Gavin Turk is a British artist known for his conceptual art that challenges traditional notions of authorship and authenticity. He was born on August 20, 1967, in Guildford, Surrey, and grew up in nearby Bagshot.
Turk studied at the Royal College of Art in London, where he became part of the Young British Artists (YBAs) group. His work often involves the use of everyday objects and explores themes such as identity, fame, and consumer culture.
Turk's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Tate Britain, the Venice Biennale, and the Gagosian Gallery in New York. He has received numerous awards, including the Jack Goldhill Award for Sculpture and the Royal Academy's Charles Wollaston Award.
In addition to his art, Turk is also a writer and has published several books, including "The Stuff Show: A Conversation About Art and Society" and "A Year in the Life of Gavin Turk." His work continues to be influential in the world of contemporary art, and he is considered one of the leading conceptual artists of his generation.