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

    • May 2019: Group exhibition Rehearsing the Real curated by Tom Lovelace opens at Peckham 24 in London, UK
    • March 2019: Issue 09 of Uncertain States Scandinavia is released at the opening of the group Exhibition Uncertain States (Scandinavia) at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf as part of Düsseldorf Photo Weekend in Germany
    • January 2019: Group exhibition Who’s Looking at the Family, Now? at Photo50 curated by Tim Clark opens at London Art Fair, London, UK
    • December 2018: Group exhibition In Dialogue with Strömholm opens at Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    • December 2018: Group exhibition Salong CFF opens at Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden
    • November 2018: Field/s ONE, a group exhibition and public programme, presented by Field/s and curated by Thom Bridge opens
    • September 2018: Shortlisted for Brighton Photo Fringe Open Solo, work to be included in group exhibition
    • 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 2018: Artist talk for Brighton Photo Fringe at Brighton Phoenix
    • April 2018: Instagram takeover for Photoworks

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

2019 Rehearsing the Real curated by Tom Lovelace, Peckham 24, London, UK
2019 Uncertain States (Scandinavia), NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Photo Weekend, Düsseldorf, Germany
2019 Who’s Looking at the Family, Now? at Photo50 curated by Tim Clark, London Art Fair, London, UK
2018 In Diagloue with Strömholm, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2018 Salong CFF, Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden
2018 Field/s ONE, SluiceHQ, London, UK
2018 Photoworks Presents: Collaborate, Free Range, London, UK
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

2018 Shortlisted for BPF Open18 Solo, Brighton Photo Fringe, UK
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

2019 Uncertain States Scandinavia Issue 09: Contemporary Portrait
2018 Field/s ONE, exhibition catalogue, published by Field/s
2017 Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2017, published by the Magenta Foundation
2017 Making It Real, exhibition catalogue, published by London Alternative Photography Collective
2017 School of Light, exhibition catalogue, published by Lumen
2015 With Photography in Mind, exhibition catalogue, published by Galleri BOX
2014 Arton (24), with contributions from graduating MFA students from Valand Acadmey plus Lotta Antonsson, Jason E. Bowman, 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 On Photography Panel Discussion for Fields/s ONE (chair) with Emma Lewis, Tom Lovelace and Sarah Pickering, SluiceHQ, London, UK
2018 Artist Talk for London Independant Photography, Espacio Galery, London, UK
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

2018 Field/s ONE, Sluice HQ, London, UK (curator)
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

Collections

Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden
The bookRoom, UK
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