About

Luke Turner (b.1982, Manchester, UK) is an artist and writer based in London. His projects and participatory performances explore the operations and oscillations of art, utilising empathy, emotion and social interaction to foster new forms of communality across digital and physical networks. His practice grew from his pioneering work on the early web in the late ’90s with The Void. He went on to co-edit the influential aesthetics and culture website Notes on Metamodernism, and in 2011 he authored the Metamodernist Manifesto. Since 2009, he has shared a collaborative practice with Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö.

Education

2010

2008

Lectures / Teaching

California Institute of the Arts
Royal College of Art
Central Saint Martins
University of Oslo
Colorado State University–Pueblo
Newcastle University
Liverpool Hope University
Swansea College of Art
The Oxford Union
Oxford Brookes School of Arts
Radboud University Nijmegen
London College of Fashion
Camberwell College of Arts
University of Westminster

Clients

MTV Europe

StrawberryFrog

Macromedia / Adobe
Aardman Animations
Eutelsat
Intel
Excite

Selected Solo Exhibitions & Performances

2018-2021

HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US, le lieu unique, Nantes / Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź

2017

#ALONETOGETHER, Kiasma, Helsinki
HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US, Museum of the Moving Image, New York / FACT, Liverpool

2016

#ANDINTHEEND, Sydney Opera House, Australia
#TAKEMEANYWHERE, BMoCA / The Finnish Institute in London
Rönkkö & Turner, Solo exhibition, 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, Los Angeles

2011

Annunciations, Solo exhibition, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

Peer-to-Peer. Collective Practices in New Art, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland

2017

Miroir Miroir, Mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland

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
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
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
XHIBIT 08, The Arts Gallery, London
Degree Show 2008, Central St Martins, London

2008

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