Ahren Warner writes, makes films and takes photographs. Recent books include The sea is spread and cleaved and furled (2020), Hello. Your promise has been extracted (2017) and Pretty (2013) , for which he has received awards including an Arts Foundation Fellowship, Eric Gregory Award and three Poetry Book Society Recommendations. He has exhibited or screened film and photography at venues including the South London Gallery, Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico City), EUNIC/British Council (Athens) and Great North Museum (Newcastle). His current 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 new collection of poems, I'm *totally* killing your vibes (Bloodaxe, 2022) and a photobook A Cat Wanders into the Field (Prototype, 2023).
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)
RE: (Donut, 2010)
TJ BOULTING / LONDON (forthcoming 2022) • TREE ART MUSEUM (BEIJING) x 229 SCRIBBLES / LONDON (forthcoming 2022) • 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)