Ahren Warner writes, makes films and takes photographs. Recent books include I'm totally killing your vibes (2022), The sea is spread and cleaved and furled (2020), and Hello. Your promise has been extracted (2017), for which he has received awards including an Arts Foundation Fellowship, Eric Gregory Award and three Poetry Book Society Recommendations.

 

He has exhibited photography, moving-image and installation at galleries and institutions, including a recent solo show at TJ Boulting (London), Saatchi Gallery (London), South London Gallery, Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico City), EUNIC/British Council (Athens) and Great North Museum (Newcastle).

 

His practice is conceived as an ongoing process of lyric writing, experimental film and expanded photography, engaged in thinking about the slippages and impasses between affect and logic, globalised networks of capital, people and variant  forms of contemporary illiberalism, all processed through the often contingent documentation of desires, drive and consumption.

 

Upcoming publications include a photobook –  A Cat Wanders into the Field –  due to be published by Prototype in 2023. 

BOOKS 

A Cat Wanders Into the Field (Prototype, 2023)

I'm totally killing your vibes  (Bloodaxe, 2022)

The sea is spread and cleaved and furled (Prototype, 2020)

Hello. Your promise has been extracted (Bloodaxe, 2017)

Pretty (Bloodaxe, 2013)

Confer (Bloodaxe, 2011)

RE: (Donut, 2010)

EXHIBITIONS etc.

TJ BOULTING / LONDON  • TREE ART MUSEUM (BEIJING) x 229 SCRIBBLES / LONDON  • SAATCHI GALLERY / LONDON GRADS NOW 21 (2021) • SOUTH LONDON GALLERY / BLOOMBERG NEW CONTEMPORARIES (2020) • ART ZAGREB/ GET OUT OF MY STAR CHART! (2020) • NOVI SAD / INTERNATIONAL NOVI SAD LITERATURE FESTIVAL (2019) • MEXICO CITY / CENTRO DE CULTURA DIGITAL (2018)  • SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE / SAN MIGUEL POETRY WEEK (2018) • LONDON / THE POETRY SOCIETY (2017) • ARVON FOUNDATION (2017) • NEWCASTLE POETRY FESTIVAL (2017) • ATHENS / EU NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF CULTURE (2016) • ATHENS / BRITISH COUNCIL (2016) • NEWCASTLE / GREAT NORTH MUSEUM (2016) • LONDON / THE PRINT ROOM (2016) • PARIS / BRITISH COUNCIL (2015) • ATHENS / BRITISH COUNCIL ATHENS (2015) • StANZA INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL (2014) • LONDON / ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE (2013) • BBC PROMS (2013) • LONDON / ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL (2012)