Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk (Guildford, 1967) lives and works in London. He has pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture, including the waxwork, the recycled art-historical icon and the use of rubbish in art. 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. He has held solo exhibitions at Paul Stolper Gallery, London; Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna; and White Cube, London, among others. He has also been commissioned to make several public sculptures, including L'Âge d'Or (2016) at the Press Centre building in the Olympic Park, London; and Nail (2011) at One New Change, London. His work is included in the collections of Tate, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the V&A, London.