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Renée Turner is an American artist and writer living in the Netherlands. She received her MFA from the University of Arizona, was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie and a researcher at [[Jan van Eyck Academie]].  
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'''Renée Turner''' is an artist and scholar based in [[Rotterdam]].
  
Since 1996 she collaborates with [[Riek Sijbring]] and [[Femke Snelting]] under the name [[De Geuzen|De Geuzen: a foundation for multi-visual research]]. As a collective, their works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at De Appel, Manifesta, the Bienal de Valencia and Stuk. Projects have also been featured in Rhizome, Mute and Thames and Hudson’s Internet Art.  
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After receiving her MFA from the University of Arizona, she moved to the Netherlands where she was an artist resident at the Rijksakademie. This was followed by two years as a researcher in the Theory Department at the [[Jan van Eyck Academie]] in Maastricht. She received a scholarship from the Institute of Creative Technology to pursue a second Master’s degree in Creative Writing and New Media from De Montfort University (Leicester, UK).
  
Parallel to these activities, Turner has produced text-driven pieces for the web that engage in the idiosyncrasies of networked culture. Whether working individually or collaboratively, her projects often employ tactical media to explore female identity, narratives of the archive and online media ecologies. Interdisciplinary education has always been core to her activities. Over the past years, she has taught fine art, design and theory at the Willem de Kooning Academy, St. Joost Art Academy and the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. In 2006 she was awarded a scholarship from the Institute of Creative Technology and received an MA in Creative Writing and New Media from De Montfort University.  
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From 1996 until 2012, she collaborated with [[Riek Sijbring]] and [[Femke Snelting]] under the name [[De Geuzen|De Geuzen: a foundation for multi-visual research]]. Its practice took on a variety of forms and combined art, design, coding, theoretical enquiry, and ongoing dialogue with others. Next to national and international exhibitions at De Appel, ''Manifesta'', and the Bienal de Valencia, De Geuzen’s work has been featured in ''Rhizome, Mute'', and Thames and Hudson’s ''Internet Art''.
  
She served as the Course Director of the [[Networked Media Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam|Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design and Communication: Networked Media]] (2010-11), since 2012 she is the Director of the [[Piet Zwart Institute]].  
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Building on her collaborative practice Turner continued to combine various visual forms of research with online writing to explore female identity, narratives of the archive, media ecologies and spaces of co-learning.  She was awarded a ‘Start Up Grant’ from the Creative Industry Funds and a ‘Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner’ from the Mondriaan Foundation to work with the Castrum Peregrini Foundation. The project, ''[http://www.warpweftmemory.net The Warp and Weft of Memory]'', explores the wardrobe of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht and the ways in which it reflects her life, work, and various histories with the aim of forging connections to the present.
  
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Simultaneous to these activities,  over the past years she has taught art, design and theory at the BA and MA level at different institutions such as the Bergen National Academy of the Arts (Bergen, NO) and St. Joost Academy (Breda, NL). For several years she has worked at the [[Piet Zwart Institute]], Willem de Kooning, Hogeschool Rotterdam. She was a Core Tutor in the MFA programme and later became the Course Director of the [[Networked Media Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam|Master Media Design and Communication Course]] (2010-2011). From 2011-2015, she served as the Director of the Piet Zwart Institute, and currently hold the post of Senior Research Lecturer at the Willem de Kooning Academy. At the Master Education in Arts at the Piet Zwart Institute, she is a graduation supervisor where she focuses on higher art and design education; digital cultures & education; feminist/queer/critical pedagogies; political art and design practices; artistic research, community based practices, creative/expository writing. She is also a PhD supervisor at the for the PhDArts programme at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.
  
http://www.fudgethefacts.com/
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; Publications
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* [http://www.fudgethefacts.com/essays-publications/ A selection of essays and publications]
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; Interviews
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* [http://www.variant.org.uk/pdfs/issue8/Jason_Bowman.pdf "A Cut and Paste Conversation: Renée Turner, the De Geuzen Foundation, and Jason E. Bowman"], ''Variant'' 2:8, Summer 1999.
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* [http://www.fudgethefacts.com/ Personal website]
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* [http://www.warpweftmemory.net The Warp and Weft of Memory]
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* [http://www.geuzen.org/ De Geuzen]

Latest revision as of 11:05, 17 December 2018


Renée Turner, c2014. Photo: Ojodepezfotografia.
Based in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Renée Turner is an artist and scholar based in Rotterdam.

After receiving her MFA from the University of Arizona, she moved to the Netherlands where she was an artist resident at the Rijksakademie. This was followed by two years as a researcher in the Theory Department at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. She received a scholarship from the Institute of Creative Technology to pursue a second Master’s degree in Creative Writing and New Media from De Montfort University (Leicester, UK).

From 1996 until 2012, she collaborated with Riek Sijbring and Femke Snelting under the name De Geuzen: a foundation for multi-visual research. Its practice took on a variety of forms and combined art, design, coding, theoretical enquiry, and ongoing dialogue with others. Next to national and international exhibitions at De Appel, Manifesta, and the Bienal de Valencia, De Geuzen’s work has been featured in Rhizome, Mute, and Thames and Hudson’s Internet Art.

Building on her collaborative practice Turner continued to combine various visual forms of research with online writing to explore female identity, narratives of the archive, media ecologies and spaces of co-learning. She was awarded a ‘Start Up Grant’ from the Creative Industry Funds and a ‘Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner’ from the Mondriaan Foundation to work with the Castrum Peregrini Foundation. The project, The Warp and Weft of Memory, explores the wardrobe of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht and the ways in which it reflects her life, work, and various histories with the aim of forging connections to the present.

Simultaneous to these activities, over the past years she has taught art, design and theory at the BA and MA level at different institutions such as the Bergen National Academy of the Arts (Bergen, NO) and St. Joost Academy (Breda, NL). For several years she has worked at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning, Hogeschool Rotterdam. She was a Core Tutor in the MFA programme and later became the Course Director of the Master Media Design and Communication Course (2010-2011). From 2011-2015, she served as the Director of the Piet Zwart Institute, and currently hold the post of Senior Research Lecturer at the Willem de Kooning Academy. At the Master Education in Arts at the Piet Zwart Institute, she is a graduation supervisor where she focuses on higher art and design education; digital cultures & education; feminist/queer/critical pedagogies; political art and design practices; artistic research, community based practices, creative/expository writing. She is also a PhD supervisor at the for the PhDArts programme at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.

Publications
Interviews
Links