Luke Fowler

British artist, filmmaker and musician Luke Fowler (1978) has developed a practice that is, at the same time, singular and collaborative, poetic and political, structural and documentary, archival and deeply human. With an emphasis on communities of people, outward thinkers and the history of the left, his 16mm films tell the stories of alternative movements in Britain, from psychiatry to photography to music to education. Whilst some of his early films dealt with music and musicians as subjects, in later works sound itself becomes a key concern. Fowler lives and works in Glasgow.

Luke Fowler was nominated for the Turner Prize (2012) and has won the Derek Jarman Award (2008), the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Visual Arts (2010) and the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award (2010), amongst others. He has had solo shows in institutions, such as Museum Dr. Guislain (Gent), The University of Chicago, Whitechapel Gallery, ICA - Institute for Contemporary Arts, Serpentine Gallery (London), The Modern Institute (Glasgow), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen), Kunsthalle Zürich (Zurich).

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