About Thom

Bio

Born 1987 in Reading, UK, Thom Bridge is a Swedish British artist that organises, curates and teaches. Working between Sweden and the UK, he exhibits internationally. He is the founder and coordinator of Field/s, a forum of thirteen artists, photographers and curators that are joined every month by an invited guest. Set up with funding Bridge was awarded by Artquest in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery, Field/s aims to encourage transnational, intergenerational and cross-disciplinary discussions between arts professionals and is now hosted by Gasworks.

Contact Information

info[at]thombridge[dot]com
+44 (0) 7968 274718 (UK)

News

  • July 2018: Included in the exhibition Photoworks Presents: Collaborate at Free Range, London
  • July 2018: Commissioned text Lotta Antonsson: Experiments in Black published by VERK tidskrift, an online journal for Nordic lens-based art
  • June 2018: Instagram takeover for The Photographers’ Gallery on behalf of Field/s
  • May 2018: Instagram takeover for Metro Imaging
  • April 2008: Artist talk for Brighton Photo Fringe at Brighton Phoenix
  • April 2008: Instagram takeover for Photoworks
  • December 2017: Included in Charlotte Cotton’s selection for Der Greif’s online exhibition series Guest-Room
  • October 2017: Exhibiting in London as part of the group exhibition Making It Real at Ugly Duck, curated by London Alt Photo Collective
  • July 2017: Shortlisted for Elysium Exhibition Prize as part of the ESPY Photography Award, will be exhibiting at Elysium Gallery in Swansea, Wales together with Kathryn Allen Hurni and Steff Jamieson between 18 August and 9 September.
  • July 2017: Recipient of Artquest’s Peer Forum 2017 Grant in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery
  • May 2017: Selected UK Winner – Flash Forward 2017, Magenta Foundation, Canada
  • April 2017: Recipient of a-n’s Professional Development Bursary, UK
  • December 2016: Shortlisted for Jerwood/Photoworks Award, UK
  • October 2016: Nominated for Pla(t)tform 2017, Fotomuseum Wintherthur, Switzerland
  • August 2016: Shortlisted for Latent, Matèria/D.O.O.R., Italy
  • July 2016: Shortlisted for BPF Open16 Solo, Brighton Photo Fringe, UK
  • Education

    2014 MFA in Photography, Valand Academy (formerly the School of Photography) at University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    2008 First Class BA (Hons.) in Photography, University for the Creative Arts at Farnham, UK

    Solo Exhibitions

    2014 After a while it gathers itself back (längre bort än man kan se), Rummet in Fotogalleriet [Format], Malmö, Sweden
    2014 Correlations & Constellations, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Group Exhibitions

    2018 Photoworks Presents: Collaborate, Free Range, London
    2017 Guest-Room, curated by Charlotte Cotton, Der Greif, Online
    2017 Making It Real, curated by London Alt Photo Collective, Ugly Duck, London, UK
    2017 ESPY Photography Award, Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK
    2017 Photo Basel with Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
    2017 Lumen: School of Light, curated by Lumen, Ugly Duck, London UK
    2016 Hard Focus, Nightlight Darkroom, Salford, UK
    2016 (S)elsewhere on Tour, (S)elsewhere Mobile Gallery, Lillehammer, Norway
    2016 Open16 Solo Shortlist Showcase, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton Phoenix, Brighton, UK
    2016 (S)elsewhere on Tour, (S)elsewhere Mobile Gallery, Sel, Otta & Høvringen, Norway
    2016 Photography is Magic: Aperture Summer Show, curated by Charlotte Cotton, Aperture Gallery, New York, USA
    2015 With Photography in Mind with Lotta Antonsson & Annika von Hausswolff, curated by Erik Betshammar, Galleri BOX, Gothenburg, Sweden
    2014 Flash Forwardcurated by Jason E. Bowman, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
    2014 Bild Bild, Galleri Rotor + Galleri Rotor 2, Gothenburg, Sweden
    2013 To be with art is all we ask, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
    2013 So Much Unspoken So Little Revealed, Hamnmagasinet, Varberg Konsthall, Varberg, Sweden
    2013 The Part and The Whole, Galleri Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden
    2012 Into The Light, Projektrummet, Akademin Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden
    2012 Travelling Light II, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
    2011 Belfast Photography Festival with The bookRoom, Nothern Ireland
    2011 Sunny Side Up curated by Wandering Bears, Margate Photo Festival, UK
    2011 Trick of the Light curated by Nick Kaplony, Core Gallery, London, UK
    2011 Travelling Light, Foyer Gallery, Farnham, UK
    2011 Sporting Nations (touring), Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2011 Sporting Nations, Museo Histórico Provincial, Rosario, Argentina
    2011 Sporting Nations, Patio Olmos, Córdoba, Argentina
    2010 Sporting Nations, British Arts Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2010 Small Publishers Fair 2010 with The bookRoom, Conway Hall, London, UK
    2010 Sporting Nations, 4th Argentine Biennial of Documentary Photography, Tucumán, Argentina
    2010 New Nordic Photography 2010: On Display, Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden
    2010 Sporting Nations, FotoGalería del Teatro San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2010 All Are Requested To Take Note Of The Same, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
    2010 London Art Book Fair 2010 with The bookRoom, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
    2010 PopUpHOUSE, 1 Berwick Street, London, UK
    2010 Sporting Nations, Hall Central de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
    2010 New Nordic Photography 2010: On Display, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
    2010 Sporting Nations, Hall Municipalidad, Bahía Blanca, Argentina
    2010 Distance Close Up, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
    2010 Distance Close Up, British Council’s Going Global 4 Conference, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
    2009 Small Publishers Fair 2009 with The bookRoom, Conway Hall, London, UK
    2009 Itchy Scratchy, Permanent Gallery, Brighton, UK
    2009 London Art Book Fair 2009 with The bookRoom, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
    2008 No Reason, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
    2008 Miscellaneous at Free Range 2008, The Boiler House, London, UK
    2008 Summer Show 2008, James Hockey Gallery, University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
    2007 Return To Sender, The Exchange, Farnham, UK

    Awards & Funding

    2017 Shortlisted for ESPY Photography Award, Elysium Gallery, UK
    2017 Peer Forum Grant (lead Artist), Artquest in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery, UK
    2017 Selected UK Winner: Flash Forward 2017, Magenta Foundation, Canada
    2017Professional Development Bursary, a-n, UK
    2016Shortlisted for Jerwood/Photoworks Award, UK
    2016Nominated for Pla(t)tform 2017, Fotomuseum Wintherthur, Switzerland
    2016 Shortlisted (27) for Latent, Matèria/D.O.O.R., Italy
    2016 Shortlisted for BPF Open16, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton, UK
    2013 Educational Grant, Adlerbertska Stipendiestiftelsen, Sweden
    2012 Educational Grant, Adlerbertska Stipendiestiftelsen, Sweden
    2011 Selected UK Winner for Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2011, Magenta Foundation, Canada
    2010 Prime Ministers Initiative 2 Fund, British Council, UK
    2010 Sporting Nations International Photographers Exchange, British Council, Argentina & UK
    2010 Short-listed for the Victor Fellowship (Bachelor group), Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden
    2009 Nominated as a candidate for reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today, Musée de’ l’Éysée, Switzerland
    2008 Prime Ministers Initiative 2 Fund, British Council

    Publications & Books

    2014 Arton (24), with contributions from graduating MFA students from Valand Acadmey plus Lotta Antonsson, Jason E. Bowmna, Mikael Nanfeldt and Esther Shalev-Gerz. Co-edited by Thom Bridge and Kjell Camhina, published by Valand Academy, designed by Niklas Persson
    2014 Arton: Two, published by Valand Academy, Sweden, designed by Thom Bridge and Kjell Caminha
    2013 Arton Zine, published by Arton, Sweden
    2013 So Much Unspoken So Little Revelaed, exhibtion catalogue produced in a numbered edition of 200 with a text by Hans Hedberg
    2012 Antagning 2012, Akademin Valand 2012
    2012 Travelling Light II, exhibition catalogue, designed by Andrew Bruce and Thom Bridge
    2011 Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2011, published by the Magenta Foundation
    2011 Travelling Light, exhibition catalogue produced in a numbered edition of 200 by bookRoom Press, designed by Andrew Bruce and Thom Bridge
    2010 Stops, self-published in an edition of five
    2010 New Nordic Photography 2010 : On Display, published by the Hasselblad Foundation
    2008 Miscellaneous, degree show catalogue

    Residencies

    2016 (S)elsewhere, Sel, Norway
    2010 The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
    2010 Photographers Exchange, Tucumán, Argentina
    2009 Artist In Residence, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK
    2008 The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

    Talks

    2018 Artist Talk for Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton, UK
    2014 Artist Talk for Hasselblad Centers Vänner, Gothenburg, Sweden
    2011 Trick of the Light: Artists in Dialogue, Core Gallery, London, UK
    2009 For The Camera, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK, with Anthony Luvera and Richard Sawden Smith
    2007 Portraiture, The Maltings, Farnham, UK, with Anna Fox, Susan Lipper and Ewen Spencer

    Curatorial Projects

    2013 Inner Realms, part 1 of Inner/Outer Realms, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden (co-curator)
    2012 When All Is Said And Done, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden (co-curator)

    Writing

    2018Commissioned text Lotta Antonsson: Experiments in Black, VERK tidskrift, online

    Teaching

    2014-Current: Sessional Lecturer in Photography, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
    2009-2010: Sessional Lecturer in Photography, University for the Creative Arts at Farnham, UK

    Photographic Assisting

    Anders Petersen, Jason Evans, Marius W Hansen

    Collections

    Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden
    The bookRoom, UK
     

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