Luke Turner (b.1982, Manchester, UK) is an artist based in London. His work investigates the operations and oscillations of art, exploring presence and affect across the physical and digital realms. He is one-third of artist trio LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, alongside Shia LaBeouf and Nastja Säde Rönkkö. His practice evolved out of his work on the web in the late '90s, and he is co-editor of the aesthetics and culture website Notes on Metamodernism. In 2011 he published The Metamodernist Manifesto.
Education
2010
Royal College of Art, MA Photography
2008
Central Saint Martins, BA Fine Art
Projects / Exhibitions
2016
#ANDINTHEEND, Sydney Opera House, Australia
#TAKEMEANYWHERE, BMoCA / The Finnish Institute in London
Works by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, CSU Pueblo, Colorado
2015
#TOUCHMYSOUL, FACT, Liverpool
#ALLMYMOVIES, Angelika Film Center, New York
#INTRODUCTIONS, collaboration with CSM BA Fine Art, London
#FOLLOWMYHEART, SXSW, Austin, Texas
2014
#METAMARATHON, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
#STARTCREATING, Los Angeles
#IAMSORRY, 7354 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles
2013
Annunciations, 18 HHG, London
Group Shows
2016
Everything Else, Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Auckland, New Zealand
2015
Follow, FACT, Liverpool
This New Feeling, curated by Central St Martins Culture, Criticism and Curation, London
Apparently Yours, Lonelyfingers, Düsseldorf
#IRL, Art15 Olympia, London
2014
Menagerie, or Artwork Not About Love, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit
Unseen 2014, Presented by South Kiosk, Amsterdam
opti-ME*, Auto Italia South East, London
Out of Office, Arcade, Cardiff
Post, La Scatola Gallery, Online residency
2013
Contemporary Visions, Beers Contemporary, London
Feminism in London Conference, University of London (screening)
Art Stays 11, Festival of Contemporary Art, Slovenia
An Undelivered Postcard From The Edge Of The World, Jotta, London
2012
Discussing Metamodernism, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin
2011
Transgression, Beers.Lambert, London
The Outer Limits, James Freeman Gallery, London
2010
Purdy Hicks Gallery, Bankside, London
The Albion, Battersea, London
RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA, London
Art For Youth, Royal College of Art, London
Show One, Royal College of Art, London
The Trouble With Women, Menier Gallery, London
Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London
2009
Let's Go Home, S-KAI, Hamburg, Germany
RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA, London
Systems & Patterns III, Westbourne Studios, London
Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London
2008
Collect4 Photography, Empire Gallery, Vyner Street, London
Systems & Patterns, The Whitechapel Gallery, London
RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA, London
XHIBIT 08, The Arts Gallery, London
Degree Show 2008, Central St Martins, London
2007
Misguided Souls, Covent Garden Film Studios, London
As-Da!, Da! Gallery, Tottenham Court Road, London
2006
Art Below Zero, Westbourne Studios, London
Direction, Lethaby Gallery, London
2005
Downriver, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
Art Below Zero, Westbourne Studios, London
2004
Breeze Blocks & Blu-tack, Chancery Lane, London
Talks / Lectures
2016
Royal College of Art
Liverpool Hope University
Swansea College of Art
The Oxford Union, '#ELEVATE'
California Institute of the Arts, California
Colorado State University–Pueblo, Colorado
2015
Central Saint Martins, 'This New Feeling: What is Metamodernism?'
Conversas Camberwell, 'What is a Metamodern Practice?'
SXSW, Texas, 'Performing the Networks'
2014
Royal College of Art, 'The State of Things'
Radboud University Nijmegen, 'What is Metamodernism' performative lecture with LaBeouf & Rönkkö
London College of Fashion, 'Everyday and the Epic' performative lecture with LaBeouf & Rönkkö
2010
University of Westminster, Artist Talk
Selected Press & Publications
2016
2015
2014
2013
Levitated Mass and the Contemporary Sublime, Notes on Metamodernism
Quiet Moves
, Notes on Metamodernism
Digital Pioneers, then and now… Luke Turner
, The FWA
In Pursuit of Elusive Horizons, Notes on Metamodernism
Metamodernist Manifesto, Have LeHaba magazine (Let Us From Now On), Israel
Disappearing Into One: Zen, Romanticism & Magic, Notes on Metamodernism
2012
2011
Ryan Gander's Locked Room Scenario, Notes on Metamodernism
For Inclusion in the Syllabi, Notes on Metamodernism
The Metamodernist Manifesto, metamodernism.org
Transgression, exhibition publication, Beers.Lambert, London
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Shortlisted
Luke Turner: Annunciations by Siobhan Wall, Eyemazing Magazine, The Netherlands
Vision Magazine, Annunciations feature, China
2010
Picking Up, Bouncing Back, Jean-Luc Nancy & Alexander García Düttmann
2009
Notes Concerning W, Royal College of Art dissertation
Ones to Watch, Jotta
2008
Luke Turner: Portraits, Artist's Book
Degree Show 2008, Central St Martins BA Fine Art Catalogue
2007
Struck by the Strangeness of Existence, Fifzine magazine
Guardian Student Media Awards, Shortlisted for Photographer of the Year
2006
Adobe/FWA Most Influential Flash Sites of the Decade (for thevoid.co.uk)
2003
Computer Arts Magazine, Celebrity Designers feature, Future Publishing, UK
2002
WEB Motion Design (contribution), PIE Books, Tokyo
2001
Werben und Verkaufen feature, Europa-Dachpresse-Verlag, Munich
Adobe Photoshop 6.0 Web Design, Adobe Press, US
Internet Magazine, Emap, London
2000
Design Site of the Year, CSotY Awards, New York (for thevoid.co.uk)
New Masters of Flash (co-author), Friends of Ed, California
1999
Shift Magazine feature, Canada
BAFTA Academy Magazine, Talent Spotting feature, UK
Collections
The Franks-Suss Collection
Private collections in USA, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy & China