Joanne Tatham

born in 1971 in West Yorkshire

2004–04
1993–95
1990–93

PhD, University of Leeds
MFA, Glasgow School of Art
BA Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

Tom O’Sullivan

born in 1967 in Norfolk

1992–94
1987–91

MFA, Glasgow School of Art
BA Fine Art, University of Leeds

They 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; part of Generation 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Lochmaddy
Tramway, Is your tesserae really necessary?, part of Generation 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Glasgow
Bloomberg SPACE, 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 brings 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
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

Galerie Francesca Pia, X-Mas Show, Zürich
The Northern Charter, Corridor Plateau IV, Newcastle
Walker Art Gallery, The Narrators, Liverpool
Leeds Art Gallery, Northern Art Prize 2013, Leeds (UK)

2012

Art Across the City, Event, Swansea (UK)

2011

Collective – 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

1997

Scottish Arts Council Small Assistance grant

1993–95

Paul Hamlyn Foundation bursary