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Joanne Tatham 
Born in 1971 in West Yorkshire 

PhD, University of Leeds


MFA, Glasgow School of Art

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

Tom O’Sullivan

Born in 1967 in Norfolk


MFA, Glasgow School of Art


BA Fine Art, University of Leeds


Live and work in Glasgow



Solo Exhibitions (selection)

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


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


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


CIRCA Projects, DOES THE IT FIT, Newcastle


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


Tramway, HK, Glasgow [cat.]

The Modern Institute at ARCO, The Glamour, Madrid


Transmission Gallery, The Glamour, Glasgow [cat.]


24hrs window, Regardez-vous, Glasgow

The Modern Institute, Deadzone, Glasgow


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


Accident, Magus, London

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



Group Exhibitions (selection)

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


Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Localism, Middlesbrough 

Gallery North, Alternative 23, Newcastle


Cricoteka, Nothing Twice, Krakow

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


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

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


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


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


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


Hunterian Art Gallery, Enlightment, Glasgow


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


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


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


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


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.]


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.]


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.]


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


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


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


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


The Fruitmarket Gallery, Volcano, Edinburgh

Transmission Gallery, Making out, Glasgow



Awards and Residencies

Northern Art Prize


Scottish Arts Council Artists Award

Scottish Arts Council Professional Development grant


Glasgow City Council Visual Arts award

Hope Scott Trust grant

Grizedale Research and Development grant and residency


Arts Trust of Scotland grant

Stanley Burton Bursary, Leeds University

Scottish Arts Council Research and Development grant

Glasgow City Council Visual Arts award


Scottish Arts Council Public Art Initiatives award


Residency at Artspace, Sydney, funded by the British Council

Scottish Arts Council Small Assistance grant


Paul Hamlyn Foundation bursary