Gavin Turk

Born: 1967; Guildford, Surrey, England

Studio: London, England

Chelsea School of Art, London;
The Royal College of Art, London, England

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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.

Gavin Turk has recently been commissioned to make several public sculptures including 'Nail', a 12-meter sculpture at One New Change next to St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England. In 2013 Prestel published Turk’s first major monograph, showcasing more than two decades of his work and in 2014 Trolley Books published ‘This Is Not A Book About Gavin Turk’ which explores themes associated with the artist’s work, via thirty notable contributors.

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Selected solo shows include The Monaco Project for the Arts presents Gavin Turk – GT (The Project 2013), Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Plastique de la Ville de Monaco (2013); 'Türk', Galerist, Istanbul (2012); 'Before The World Was Round', Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2011);'Something Like This', Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul (2010).

Selected group exhibitions include 'Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions', The Morgan Library & Museum, New York (2015); 'Paparazzi – Photographers, stars and artists', Centre Pompidou Metz, Paris (2014); 'Sculpture after Artschwager', David Nolan Gallery, New York (2013); 'Made in Britain: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection', Sichuan Provincial Museum; Xi'an Art Museum; Hong Kong Heritage Museum; Suzhou Museum, China (2012).

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