Robert Montgomery was born in Scotland in 1972. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and then in the core program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has lived in London since 1999. Poetic texts are at the basis of his work and he makes billboard pieces, light pieces (recycled sunlight poems), woodcut pieces and watercolours. He showed in Orientale* at the 2011 Venice Biennale and he was the British artist selected for the first biennale in India, The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, which opened in December 2012.