David Garner

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Name: David Garner

Job title: Artist

Organisation: N/A

Discipline: Visual Art


David is a Welsh installation artist known for his use of found objects and overtly political themes. He was born in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, and studied at Newport and Cardiff College of Art and then the Royal College of Art in London.

Garner is one of Wales’ leading visual artists, having exhibited work alongside internationally acclaimed artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer, Bill Viola and Mark Wallinger. He has exhibited widely including the National Museum Cardiff, the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, and the Hubert Winter Gallery in Vienna.

His work has been purchased by the National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Contemporary Arts Society of Wales and the ‘Richard and Rosemary Wakelin Purchase Award’. He was awarded the Ivor Davies Award for work that ‘conveys the spirit of activism in the struggle for language, culture and politics in Wales’. Most recently Garner was shortlisted to represent Wales in Venice for 2019.


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