Edward Thomasson

Edward Thomasson, installation view at the South London Gallery, 2012. Photo: Andy Keate.

Edward Thomasson was the inaugral South London Gallery Graduate Resident from 2011 - 2012.

In October 2011 Edward Thomasson moved into the SLG’s Outset Artists’ Flat as the recipient of the inaugural Nina Stewart Artist Residency. For six months he benefited from a studio courtesy of SPACE and a programme of mentoring from SLG and SPACE staff, as well as invited curators and other experts, culminating in a solo exhibition, Inside, in the SLG’s first floor galleries from March – May 2012.

During the residency Thomasson used the flat as the location for a series of practical workshops forming the basis of a new video and series of drawings born from his interest in the use of performance as a strategy for negotiating everyday life. To accompany the exhibition a publication of the same title, Inside, was commissioned, and in 2013 Thomasson produced an exclusive limited edition print, Jasmine Printing,  both available from  the SLG shop.

Edward Thomasson was born in 1985 in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. He lives and works in London. Thomasson also collaborates with Lucy Beech on performance and video works. He completed his BA at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 2007 and went on to gain an MA at Slade School of Fine Art, London, 2009–2011. Selected exhibitions and performances include: Pressure, Southard Reid, London, 2016; Volunteers, David Roberts Art Foundation Studio, London, 2015; The Ultimate Vessal, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, 2015; Escape Routes, Assembly Hall, Indian YMCA, London, 2014; The Present Tense, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2013; Coded Conduct, Pilar Corrias, London, 2013; Just About Managing, Southard Reid, London, 2012; Find A Problem To Solve, Furini Arte Contemporanea, Rome, 2012. Collaborative presentations with Lucy Beech include: Together, Tate Britain, London, 2017; Public Relations, Maureen Paley, London, 2016; Passive Aggressive 3, Frieze Live, Frieze London the boys, the girls and the political, Lisson Gallery, London, 2015; Passive Aggressive 2, Camden Arts Centre, London, 2014; Passive Aggressive, Yapi Kredi Cultural Center, Istanbul, 2013; and Left Behind Together, Outpost, Norwich, 2013. Awards and residencies include: Artist in Residence, St John’s College, Oxford, 2017; David Roberts Art Foundation Studio Residency, 2016; Chisenhale Gallery CREATE Residency, 2012-14; and the LUX Associate Artists Programme, 2012-2013.

The Nina Stewart Artist Residency with the South London Gallery and SPACE is funded by The Nina and Roger Stewart Charitable Trust, with additional support from Bloomberg.