School of Arts & Humanities
Edward Thomasson is a Visiting Tutor on the Photography programme in the School of Arts & Humanities.
Edward Thomasson trained at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London at BA level followed by an MA at Slade School of Fine Art, London. He also participated on LUX Associate Artists Programme. Recent residencies include Chisenhale Gallery CREATE Residency (2012/2014) and The Nina Stewart Artist Residency, South London Gallery (2011-2012). He lives and works in London.
Edward Thomasson works with groups of trained and untrained performers to make videos and plays that explore how performance is used to navigate personal, interpersonal and occupational problems. Specifically looking at how the act of storytelling is used as a way to understand environments and exchange experiences, Thomasson’s work draws on the language of musical theatre and its affective engagement with the audience to navigate the space between interior experience and exterior presentations of the self within social contexts.Show more
He also works collaboratively with Lucy Beech on live works. The making of these performances punctuate his independent projects. These choreographed group activities refer to therapeutic games and often involve the live collective construction of sound.
Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes
Recent selected solo presentationsShow more
The Present Tense at Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2014
Inside, South London Gallery, 2012
Just About Managing, Southard Reid, London, 2012
Recent selected presentations with Lucy Beech
Site Gallery, Sheffield, 2016
Frieze Live, Frieze London, 2015
Camden Arts Centre, London, 2014
Yepi Kredi Culture Centre, Istanbul, 2013
OUTPOST, Norwich and 2nd Biennale de Belleville, Paris
South London Gallery, 2012
Barbican Theatre, London, 2011
Bloomsbury Theatre, London, 2011
Modern Art Oxford, 2010
Escape Routes, Indian YMCA, London, 2015
Between You And Me, The Glass House Community Centre, London, 2013