in 2007.
Being a multi-media artist gives Duncan the freedom to let his innate intellectual curiosity guide his relationship with the world around him. Zhivago Duncan has exhibited with Contemporary Fine Arts berlin, The Saatchi Gallery London, Frederick Snitzer Gallery Miami, The Barjeel Foundation Sharjah, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany. He has works in the Saatchi Collection and the Perez art museum Miami. In 2012 Duncan received the XLVIII Premio internazional Le Muse, Florence.
“My practice gives me insight into humanity’s repetitive drive for survival and progressive thirst for knowledge. I believe that art ‘must be a somatic visual phenomena and demonstrate traces of time, effort and constructive calculation within its construction."