Alaena Turner


I am currently completing a practice-based PhD at the University of Leeds, supported by a full WRoCAH scholarship (2015-19). I have presented research papers at UAL's 'Paradox' conference (London, Sep 2017) and the European Art Research Network's conferences (Venice Sep 2017, Brussels Oct 2016, London Nov 2015) and contributed to panel discussions hosted by the PaintClub research network at Griffin Gallery, London (2015) and Wimbledon School of Art and Design, UAL, London (2015).

Prior to my PhD study I was appointed Honorary Research Fellow of the Materials Research Project of Slade School of Fine Art (2013-14). Previous curatorial projects have included, The Everynight, Torreloft Project Space, Copenhagen, Dec 2017. Ingredients, Method, Serving Suggestion, A.P.T Gallery, London, July-Sep 2016 (awarded the A.P.T Curatorial Fellowship 2016) and Slow, Thick Fingers, Kingsgate Project Space, Feb 2016. Recent exhibitions include, The Kiss…, curated by Dan Howard-Birt, Intersession Gallery, Northampton, Nov 2017, AutoAgents, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, Nov-Jan, 2016-17, Seed, Passatge Studio at SWAB Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona, Sep 2016, Summer Mix, TURPS Gallery, London, July 2015, Hmn…, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak and Anne Tallentire, Holborn Library, London, Feb 2015 and At the Point of Gesture, curated by David Ryan, Wimbledon Space, London, Jan-March 2015

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  • MA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, 2008
  • BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL, 2006