Alex Turgeon (b. Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist concerned with how the poetic space of architecture and the built space of language can embody a queer subjectivity through the formal positioning of material and poetic text. His artistic practice finds forms through sculpture, video, performance, drawing amongst other expanded media.
Turgeon received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2010) and his MFA from Rutgers University (2020). His work has been presented at Franz Kaka and Art Metropole (Toronto) Or Gallery (Vancouver), Tate (Liverpool), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Ashley (Berlin), Tunnel Tunnel (Lausanne), San Serriffe (Amsterdam), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius) and as part of ‘Poetry as Practice’ an online exhibition hosted by Rhizome and the New Museum (New York). Love Poems for Ceres, his first collection of poetry was published with Broken Dimanche Press, Berlin (2017). In 2023 he will participate as the first Canadian artist in residence as part of the Junge Akademie program at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Turgeon lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Memorize (Blue), 2022
IBM Selectric II on paper with magnets affixed to steel
Ontario Beefcake, 2022
IBM Selectric II on paper, wood and brass hanging materials