Ahren Warner

b. 1986, United Kingdom

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). 

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