Alex Turgeon by Ricardo May 17, 2018 0 Portfolios

Alex Turgeon (b. 1988, Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian artist based in Berlin. He received his BFA from Emily Carr University in 2010. Turgeon’s artistic practice operates at the intersection of poetry, performance and sculptural installation by way of extrapolating poetry out of the seemingly benign conditions found within domestic industries, allegorical narratives based in folklore and fairy-tale, definitions of sexuality and masculinity as well as ideologies defined through the economies of capitalism. His work has been presented at the Tate (Liverpool), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Trans Art Triennial, Center, Ashley, Éclair, Spike Art, After the Eclipse, Blackland, Babes Bar (Berlin), Franz Kaka, Art Metropole (Toronto), Or Gallery (Vancouver), Proxy Gallery, Brown University (Rhode Island), as part of Poetry as Practice online exhibition hosted by Rhizome and the New Museum (New York), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius), Clearview Ltd., French Riviera (London), San Serriffe (Amsterdam), Tunnel Tunnel (Lausanne) and Toves (Copenhagen).