Tim Etchells (b. 1962, UK) is an artist and writer based in the UK whose work shifts between performance, visual art and fiction. Living and working between London and Sheffield, he has produced major commissions for public space internationally and has been presented in museums, galleries, biennales and fairs, including: Tate Modern, Hayward Gallery, Gasworks, and Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK; Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK; BALTIC, Gateshead, UK; Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT; Kunstverein Braunschweig, DE; Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, DE; Jakopič Gallery, Ljubljana, SI; Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, PL; Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK; Gotenburg International Biennale, SE; Manifesta 7, Rovereto, IT; Frieze Sculpture, London, UK; Perf4m ARTISSIMA, Turin, IT; and FIAC, Palais De Decouverte, Paris, FR. 

Etchells has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment. He is currently Professor of Performance & Writing at Lancaster University. Tim’s collection of short fiction Endland is published by And Other Stories, 2019. Etchells’ work is held in private and public collections internationally. His performance work ‘Moving Words’ (2019) was recently acquired by Tate, UK. https://timetchells.com/