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Edward Thomasson (born 1985, Stoke-on-Trent, UK) makes plays, performances, videos and drawings about the complexity of social and sexual interaction. Often collaborating with groups of trained and untrained performers, his work uses song, dance and enactment to describe the ways we come together to try to understand each other and build relationships. His drawings and watercolours depict the performance of daily routines and group actions. They explore how language, power and social standards move through our interactions and organise our behaviour. These works often act as containers for Thomasson’ ...
Thomasson lives and works in London. Selected solo performances and exhibitions include Find a Problem to Solve, Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland (2019); I Woke Up This Morning, Studio Voltaire, London, UK and Focal Point Gallery, Southend, UK (2019); Rhythm and Blues, West Space, Melbourne (2018); Other People, Southard Reid, London, UK, (2016); The Present Tense, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK (2014); Just About Managing, Southard Reid, London, UK, Inside, South London Gallery, London, UK (publication), South Londo ...
Selected group exhibitions include Other Rooms, Artist’s Association Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2020); United by AIDS - An Exhibition about Loss, Remembrance, Activism and Art in Response to HIV/AIDS, Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland (2019); CONDO, Southard Reid, London, UK (2018); Brace Brace, 29 Percy Street, London, UK (2017); The Ultimate Vessel, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, Scotland (2016); Coded Conduct, Pilar Corrias Gallery London, UK (2013); One Another’s Company, IMT Gallery, London (2011); Bloomberg New Co ...
He holds an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, 2011, and a BFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2007.