Deller's recent projects have explored the cultural landscape of specific places. In A Social Parade he celebrated the diversity of San Sebastian in Spain by inviting a cross-section of the city's social groups to form a parade along the central boulevard. His film Memory Bucket 2003 uses documentary techniques to explore the state of Texas, focusing on two politically charged locations: the site of the Branch Davidian siege in Waco and President Bush's home town of Crawford. Archive news footage is collaged with interviews, juxtaposing official reports with personal narratives.
Deller has also consistently explored the cultural and political heritage of Britain. For his new series of photographs, he has made and commissioned a variety of memorials to key individuals and events in recent history, including an official bench near Beatles' manager Brian Epstein's house in Belgravia, and a road sign to commemorate the death of a cyclist.
Deller was chosen to represent Britain in the 2013 Venice Biennale.