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Joanne Tatham 
born in 1971 in West Yorkshire 
2000-2004

PhD, University of Leeds

1993-1995

MFA, Glasgow School of Art

1990-1993BA Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
  

Tom O’Sullivan

born in 1967 in Norfolk

1992-1994

MFA, Glasgow School of Art

1987-1991

BA Fine Art, University of Leeds

  

Live and work in Glasgow

  

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2017

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, A Proposal To Ask Where Does A Threshold Begin & End, Middlesbrough

2016

The Modern Institute, A petition for an enquiry into a condition of anxiety, Galsgow

2014

Museum and Arts Centre, Atlas Arts, Are you LOCATIONALIZED, Portree
GENERATION 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Lochmaddy

Tramway, Is your tesserae really necessary?, Glasgow

Bloomberg SPACE, Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan's DOES THE IT STICK, London

2013

CIRCA Projects, DOES THE IT FIT, Newcastle

2012

Chapter Gallery, Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan. A Tool for the Making of Signs, Cardiff

Studio Voltaire, Is this what bring things in focus?, Performance, London

2010

C.C.A., Direct serious action ist therefore necesssary, Glasgow

2009

Eastside Projects, Does your contemplation of the situation fuck with the flow of circulation, Birmingham

Sutton Lane Paris, Time has gone on and thinking has gone on about the throughts we think we had about things that already happened before, Paris

La Salle de Bains, You can take it as a thing or you can take it as a thing, Lyon

2008

Galerie Francesca Pia, Are you feeling our meaning?, Zurich

Sutton Lane, Time has gone on and thinking has gone on about the thoughts we think we had about things that already happened before, Paris

2007

Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Lead Rhetoric & Other Category Errors, Munich

Smart Project Space, The This & The That of a Category Error, Amsterdam

The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, A fee to avoid our expenses, Glasgow

2006 

Tate Britain, Art Now Life Work: Rory MacBeth, Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan and Sue Tompkins (Live Performance), London

Newhailes, Rhetoric Works & Vanity Works & Other Works, Musselburgh, East Lothian

Pittenweem Arts Festival, Three Lean meanings, Scotland & Venice touring

The watchie, The Pyramid, Catterline, Aberdeenshire

2005

Galerie Francesca Pia, Is this is what brings things into focus?, Bern

Studio Voltaire, Oh We Will, We Will, Will We, London

2004

Sutton Lane, That is the way, it is, it is, that is, London

2003

Kunsthaus Glarus, Thing Thingamijig and Other Things, Glarus

The Modern Institute, This has reached the limit conditions of its own rhetoric (with Alan Michael), Glasgow

2002

Cubitt Gallery, The Blacks and the Slapstick Mystics with Sticks, London

2001

Tramway, HK, Glasgow [cat.]

The Modern Institute at ARCO, The Glamour, Madrid

2000

Transmission Gallery, The Glamour, Glasgow [cat.]

1999

24hrs window, Regardez-vous, Glasgow

The Modern Institute, Deadzone, Glasgow

1998

The Collective Gallery, Blow Your Mind, Edinburgh [cat.]

1997

Accident, Magus, London

3 Month Gallery, Futura Skulpta, Liverpool [cat.]

  

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)
2016

The Wilson – Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, The Last Word in Art, Cheltenham

2015

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Localism, Middlesbrough 

Gallery North, Alternative 23, Newcastle

2014

Cricoteka, Nothing Twice, Krakow

The Briggait, Reclaimed - The Second Life of Sculpture, (as part of Glasgow International), Glasgow

2013

Leeds Art Gallery, Northern Art Prize 2013, Leeds (UK)

Galerie Francesca Pia, X-Mas show, Zürich

2012Art Across the City, Event, Swansea (UK)
2011Collective – Fettes College, The Indirect Exchange of Uncertain Value, Edinburgh
2010

Sorcha Dallas, LOVE With: Rita Donagh & Richard Hamilton, Gilbert & George and Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan, Glasgow

2009

Dean Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Running Time, Edinburgh

Artissima, Blinding the Ears, Turin

Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Depression, Maastricht

The Modern Institute, Tonite, Glasgow

Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee, Back of the Head: Alternative Approaches to Portraiture

Musée d'art Contemporain de Lyon, N'importe Quoi, Lyon Sutton Lane, London

2008

Contemporary Art Society at the Bloomberg Space, ART futures, London

City Gallery, A show of many parts, each part more elaborate and spectacular than the last, Leicester

Frankfurter Kunstverein, touring to Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, The Great Transformation; Art and Tactical Magic, Spain

2007

Art 38 Basel (performance with The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow), Basel

Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Through the Looking Glass, Bordeaux

Sutton Lane – Paris, 24 November – 22 December, Paris

Villa Arson, HALF SQUARE, HALF CRAZY / A DEMI CARRE, A DEMI FOU, Nice

Hunterian Art Gallery, Enlightment, Glasgow

2006

Tate Britain, Art Now Live Work, London

FRAC-PACA, I am the Fly, Marseilles

Supportico Lopez, Falansterio, Naples

Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Momentum, Try Again, Fail Again, Fail Better, Moss, Norway

Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, Fife

Galleria SALES, A reverie interrupted by the police, Rome

The Showroom, If it didn't exist you'd have to invent it... A partial Showroom history, London

2005

Collective Gallery, Echo, echo, Edinburgh

Temple Bar Gallery, Art from Glasgow, Dublin

Art Sheffield, Spectator T, Sheffield [cat.]

Venice Biennale, Scottish Pavillion, Selective Memory, Venice

Scottish Pavillion touring to Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Selective Memory, Edinburgh [cat.]

Art Basel statement with Sutton Lane MARTA Museum of Art & Design, (My private) Heroes, Herford, Germany [cat.]

c/o Ghislaine Hussennot, Sutton Lane in Paris, Paris

2004

Cubitt, Publish and be Damned, London

Kunsthaus Glarus at LISTE, Basel

Platform Garantie (curated by SMART project space, Amsterdam), Hit and Run, Istanbul [cat.] Domain Pommery, Genesis Sculpture, Reims [cat.]

Alexandra Parade, Gertcha, Glasgow

Temporary sited works, Ain’t no love in the heart of the city, Cardiff [cat.]

Three Colts Gallery, The Principle of Hope, London

Magnifitat, Brainchild, Edinburgh

Collective Gallery, The Birthday Party, Edinburgh

Invited project, Frieze Art Fair, The Slapstick Mystics with Sticks, London

2003

Venice Biennale, Zenomap, Venice

Prague Biennale, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague

Catterline Art Festival, Aberdeenshire

Mini Gallery, Natural Decadence, Stockholm

Studio Voltaire, Turpentine, London

2002

Kunsthalle Palazzo, Very Important Picture, Basel [cat.]

Laing Art Gallery, All You Need To Know, Newcastle

Braunschweig Kunstverein, The Best Book About Pessimism I Ever Read, Braunschweig [cat.] Curated by All Horizons Club, Village Hall Roadshow touring to village halls and the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

Kunstverein Braunschweig, Jahresgaben, Braunschweig

Charlottenbourg Museum, My Head is on Fire but My Heart is Full of Love, Copenhagen [cat.]

2001

Edinburgh College of Art, The Nostalgia of Dum, Edinburgh Public arts projects St.Vincent Street, October, Glasgow [cat.]

McManus Galleries, Here and Now. Scottish contemporary art 1999– 2001, Dundee [cat.] Kunstwerke, Berlin Biennale 2, Berlin [cat.]

2000

The Modern Institute, Tonight, Glasgow

Generator, Then There Is No Mountain Then There Is, Dundee

PG Gallery, Museum Magogo, Melbourne

Glasgow Project Room, The Evil Eye, Glasgow

Arthur R Rose and Henry Moore Institute, Snowballing, London and Leeds [cat.]

The Changing Room, Avalon, Stirling [cat.]

1999

Holden Gallery, Sordide Sentimentale, Manchester

Glasgow Project Room, Museum Magogo, Glasgow

The Mirror and the Masque at Linlithgow Palace, Education in Reverse (coordinated by Sarah Tripp), West Lothian

Radio Tuesday, Glasgow

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Evolution isn’t over yet, Edinburgh [cat.]

Teesdale Yard, Dot, London

1998

High Street Project, Wallpapervideo, Christchurch [cat.]

An Tuireann Art Centre, This Island Earth, Skye

Ikon Gallery touring, Unbelievable, Birmingham

East Kilbride Arts Centre, Various artists, Glasgow

The Showroom, Add Night to Night, London [cat.]

Tramway, Host, Glasgow

1997

200 Gertrude Street, Diorama, Melbourne [cat.]

Artspace Sydney, Nerve: Glasgow projects, Sydney [cat.]

3 month gallery, Tutor with an idea, Liverpool

Transmission gallery, European Couples and Others, Glasgow

The Showroom, 60,70,80:90, London

de Markten Arts Centre, Made in Glasgow, Brussels [cat.]

The Annual Programme, Young parents, Manchester

1996

World of Ponce (cur. by Toby Webster), Glasgow

Staffordshire University, City Limits, Stoke-on-Trent

Transmission Gallery, Art for People, Glasgow

Chicken Farm, touring video programme screened at Articule, Montreal/Nordic, Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki/Hunter College, New York/CCA, Glasgow/De Markten Arts Centre, Brussels/Leeds University

Be-Er Monsta, touring video programme screened in London, Dublin and Belfast

1995

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Volcano, Edinburgh

Transmission Gallery, Making out, Glasgow

  

 

Awards and Residencies
2013

Northern Art Prize

2003

Scottish Arts Council Artists Award

Scottish Arts Council Professional Development grant

2002

Glasgow City Council Visual Arts award

Hope Scott Trust grant

Grizedale Research and Development grant and residency

2000

Arts Trust of Scotland grant

Stanley Burton Bursary, Leeds University

Scottish Arts Council Research and Development grant

Glasgow City Council Visual Arts award

1998

Scottish Arts Council Public Art Initiatives award

1997

Residency at Artspace, Sydney, funded by the British Council

Scottish Arts Council Small Assistance grant

1993-1995

Paul Hamlyn Foundation bursary