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Che Guevara
Gavin Turk
Che Guevara


Billboard poster

304.8 x 792.5 cm
Gavin Turk Right Hand and Forearm
Gavin Turk
Gavin Turk Right Hand and Forearm


Silkscreen on paper

86 x 68 cm
Identity Crisis
Gavin Turk
Identity Crisis


Screen print and light box

172 x 112 x 16 cm
Gavin Turk


Painted steel

183.5 x 373 x 184 cm
Unoriginal Signature
Gavin Turk
Unoriginal Signature


Steel, natural sponges and pigment paint accompanied by working drawing

180 x 950 cm

Gavin Turk's BIOGRAPHY

Born in Guildford, UK in 1967
Lives and works in London, UK


CAC Malaga, Spain
Almine Rech, Paris

Turkey Foil, Aurel Scheibler, Berlin
Gavin Turk Ltd,Paul Stolper Gallery, London
Jazzz, Sean Kelly, New York
The Mirror Stage, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Burnt Out, Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland
Piss Off, Gallerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Gavin Turk, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels

The Negotiation of Purpose, GEM, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands,
toured to Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble
Me as Him, Riflemaker Gallery, London
The Font Project, Fine Art Society, London

Last Year in Eggenberg (The Paradise Show), Schloss Eggenberg, Graz, Austria
Wanted, The Suburban, Chicago
Waste Not, Want Not, Galleri Veggerby, Copenhagen

The Paradise Project, Schloss Egenburg, Austria
Melange, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Ha Ha Ha!, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris

White Elephant, Sean Kelly, New York
The Golden Thread, White Cube, London

Spare Change, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
The Che Gavara Story, The New Foundry, East London
Subsistence, Galleri Veggerby, Copenhagen
Et in Arcadia Eggo, Roche Court, Salisbury

Copper Jubilee, The New Art Gallery, Walsall

More Stuff, Centre D'Art Contemporain, Geneva
Gavin Turk fig-1 project, fig 1, London

The Importance of Being Ernesto, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

The Stuff Show, South London Gallery, London

Unoriginal Signature, Habitat, Kings Road, London
Gavin Turk, (Part of British Art in Rome) Galleria D'Art De Crescenzo & Vesti, Rome

Turkish, Aurel Schiebler, Cologne

Collected Works 1989-1993, Denmark St, London
A Marvellous Force of Nature, White Cube , London
A Night out with Gavin Turk, Victoria Public House, Bapisha Gosh, London and Schiefer Haus, Cologne

Signature, Bipasha Ghosh, London


No Show, Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York, New York, USA
Magritte and Light, Almine Recch, Paris, France
Pop Life: Art in a Material World, Tate Modern, London, England

Rock My Religion, Domnus Artium, Salamanca, Spain
Presque Rein II, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England
Shaping A Space II, Mario Sequeira Gallery, Braga, Portugal
Demons, Yarns & Tales: Tapestries by Contemporary Artists, The Dairy, London, England
The Art of Chess, Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Cancelled, Erased, and Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, New York, USA

Starstruck, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall
Unfinished Syphony, Fine Art Society, London
Freaks Show, Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon, Lyon

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, Shirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Mima Draw, Middlesborough, Middlesborough

Art Out of Place, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich
Summer Exhibition 2005, Royal Academy, London
London Calling, Gallerie Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway
25th Annual Series - ICI New York Studio Events, New York
The Stuff of Life, Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol
Et Maintenant?, Crac space, Alsace
Superstars, Kunshalle, Vienna
M City, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria

Chaim Soutine, Happy Sailor, London
The Christmas Exhibition
Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh
Art 4 All, Tea Building, London
The (de) Construction of Living, Odapark Foundation, Netherlands
Paper Democracy, Edificio Cultura Inglesa, Sao Paulo, Brasil
Printers Inc.: Recent British Prints, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

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

It's Unfair, Museum de Pavilijeons, Netherlands
Face Off, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop. Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Art Tube 01, Circle Line, London
Second Skin, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

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

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

Officina Europa, Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna
Now It's My Turn to Scream. Works by Contemporary British Artists from the Logan
Self Evident, Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta
Skin Deep, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Gronningen 1999, Charlottenbrog, Copenhagen
Mode of Art, Kunstverein, Dusseldorf
Multiple Choice, Mexico & Brasil
Sensation, Brooklyn Museum of Modern Art, New York

UK Maximum Diversity, Galerie Krinzinger, Benger Fabrik Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria
Dinstinctive Elements: Contemporary British Art Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
New Displays, The Canon Photography Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Bathroom, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York
Cultivated, Feeringbury Manor / Firstsite, Colchester
Drawing Itself, London Institute Gallery, London
Heatwave, The Waiting Room, School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton; Shoreditch
Camouflage 2000, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris

Sensation, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Material Culture, Hayward Gallery, London
Renovate, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Dissolution, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London
Mutants, Galerie Philippe Rizzo, Paris
All of a Sudden II, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne

Plastic, Richard Salmon, London; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
Other Men's Flowers, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne; The British School at Rome, Rome
Private View, The Bowes Museum/Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Two Seconds. Nine Months, Bankside London
Fuck Off, Bank, London
Museum Vitale, Museum SchloĂź Morsbroich, Leverkusen
All of a Sudden, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
Sex & Crime, Springel Museum, Hannover
Works on Paper, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Young British Artists III, Saatchi Collection, London
Mito [Myth], Museo Dell'arredo, Ravenna, Italy
Hardcore (Part II), Factual Nonsense, London
Other Men's Flowers, Icebox, Athens
Beauty is Fluid, Dering Street, London
Contemporary British Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Dissolution, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London

Karaoke & Football, Portikus, Frankfurt
The Shuttle, Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin
The Fate Worse than Death, Hoxton Square, London
Minatures, The Agency, London
Other Men's Flowers, Factual Nonsense, London

Seventeen, Greenwich Street, New York
Molteplici/Cultura, Speaker Project, Rome
The Tattoo Collection, Jennifer Flay, Paris
London Portfolio, Karsten Schubert, London
Il Mistero dei 100 Dollari Scomparsi, GioMarconi, Milan

Clove Gallery Show, Clove gallery, London