Gavin Turk has pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture, including the painted bronze, 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.

Selected Works

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibition

Awards and Grants

Selected Publications

Press Features

  • 17 October 2019

    Gavin Turk: art's king of trash on plastic, protest, prison and canning his pee | The Guardian

  • 17 October 2019

    Gavin Turk: “We are what we throw away” | Financial Times

  • 25 July 2018

    Trofeeën van onze consumptie | in Het Parool