David Batchelor was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1955. He studied at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham and then at the University of Birmingham from 1978-1980. He currently lives and works in London. He is also a writer who has contributed to a number of journals including Artscribe, Frieze and ArtForum, and is author of Minimalism (1997) and Chromophobia (2000).