Nick Thurston is the author of two books plus some twenty journal articles and artists’ pages. He is also the co-author of two pocketbooks, the latest of which, Do or DIY (2012), is being translated into Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
Thurston has performed and exhibited internationally. His print and sculptural works are held in public and private collections around Europe including the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Leeds City Art Gallery and The Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris). His bookworks are collected by the V&A (London), Tate (London) and MoMA (New York) amongst other institutions; and since 2006 he has been Co-editor of the independent artists’ book publishing imprint Information as Material (York), with whom he was Writer in Residence at the Whitechapel Gallery (London) 2011-2012.
He has been an Associate and Visiting Lecturer at various art academies in the UK since 2007, and in September 2012 joined the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.
Forthcoming exhibitions include ‘Postscript’ at the Denver Museum of Modern Art (touring), and forthcoming critical work includes the essay “What Was Conceptual Writing” in the University of Chicago Press volume, Writing After Conceptual Art (due 2013). A new artists’ book of poems, Of The Subcontract will be released in late Spring 2013, after which he will be Artist in Residence at The Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin).