INFO // CONTACT

My work deals with the perception of space and its interpretation. Working across sculpture, moving image and site-responsive performance using pre-existing spatial situations as the starting point, recorded and re-interpreted to construct new multi-dimensional experiences of reality.

Email: james@jamesthompson.info
Instagram: @j_ames__thompson

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 Spatial Drifts, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2019 Parallel Architectures IIIII, (with accompanying works), INDEX Festival, Yorkshire Sculpture International, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
2017 Inflated Space III, East Street Arts Project Space, Leeds
2016 Inflated Space II, East Street Arts Project Space, Leeds
2013 Expanding Spaces, Marsden Woo Gallery, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023-2025 Re-constructed Space II, Seeing with Another Eye, The Anthony Shaw Collection, York Art Gallery, York
2023 Re-constructed Space: Plinths, Close to the Edge, Mint Gallery, London
2023 Scanner Weaves, The Jacquard Project, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley
2022 Re-constructed Space: Plinths, Routes North, Messums, Harrogate
2021 Recording Performance (negative), Material Matters, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley
2021 Composite Space Studio I, II & III, Season1, Humber Street Gallery, Hull
2016 Re-constructed Space IIII & IIIIII, Apalazzo Gallery, Forte dei Marmi
2015 Reconstructed Space IIII, Mint, London
2015 Re-constructed Space IIII, Örnsbergsauktionen, Galleri Bon, Stockholm
2014 Reconstructed Space IIII & IIIIII, Atemporaneo, Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia
2014 Reconstructed Space IIII & IIIIII, Mint, London
2014 Reconstructed Space III, Mixed Display, Marsden Woo Gallery, London
2013 A Good Fence Makes A Good Neighbour, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2013 A Good Fence Makes A Good Neighbour, Information in Style, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
2012 Parallel Architectures, Collective RCA MMXII, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2012 Parallel Architectures, Show RCA 2012, Royal College of Art, London
2012 Recording Space as Time, RCA Paradise, Ventura Lambrate, Milan
2012 Interaction with Unseen Space, Matadero, Madrid
2012 Interaction with Unseen Space, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2010 Platform 8 at Przetwory 5, Soho Factory, Warsaw
2010 P8 Manifesto, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

FILM SCREENINGS
2023 Re-Positional States, Film screening with audience Q&A, Pavilion Presents, Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
2021 Final attempt, Victoria, Commemorative Space: Artist Reflections on Monumentality in Leeds, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2020 Recording Performance I, Parallel Architectures IIIII, Re-shift, Re-calibrate, curated by Myriam Mouflih, Pavilion in association with Hyde Park Picture House [online], Leeds
2019 Self-Digitalisation, Film screening Q&A, Pavilion Weekend Screenings, curatored by Herb Shellenberger, Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
2015 Self-Digitalisation, Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath
2015 Emergency Defence Exercise Video, Merchant City Festival, Glasgow
2015 Emergency Defence Exercise Video, KARST Gallery, Plymouth
2014 Emergency Defence Exercise Video, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2014 Emergency Defence Exercise Video, Film screening with artist talk, Cove Park, Cove

PERFORMANCES
2024 Collective Recording The Tetley, The Tetley, Leeds
2021 Sixty Skylines Walking Tour of former art spaces, performed with KP Culver, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2021 Recording Performance Central Court II, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2019 Recording Performance (negative), Parallel Architectures IIIII, INDEX Festival, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
2019 Compressed Audio Performance, Parallel Architectures IIIII, INDEX Festival, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
2019 Recording Performance Woodhouse Moor Statues, performed with Samra Mayanja, Leeds
2018 Prototype Recording Performance, East Street Arts Project Space, Leeds
2017 Recording Performance Central Court I, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2017 Inflated Space III Performance, Project Space, East Street Arts, Leeds
2012 Recording Space as Time, RCA Paradise, Ventura Lambrate, Milan

AWARDS // COLLECTIONS
2023 Dr. Judith Tucker practice-based PhD scholarship, School of Design, University of Leeds, Leeds
2022 Arts Council Developing your Creative Practice (DYCP) Grant, Re-Positional States, Leeds
2021 Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant, Spatial Drifts, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2020 Artist commission, Village Video Project, Pavilion, Leeds
2019 Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant, Parallel Architectures IIIII, Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
2017 Arts Council Grant for the Arts, Parallel Architectures IIII, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2017 Jesmonite Sponsorship, Parallel Architectures IIII, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2015 Arts Council Grant for the Arts, Parallel Architectures III, Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath
2013 Anthony Shaw Collection, Expanding Spaces, York Art Gallery, York
2013 Arts Council Grant for the Arts, Expanding Spaces, Marsden Woo Gallery, London
2013 Jesmonite Sponsorship, Expanding Spaces, Marsden Woo Gallery, London
2012 Eddie Mundy ‘Brilliant’ Award, Royal College of Art, London
2012 RCA Bursary, Royal College of Art, London
2010 Przetwory 5, Prizewinner, Warsaw
2010 A seat for SHINE, Winner, SHINE, Leeds

PUBLICATIONS
2024 Seeing with Another Eye, The Anthony Shaw Collection, by David Whiting, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart
2023 Casting the Archive, interview, written by Benedetta D’Ettorre, Made in Mind Magazine, Milan
2022 DIY culture, sustainability and future, contributor, ed. Ryoko Akama, ame (art music experiment), Huddersfield
2021 Spatial Drifts, exhibition publication, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2021 Material Matters, exhibition publication, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds
2021 Commemorative Space: Artist Reflections on Monumentality in Leeds, writing, ed. Dr. Rebecca Senior, Text, Corridor8, Leeds
2019 Parallel Architectures IIIII, exhibition publication, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
2014 Pilots: Navigating the next Models of Design Education, contributor, ed. El Ultimo Grito, Stanley Picker Gallery, London
2013 Information in Style - Decoding visual dialogues on information visualisation in the UK, contributor, Asian Design Publication Project, London
2012 RCA Show 2012, exhibition publication, Royal College of Art, London
2012 RCA Paradise, exhibition publication, Royal College of Art, London

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCIES
2023-2024 Recording The Tetley, The Tetley, Leeds
2020 YSI Sculpture Network, Yorkshire Sculpture International, Leeds & Wakefield
2019 A-N funded artist research visit, Istanbul Biennial 2019, Istanbul
2017 Parallel Architectures IIII, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2017 Inflated Space III, East Street Arts Project Space, Leeds
2016 Inflated Space II, East Street Arts Project Space, Leeds
2015 Interdisciplinary Residency, Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath
2014 UK Crafts Residency, Cove Park, Cove

TALKS // LECTURES
2023 Selected Work 2011 - 2023, Artist Talk, University of Leeds, Leeds
2021 Selected Work 2011 - 2021, Artist Talk, [online], Leeds Arts University, Leeds
2021 Selected Work 2011 - 2021, Artist Talk, York St John University, York
2021 Selected Work 2011 - 2021, Artist Talk, University of Leeds, Leeds
2021 Inflatable Architectures Project, Lecture, INFE seminar, British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow
2019 Selected Work, Artist Talk, Nocturne for INDEX, The Tetley, Leeds
2019 Parallel Architectures IIIII, Pavilion Leeds Art Walk, Leeds
2018 In-conversation with Sarah Brown, Principal Keeper at Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2013 In-conversation with Glenn Adamson, Marsden Woo Gallery, London

WORKSHOPS // PROJECTS
2022 The Jacquard Project, contributor, Arts Council DYCP funded research project by Hannah Robson
2022 Exercises in Town Planning, The City Exchange, Leeds
2021 Mapping Workshop, LAG Youth Collective, Leeds Art Gallery
2019 A Brick Tunnel with a Concrete Floor, Curated by Lauren Velvick, The Art House, Wakefield
2019 Entangled Architectures Workshop, Project Space, East Street Arts
2018 Inflatable Architectures Workshop, 34 Boar Lane, East Street Arts
2017 Occupations, Leeds Art Gallery & University of Huddersfield
2016 Shift/Work: Roy Ascott Groundcourse Workshop, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh
2013 Pilots: Navigating the next Models of Design Education, curated by El Último Grito, Stanley Picker Gallery, London

LECTURING
2024 Associate Lecturer, BA Fine Art, University of Leeds
2014-2023 Associate Lecturer, BA Design, Goldsmiths University of London
2012-2021 Lecturer, Object and Spatial Design, Fine Art, Leeds Arts University

EDUCATION
2023-27 Practice-based PhD, University of Leeds
2010-12 MA RCA, Royal College of Art
2007-10 BA (Hons), Leeds College of Art
2006-07 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Leeds College of Art

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