Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk (b. 1967, Guildford, UK) lives and works in London, UK. Studied at the Royal College of Art (1989-1991); and the Chelsea School of Art (1986-1989). Turk’s installations and sculptures deal with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. Concerned with the ‘myth’ of the artist and the ‘authorship’ of a work, Turk’s engagement with this modernist, avant-garde debate stretches back to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp. Awards include an Honorary Doctorate in Arts, University of East London (2010); Charles Wollaston Award, Royal Academy of Arts (2007); and Jack Goldhill Sculpture Prize, Royal Academy of Arts (2001). Select solo exhibitions include Who What When Where How and Why, Newport Street Gallery, UK (2016); GT, Jablonka Maruani Mercier Gallery, BE (2016); Petroleum, Baldwin Gallery (2016); Gavin Turk: The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, UK (2016); Wittgenstein’s Dream, Freud Museum, UK (2015); A Vision, Galerie Krinzinger, AT (2015); We Are One, New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery Roche Court, UK (2014); and L’Amour Fou, David Nolan Gallery, UK (2013). Select Group Exhibitions include NEON: The Charged Line, Grundy Art Gallery, UK (2016); Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, UK (2016); In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy, Whitworth Art Gallery, UK (2016); Sculpture in the City, City of London, UK (2016); Found, The Foundling Museum, UK (2016); Self Image and Identity: Self-Portraiture from Van Dyck to Louise Bourgeois, Turner Contemporary, UK (2015); Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, UK (2014).

Last updated: 15.03.2017

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