Edward Clydesdale Thomson (1982) is a Scottish/Danish artist based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His practice addresses contemporary conflicts of time by rethinking and reshaping the space and conditions of his artistic production along durational lines. His work is often concerned with the places and objects on the margins - physically, socially or symbolically - of outside and inside, of wild and tamed landscapes, of decoration or function. Be that a patterned fabric, a window blind, a gate, a washing line, a garden, or a sense of identity. He has exhibited at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and the Malmo Konstmuseum, Malmo.
In 2011 Thomson was awarded the Lecturis Award. Notable solo exhibitions include "causa finalis", Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, "wild care, tame neglect’ Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam and ‘Nothin Shakin but the Leaves on the Trees’ Marabouparken konsthall, Stockholm. The practice is currently completing a large sculptural commission for public space in the city centre of Dordrecht. In 2020 Thomson became head of fine art at BEAR, ArtEZ Arnhem.
Scottish/Danish artist and, together with Priscila Fernandes, head of BEAR at ArtEZ
22 Jan '21