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Show RCA 2019

Matthew Thompson

Show RCA work

Major project:

On Top

The images exhibited in the show serve as in invitation to a larger body of work I have produced attempting to understand my sense of position and place, and that of the men around me, especially with regards to identity. The images have been produced in numerous countries internationally, and are often born from long periods spent with individuals. It is my hope that, aligned with writing, the body of work can form a sense of precarity, waiting and seeing.


  • I am currently concerned with addressing and exploring ideas surrounding intimacy and identity. I am attempting to mix nuanced portraits and landscapes to form pertinent connections. 

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Photography in the Arts, Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, 2015
  • Experiences

  • Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York, 2018; Residency, Cité International Des Arts, Paris, 2018; Residency, Mission Gallery, Swansea, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Parallel intersection', Organ Vida Festival, Croatia, 2018; 'The Space', Mission Gallery, Swansea, 2016; 'Free Range', Old Truman Brewery, London, 2015
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2019; Selected Artist, Parallel Photo Platform, 2018
Royal College of Art