Nathan Walker is a performance artist and poet from West Cumbria. His work explores and constructs relationships between performance and writing. Based in York, he is co-founder of performance art organisation Oui Performance with Victoria Gray, and teaches at York St John University.

His book Condensations was published in 2017 by Uniformbooks. Condensations ranges language; a collection of slow-collage-word-terrains constructed following a residency at the Armitt Museum and Library in Ambleside, Cumbria in summer 2016.

His book of computer generated Event Scores, Action Score Generator, was published by If P Then Q in 2015 and his long poem Tek Hod was published by Dock Road Press in 2016.

Nathan Walker CV

Born 1985, Cumbria, UK
Lives and works in York, UK

Co-Founder with Victoria Gray of Oui Performance

Selected performances and exhibitions

2017 North by North West Poetry Tour, Zimzalla, Enemies, UK
2016 Storm & Golden Sky, Liverpool, UK
2016 Gramaphone Raygun 1, Everyman Theatre Bistro, Liverpool, UK
2016 English PEN Modern Literature Festival, Rich Mix, London, UK
2016 Flare 2, Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
2016 Cumulator 5, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
2015 Drafting, Baltic 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
2015 The Enemies Project: Coratia, Rich Mix, London
2015 If P then Q Book Launch, Hardy Tree Gallery, London
2015 Word Work, &Model Gallery, Leeds, UK
2014 Experimentica, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK
2014 Shady Dealings with Language, Bökship, London, UK
2014 The Other Room, Manchester, UK
2013 In Conversation, Performance Space, London, UK
2013 Duo Days w/ Victoria Gray, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, NI
2013 Tertulia, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
2012 PAErsche, Künstlerforum, Bonn, DE
2011 COPY // Double w/ Victoria Gray, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK
2011 (in)Xclusion, East Street Arts, Leeds, UK
2011 XTC, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London
2011 Performance Space, London
2011 Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2011 Action Weekend, Performance Space, London
2010 Oui Performance #1, Bar Lane Studio Basement, York, UK
2010 Oui Performance #0, Bar Lane Studio Basement, York, UK
2010 RITE, PSL Project Space Leeds, UK
2010 Oui Performance -#0, Space 109 Walmgate, York, UK
2009 In The Flesh, Plymouth Arts Center, UK
2009 SPILL Festival of Performance, National Theatre, London
2009 Eulengasse Gallery, Frankfurt, DE
2008 Proximity Effect, Plymouth Arts Center, UK

Books

Condensations (Uniformbooks, 2017)
Ten Hod (Dock Road Press, 2016)
Action Score Generator (if p then q, 2014)

Poems

2017 Contemporary Poetry Series Vol 1 No 4, Corbel Stone Press (w/ Chris McCabe)
2016 Mute Sound ‘1 Minute Autohypnosis’ No. 38
2015 Datableed Magazine Issue 2
2015 Terrible Beauty Fanzine
2015 Huellkurven Magazine Issue 4
2015 The Other Room Anthology
2014 Huellkurven Magazine Issue 2
2011 Soanyway Magazine
2010 RITE, New Work Network

Selected Commissions & Residencies

2017 The Verb, BBC Radio 3, Broadcast 03/03/17
2016 Armitt Museum & Gallery, Ambleside, Cumbria
2014 Performance Space, London
2012 Mercy, Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Liverpool
2011 Project Space Leeds, Leeds

Education

2019 PhD (In Progress), University of Salford, Manchester, UK
2013 Recognised Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2008 MA, Dartington College of Art, Devon, UK
2003 BA, York St John University, York, UK

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