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Christian Thompson

 
 

Christian Thompson, artista, scrittore e curatore australiano, si forma presso il RMIT di Melbourne, e completa gli studi con un curatorial internship presso Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), dove è direttore del progetto MHUL Workshop. Le sue opere (fotografie, video e performance) sono state presentate in USA, Tailandia, Olanda, Finlandia, Singapore, Canada, Francia, Australia. Originario della Nazione Kunja a sud-ovest del Queensland e di discendenza ebraico-tedesca, il suo lavoro indaga, in chiave post-coloniale, la nozione di identità ed esplora le incongruenze e le forzature operate dalla cultura dominante sulla rappresentazione degli aborigeni. È artista residente al Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Spaces di Melbourne (2006-2008), e dal 2008 segue il programma di DasArts, Advanced Studies for Performing Arts di Amsterdam e sviluppa un progetto di public art con il Centre for Future Art Research presso Arizona State University, USA.

www.christianthompson.net

Christian Thompson is an Australian born, London-based contemporary artist whose work explores notions of identity, cultural hybridity & history. Formally trained as a sculptor, Thompson’s multidisciplinary practice engages mediums such as photography, video, sculpture, performance & sound. His work focuses on the exploration of identity, sexuality, gender, race and memory. In his live performances and conceptual portraits he inhabits a range of personas achieved through handcrafted costumes & carefully orchestrated poses & backdrops. In 2010 Thompson made history when he became the first Aboriginal Australian to be admitted into the University of Oxford in its 900-year history. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy (Fine Art), Trinity College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Master of Theatre, Amsterdam School of Arts, Das Arts, The Netherlands, Masters of Fine Art (Sculpture) RMIT University and Honours (Sculpture) RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His works are held in major international and national collections.