Phillip Toledano was born in 1968 in London, to a French Moroccan mother and an American father. He has a BA in English literature and an art education that came from his father, who was a full-time artist. Phillip works conceptually, examining themes that are primarily socio-political, although lately he's strayed into the deeply personal. Because his ideas determine their own execution, he works in various media, from photography to installation and from sculpture to painting. He is the author of several books, including Bankrupt, featuring photographs of recently vacated offices, and A New Kind of Beauty, a series of portraits of people who have recreated themselves through plastic surgery. His web site is www.mrtoledano.com.