1967 Born in Guildford, UK
Lives and works in London


1989 - 91 The Royal College of Art

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2018 Gavin Turk Works, Maruani Mercier & Hadida, Paris
God is Gone, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2017 History of Art , Mimmo Scognamiglio artecontemporanea; Milan
Cracks in Reality, Marta Herford GmbH
Give In, Ben Brown Fine Arts London
2016 Who What When Where How and Why, Newport Street Gallery, London
GT, Jablonka Maruani Mercier Gallery, Brussels
Petroleum, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, USA
Gavin Turk: The Box, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
2015 Wittgenstein’s Dream, Freud Museum, London
A Vision, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Yard, CCA Andratx
Gav (Library Bar), Bruchium - Al Forno, Venice
Golden Delicious, Louisa Guinness Gallery, London
2014 Seven Billion Two Hundred and One Million Nine Hundred and Sixty-Four Thousand and Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight, The Bowes Museum, Newgate
Vestige, Fondation Frances, Senlis, France
Pense Bête, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen
A, Ben Brown Gallery, Hong Kong
We Are One, New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery Roche Court,
Liqueur D'Expédition, Christian Larsen, Stockholm
2013 Vanacular, The Gervasuti Foundation, Venice
L’amour fou, David Nolan Gallery, New York
2012 Gavin & Turk, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Gavin Turk, Patricia Low Contemporary Geneva, Geneva
2011 Jack Shit!, Aeroplastics, Brussels
Before The World Was Round, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Me as He, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad
2010 Something Like This, Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul
En Face, Almine Rech, Paris
En Face, Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Malaga
2009 The Mirror Stage, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
Turkey Foil, ScheiblerMitte, Berlin
Gavin Turk Ltd., Paul Stolper in collaboration with RS & A Ltd., London
Gavin Turk - Jazzz, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
2008 Gavin Turk, Aeroplastics, Brussels
Burnt Out, Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland
2007 The Negotiation of Purpose, GEM, Museum voor actuele Kunst, Den Haag
Me as Him, Riflemaker Gallery, London
2006 Wanted, The Surburban, Chicago
Waste Not, Want Not, Galleri Veggerby, Copenhagen
The Font Project, Fine Art Society, London
2005 Ha Ha Ha! Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
White Elephant, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
2004 Gavin Turk: Faces, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh
Faces: A Print Portfolio by Gavin Turk, Paul Stolper, London
The Golden Thread, White Cube, London
2003 Gavin Turk, Galleri Veggerby, Copenhagen
Gavin Turk, Oki-ni, Savile Row, London
Et in arcadia eggo, New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, Salisbury
Gavin Turk In The House, Sherborne House, Dorset
Spare Change, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
2002 Copper Jubilee, The New Art Gallery, Walsall
2000 More Stuff, Centre D'Art Contemporain, Geneva
Gavin Turk fig-1 project, fig 1, London
1998 The Stuff Show, South London Gallery, London
1997 Gavin Turk (Salon), Charing Cross Road, London
1996 Unoriginal Signature, Habitat, Kings Road, London
1995 Turkish, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
1993/94 Collected Works 1989-1993, 8 Denmark Street, Jay Jopling, London
1993 A Marvellous Force of Nature, White Cube, London
A Night out with Gavin Turk, Victoria Public House, Bipasha Gosh, London and Schiefer Haus, Cologne
1992 Signature, Bipasha Ghosh/Jay Jopling, London

Group shows (selection)

2019 Au rendez-vous des amis, Aurel Scheibler, Berlin
2018 Dialogues With A Collection, Laure Genillard Gallery, London
Play, PLAY KORTRIJK, Belgium
Il Terzo Giorno, Palazzo del Governatore, Parma, Italy
In My Shoes: Art & The Self Since The 1990's; Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle
2017 Poor Art : Arte Povera, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London
Turkish Tulips, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, UK
Doublethink: Double Vision, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Proof of Life, Weserburg Museum of Modern Art
Collection, Gervasuti Foundation, Venice
2016 NEON: The Charged Line, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK
Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London
In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Sculpture in the City, City of London
Found, The Foundling Museum, London
2015 The Wanderer’s Nightsong II, C&C Gallery, London
Self: Image and Identity: Self-Portraiture from Van Dyck to Louise Bourgeois, Turner Contemporary, London
Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York
Chercher Le Garçon, MAC VAL Musée d’Art contemporain val-de-marne
Watershed: Art, play and the politics of water, Hall Place & Gardens, Bexley
At the Crack of Dawn, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen
Yard, CCA Andtrax Mallorca
Fall of the Rebel Angels, Venice Biennale
2014 Paper - Smac Gallery, Stellenbosch / Cape Town
Lifelike, Phoenix Art Museum
Post Pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery
Paparazzi - Photographers, stars and artists, Centre Pompidou Metz
2013 White Light / White Heat Glasstress, 55th Venice Biennale
Let me introduce you..., Updown Gallery, Kent
2012/13 The Fabricated Object, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London
The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, Royal College of Art, London
2012 John Bauer, Sylvie Fleury, Gary Hume, David Lachapelle, Marilyn Minter, Anselm Reyle, Gavin Turk, Gallery Patricia Low Contemporary
Made in Britain, Benaki Museum, Athens
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Curator´s Series #5 - Bouvard and Pécuchet´s Compendious Quest for Beauty, David Roberts Art Foundation, London
Déjà-vu? The Art of Reproduction from Dürer to YouTube, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe
The End, Jacobs Island Gallery, London
SNAP - Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh
PLATE, Herrick Gallery, London
London Twelve, City Gallery Prague, Prague
Street, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
2011 Kraftwerk Depot: Wie Kunst altert, MARTa Herford
Color of Flux, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen
Fountain Show, Dispari & Dispari Project, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Wax, Sensation in Contemporary Sculpture, Copenhagen Gallery of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
2010 Identity Theft, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Milan
The Winter Show, I8 Gallery, Reykjavik
Heft: Weight and Touch in Contemporary Sculpture, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester
Peeing Tom, Vegas Gallery, London
Sur Le Dandysme Aujourd'Hui, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostella
Banners of Persuasion, Demons, Yarns & Tales, James Cohan Gallery, New York
Pop Life, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
2009 Pop Life, Tate Modern, London
Pop My Cherry, Patricia Low Gallery, Geneva
Fresh Out of the Box, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
No Show, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, NYC
Something That I'll Never Really See - Comtemporary Photography from the V&A, Bradford Museum, Bradford
53. Venice Biennale, Italia
2008 Demons, Yarns & Tales, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
American and British Artists, Galleria Il Cerchio, Italy
Piss Off, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Starstruck, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall

2007 The Negotiation of Purpose, Magasin - Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
Unfinished Symphony, Fine Art Society, London
The Freak Show, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon
2006 In Between, Galleria Presenca, Portugal

Beauty and the Beast, National Trust Stourhead

Che Guevara: Revolutionary and Icon, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Dark Matter, White Cube Gallery, London

Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

Mima Draw, Middlesborough
Art Out of Place, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
Summer Exhibition 2005, Royal Academy, London
London Calling, Galleri Kaare Berntsen, Oslo
25th Annual Series - ICI New York Studio Events, New York
The Stuff of Life, Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol
Et Maintenant?, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, France
Superstars, Kunsthalle, Vienna
M City, Kunsthaus, Graz
2004 The Christmas Exhibition 2004, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh 

Art 4 All, Tea Building, London
The (de) Construction of Living, Odapark Foundation, the Netherlands
Paper Democracy, Edificio Cultura Inglesa, Sao Paulo
Printers Inc.: Recent British Prints, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
2003 Bag Lady, Cell Project Space, London
The Art of Reinvention, Hotbath Gallery, Bath
Sculpture, London Institute Gallery, London 

Artlab Especial, Mobile Home, London
FRESH: Contemporary British Artists in Print, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh 
Independence, South London Gallery, London
Cool Lustre, Collection Lambert en Avignon, London
Let's See the Nature in You, Pepperton Gallery, London
2002 It's Unfair, Museum de Pavilijeons, the Netherlands
Face Off, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge 

Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop, Tate Liverpool
Art Tube 01, Circle Line, London

Second Skin, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2001 Teeth and Trousers, Ideal House, London
Tattoo Show, Modern Art, London 

Summer Exhibition 2001, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Conversation, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
Please Disturb Me, Great Eastern Hotel, London
Dead, The Roundhouse, London
Century City, Tate Modern, London
2000 In Memoriam, The New Art Gallery, Walsall
Conversation, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
Ever get the feeling you've been…, A22 Projects, London
Warning shots, Royal Armories Museum, Leeds
Out There, White Cube2, London
Ant Noises 2, Saatchi Gallery, London
White Ass European Cowboys, Rob Malasch / Galerie Serieuze Zaken, Amsterdam
Art at the Dome, Greenwich, London
Psycho, Anne Faggionato, London
1999 Officina Europa, Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna
Now It's My Turn to Scream. Works by Contemporary British Artists from the Logan Collection, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Self Evident, Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta, GA
Skin Deep, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Grønningen 1999, Charlottenbrog, Copenhagen
Mode of Art, Kunstverein, Düsseldorf
Multiple Choice, Mexico & Brasil
 Sensation, Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art
1998 Neuerwerbungen, Museum Schloß Morsbroich
Camouflage 2000, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Feeringbury VIII, Firstsite Minories Gallery, Colchester
1997 Sensation, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Mutants, Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris
All of a sudden II, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
Dissolution, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
Renovate, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Material Culture, The Object in British Art of the 1980's and 90's', Hayward Gallery, London
1996 Works on Paper, IMMA, Dublin
Fuck Off, Bank, London
Two Seconds, Nine Months, (curated by Maria Marshall), London
All of a sudden, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
Sex & Crime, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
Private View, The Bowes Museum/Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Other Men's Flowers, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
British Art, De Crescenzo & Viesti, Rome
Plastic, Richard Salmon London, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Museum Vitale, Museum Schloß Morsbroich, Leverkusen
1995 Young British Artists III, Saatchi Collection, London
Beauty is Fluid, Dering Street, London
Contemporary British Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
Mito, Museo Dell' Arredo Contemporaneo, Ravenna
Other Men's Flowers, Icebox, Athens
Hardcore (Part II), Factual Nonsense, London
1994 Karaoke (Fussball - WM), Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
Karaoke, South London Gallery, London
The Shuttle, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
The Fete worse than Death, Hoxton Square
Minatures, The Agency, London
Other Men's Flowers, Factual Nonsense, London