Alaena Turner



b. 1984, Witham, United Kingdom

2015-2019 Practice-based PhD, University of Leeds, Leeds

2006-2008 MA, Fine Art, Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London

2003-2006 BA, Fine Art, Painting, Chelsea College of Art, UAL, London

Recent Exhibitions


2019 ‘Remaking Painting’, Project Space, University of Leeds, Leeds (forthcoming)


2018 ‘The Kiss or Poison Boyfriend or Jesus’s Blood’, Kingsgate Gallery, London

2016-17 ‘AutoAgents’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

2016 ‘Seed’, Passatge Studio at SWAB Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona


2015 Award, A.P.T Curatorial Fellowship, A.P.T Gallery, London

2012 Award, Honorary Research Associate, Materials Research Project, Slade School of Fine Art/ UCL, London

2009 Award/Residency, Emerging Artist Award, Kingsgate Workshops Trust, London

2007 Award, Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Award in Fine Art, UCL, London

Previous artist in 2019

Xiuching Tsay

Next artist in 2019

Klara Vith