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Gavin Turk - Ajar

Painted bronze, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London. Photography Keith Watson, courtesy National Trust.

Gavin Turk - Figure

Patinated bronze, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Murderme. Photography Keith Watson, courtesy National Trust.

Gavin Turk

In 1991, the Royal College of Art refused Turk a degree on the basis that his final show, 'Cave', consisted of a whitewashed studio space containing only a blue heritage plaque commemorating his presence 'Gavin Turk worked here 1989-91'. Instantly gaining notoriety through this installation, Turk was spotted by Charles Saatchi and has since been exhibited by many major galleries and museums throughout the world. Significant exhibitions include: Gavin Turk: Oeuvre, Tate Britain in 2002; the 46th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul in 1999; Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London in 1998 and Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Collection, London in 1995.

Recent solo exhibitions have included:  Monaco Project for the Arts presents Gavin Turk - GT (The Project 2013), Ecole Supérieure d'Arts Plastiques de la Ville de Monaco; Museums at Night, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery; The Years, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London; Seven Billion Two Hundred and One Million Nine Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand and Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight, The Bowes Museum