Alec Finlay (Scotland, 1966-) is an artist & poet whose work crosses over a range of media and forms – poetry, visual poems, poem-objects, sculpture, collage, audio-visual, artist blogs, and new technology. Much of Finlay’s work considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape and ecology, with a specific interest in place-awareness, hutopianism, and rewilding. He is also known for his political and social activism. Recent work includes Swarm (ASX) for the Sydney Biennale; A Variety of Cultures permanent artwork installation at Jupiter Artland; and HUTOPIA for the Fondazione Prada exhibition ‘Machines á penser’ at the Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Dieter Roelstraete.
Finlay established morning star publications in 1990. He has published over forty books and won six Scottish Design Awards, including two Grand Prix Awards (2001, 2015). Recent publications include the Scottish Design Award nominated a far-off land (2018); gathering published by Hauser & Wirth (2018); th’ fleety wud(2017), minnmouth (2017), A Variety of Cultures (2016), ebban an’ flowan (2015), and Global Oracle (2014).