Herwig Turk lives and works in Vienna. His projects probe the interconnectivity of the fields of art, technology and science. From 2010 to 2013, he has been artist in residence at the Instituto da Medicina Molecular (IMM), Lisbon. From 2003 to 2009, Turk worked together with Paulo Pereira, head of the Department of Ophthalmology at IBILI (Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences) at the University of Coimbra.
In recent years, his work has been shown at venues such as the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, the Seoul Museum of Art, the Neues Museum Weserburg in Bremen, the Media Art Laboratory TESLA, the Galerie Georg Kargl in Vienna and the Transmediale in Berlin, to mention only these. Herwig Turk is currently working on a monographic exhibition for the Carinthian Museum of Modern Art (MMKK). Since 2014 he works as Senior Artist at the department Social Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.Visit Artist‘s website
Herwig Turk on anti-utopias
In this body of work, eighteen photographs, Turk takes six pieces of laboratory equipment out of their context, removes them from their assigned position...
In a space-occupying video installation, Herwig Turk shows INVERSUM (2008), a work with a visual focus on states of approach and distance in the desolate...