Born Dundee, GB, 1982
Nationality GB/NL

edward@edwardthomson.net
www.edwardthomson.net
Edward Clydesdale Thomson (GB/NL) (exhibition documentation Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam).
“Causa Finalis” 2012
Painted steel gate, printed carpet, screen printed cushions, after Robert Lorimer, dimensions variable (exhibition documentation Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam). “Causa Finalis” 2012 Painted steel gate, printed carpet, screen printed cushions, after Robert Lorimer, dimensions variable 'Verdant Sculpture and the abundance of pattern' | 2012 | 2,8x1,8m | Tubular steel Topiary formworks, after Robert Lorimer and printed fabric (Kaiku by Maija Louekari, 2004)
'Verdant Sculpture and the abundance of pattern' | 2012 | 2,8x1,8m | Tubular steel Topiary formworks, after Robert Lorimer and printed fabric (Kaiku by Maija Louekari, 2004)

What kind of ‘image’ of nature is it that surrounds us in our contemporary urban environment? What does the pattern on your bed spread tell you about utopian ideals? What does the landscaping of your local recreation area tell you about a Constitution? How can we approach the intersection of an understanding and appreciation of the representational history of landscape, and a desire to keep on making and looking?

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
2006-2008
Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL (MA)
2002-2003
Royal Academy of Fine Art, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, DK (Erasmus exchange)
2000-2004
Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, GB (BA)
2000
Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive, DK (Fine Art Foundation Year)

Residencies
2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
2009
Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL
2008
Kysten, Trømso, NO

Fellowships/stipends
2011
Rijkman en Irene Groenink-Verboon, NL
2010
Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, NL, 'O&O subsidie', development and production grant
2009
Fonds BKVB, NL, starter stipend
2008
Fonds BKVB, NL, contribution to work budget

Awards
2011
'Lecturis Award 2011'
2011
'Prix de Rome', longlist

(Selected) solo exhibitions
2012 
Causa finalis, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
2011
Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL, (Mkgalerie)
2010
Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, NO, 'Borderline Picturesque & the Recounting Prospect'
2009
SECONDroom, Brussel, BE, 'Edward Clydesdale Thomson'
2007
Nest, Rotterdam, NL, 'Observing Construction'
2006
Schlossmuseum, Quedlinburg, DE, 'tracing changes'
2006
Gelegenheiten, Berlin, DE, 'Influence'
2005
Superhorst, Berlin, DE, 'cells st. peter's seminary Permutationen'

(Selected) group exhibitions
2012 
THE RESEARCH AND DESTROY DEPARTMENT OF BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE
W139, Amsterdam, The Netherland

We are rolling
galerie-j, Geneva, Switzerland

There was a Country where They were all Thieves
Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, NL

Secrete Gardens, tent, Rotterdamt, NL

FlowerCASTELm Keukenhof, NL

2011
Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL, 'Prix de Rome 2011 Beeldende Kunst'

Bari, IT, 'TIME_SPACE_CASUALITY
'
2010

MKgalerie, Rotterdam, NL, 'New Graffiti, Old Revolutions'

Croxhapox, Gent, BE, 'A Group Show'

SD&G, Rotterdam, NL, 'DONE TO A DEAD END & THE DEAD OR ALIVE SALE'

2009

Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL, 'Symphony in White'

Dek 22, Rotterdam, NL, 'Impromptu Affairs'

WDW 653, Rotterdam, NL, 'RaiR #1'

2008

Expodium, Utrecht, NL, 'JUST WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES THAT THING SO DIFFERENT, SO APPEALING?'

Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, NL, 'A Walk in the Park'

Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, NL, 'HC on the move'

TENT, Rotterdam, NL, 'My Travels with Barry', MA Graduation Show

2007

Pakhuismeesteren, Rotterdam, NL, 'This is how it must feel to be there'

Performances / Discussions / Lecture / Workshops
2009
Kurant & Tromsø Art Academy, Tromsø, NO, 'Bleu Berry lying Bitches', workshop
2009
ADA, Rotterdam, NL, 'Open Office for Words', lecture
2009
WDW 63, Rotterdam, NL, 'Imaginary Cinema',  discussion
2009
Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL, 'Imaginary Cinema', screening
2008
Duende, Rotterdam, NL, 'Monkeys on the Water', artist talk
2008
Kysten & Tromsø Art Academy, Tromsø, NO, 'Borderline Picturesque', workshop
2008
Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht, NL, 'Thank you for Not Photographing', performance

(Selected) Publications
2009
NOWISWERE, Contemporary Art Magazine, London, GB, 'A Leopard, Some Monkeys, Numerous Butterflies, Dozens of Peacocks and a Sublime Vista' (essay), issue 4
2008
Expodium, Utrecht, NL, 'Expodium Edition on Art and Urbanism: HC on the Move', artist's contribution: 'Thank you for Not Photographing'
2008
Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL, 'Small Talk with the Janitor', artist's contribution: 'A Walk in the Park'

Teaching activities
2010-2012
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL, guest teacher
2008-2009
Tromsø Art Academy, Tromsø, NO, guest teacher
2008
De Fotovakschool, Rotterdam, NL, project organiser