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 projects include a photobook and novella – I will pay to make it bigger, and the curation of a group exhibition, Stilled Images, at The Tube (Palma de Mallorca, 2023).
BOOKS | EXHIBITIONS
I'm totally killing your vibes
We have a space for your every mood
(Solo, TJ Boulting, 2022)
With whom we mutually communicate?
(Group, Copeland Gallery x 229 Scribbles, 2022)
London Grads Now 21
(Group, Saatchi Gallery, 2021)
The sea is spread and cleaved and furled
Bloomberg New Contemporaries
(Group, South London Gallery, 2020)
Get out of my star chart
(Group, Nikola Tesla Museum, Zagreb, 2020)
Mas a la poesia
(Screening, Centro de cultura digital, Mexico City, 2018)
Hello. Your promise has been extracted
(Group, Great North Museum, Newcastle, 2016)
EU National Institute of Cultures
(Screening, British Council, Athens, 2016)
Pretty (Bloodaxe, 2013)
Confer (Bloodaxe, 2011)
RE: (Donut, 2010)