Alaena Turner is a practice-based PhD candidate at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds. She completed an MA in Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (2006-8) and a BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, UAL (2003-6). In 2016 Turner was the recipient of the A.P.T Curatorial Fellowship, producing an exhibition'Ingredients, Method, Serving Suggestion' which explored models of co-production through re-enacting recipes and artist instructions. This developed from an earlier research project 'Dinner with Picasso'(2014), funded by a small research award from the Institute of Making, exploring the relationship between art and food. Prior to this Turner worked in the graduate painting department of Slade School of Fine Art as Honorary Research Associate of the Materials Research Project (2013).