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Tom Cardew is an artist currently living and working

b. Bridgend, Wales

2018   MFA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins 

2011   BSc Architecture, University of Bath (first class hons)

2007   Foundation Art, Coleg Morgannwg USW (distinction)

2006   Brynteg Comprehensive School (not great in PE)

1999   Oldcastle Primary School (top in class for times tables but forgot the month October)

1988   The Princess of Wales Hospital (BTEC in being born)

pre-1988   Total and Complete Void

solo exhibitions

2024   tbd, Division of Labour, Manchester(collaborative practice w/Aled Simons and Bláithín Mac Donnell)

2024   Machynys Forgets Itself, Oriel Davies, Newtown 

2022   Love Hangover: encore, Tension Fine Art, London

2020   #lockdownwander, Your Place, Tempo Arts (online)

2019   Love Hangover; g39, Cardiff

2019   I Forget Why I Live to Remember; Tension Fine Art, London

2018   Manlyhood; The Space, Hastings

2015   some images from me to you; Electro Space Project Studios, St Leonards-on-Sea

2015   a material platform (for the materialist in you); The Space, Hastings

residencies + awards:

2024   Four Nations International Fund (Divisions of Labour, Aled Simons and Bláithín Mac Donnell)

2024   Magnetic Residency Laureate, Fluxus Art Projects & Frac Bretagne; Brittany, France

2021 - 23   g39 studio residency, Cardiff

2021   Stokkoyart, Åfjord Municipality Cultural Department; Stokkoya, Trondheim, Norway

2021 - 23  Freelands Foundation Fellowship

2019   Golden Aesop Grand Prix, 24th Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art

(selected by Vasif Cortun, Berta Sichel and Anton Staykov)

2018   Arebyte Gallery offsite, Oxford Street Studio, London

selected group exhibitions

2024   The Next Thing, Bury Art Museum; Bury

2023   Analogue Ensemble Film Screening; Margate

2023   In the Same Breathe (screening programme); Site Gallery, Sheffield; ps2, Belfast; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh 

2023   In the Same Breathe; Freelands Foundation, London 

2023   Soft Split the Stone, g39, Cardiff

2022   Failures & Repetitions, Five Years Gallery, London (curated by myself + Aled Simons)

2022   Winter Sculpture Park; Gallery No.32, London

2021   Failures & Repetitions, Five Years Gallery, London (online)

2021   Food for Elias, Bygda2.0; Stokkøya, Trondheim, Norway

2020   Timeless Thames, The Steamshipps, London

2020   Well now, hold on, Made In Roath curated by Freya Dooley and Sam Hasler (online)

2020   5th International Bad Video Art Festival. Gallery Bomba, Moscow

2020   Bored Millennial, variety show curated and hosted by Aled Simons (online)

2019   Dimensions of Publicness, 24th Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art; Gabrovo, Bulgaria

2019   An Exhibition on One Hand; Kingsgate Project Space, London

2018   TBCTV; Somerset House, London

2018   Mayfair Fringe; Arebyte Gallery Studios, Oxford Street, London

2018   Degree Show: Central Saint Martins; Lethaby Gallery, London

2018   New Art Wales: NOVA Cymru;  Aberystwyth Arts Centre; Arcade Campfa; Royal Cambrian Academy

2018   Camberwell Short Film Festival; Camberwell University - London

2018   Visual Poetry; Sichuan University Academy of the Arts & Blackstone Gallery, Chengdu, China

2018   Xhibit - Bermondsey Project Space, London (selected by Frances Morris and Amal Khalaf)

2018   AG!TATE  ACT!VATE, OVERPR!NT; Centre de la Gravure et l'Image Imprimée; La Louvière, Belgium

2018   Failure; Reinventing the studio: how to survive as an artist in the metropolis; Tate Modern, London  

2018   Olympus Photography Award; Bermondsey Project Space, London

2017   Open Screenings; Whitechapel Gallery, London 

2017   Postgraduate Auction CSM; Lethaby Gallery - London

2017   Kultur Nacht; Piccolo Paradiso, Paradogma; Badenfahrt, Switzerland

2017   Present Future: An Art School; Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London

2017   Persona; Four Corners Gallery, London

2017   Creative Unions; Lethaby Gallery, London

2017   Rejected; Bow Arts Studios, The Rum Factory, London

2017   Somehow You and I Collide; The Laundry, London

2016   Festival Images ContraNature; Marseille, France

2016   Tempting Failure; Croydon

2016   Blind Plural; Hundred Years Gallery, London    


funding awards:

2024    Fluxus Art Projects Laureate

2024    Four Nations International Fund

2023   Arts Council Wales Create Award (Production)

2022   Arts Council Wales Create Award (Research & Development)

2021   a-n Artists Bursaries 2021, Time Space Money

2021   International Opportunity Fund, Wales Arts International

2019   Production Award, Arts Council Wales

2018   Research & Development Award, Arts Council Wales

2017   Literary Mentorship, Literary Council Wales 

2017  Access to Learning Fund,  UAL 

2017   Postgraduate Community Fund, UAL


Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, La Louvière

Museum of Humour and Satire in Art, Gabrovo

Art Gazette

+ private collections

2017 'Art to Artillery' Luxury & Sustainability Short Film, LVMH, Nowness + CSM 

published writing

2024    Material Disturbances, Hack Publishing Anthology Vol 2 'Oddity'

2024    Revisiting Agriculture: 'Mother Beehive', Kajet Print Journal (launch tbc at KOOP Gallery; Sofia, Bulgaria)

2023    Material Disturbances, Hack Publishing Anthology Vol 1 'Resilience'

2023    Material Disturbances in Lumpen Journal

2023   Orange Laces in Unchorus, Freelands Foundation Publication

2022   Material Disturbances in Pyramid Scheme, Noods Radio hosted by Aled Simons (online)

2021   Takeaway 010, Obituary Drawings

2019   Sadface Cryingface Lightning Bolt, Reflex Fiction (online)

texts, reviews + interviews

2023   A Strange Kind of Amnesia, by Charlie Mills, Unchorus - Freelands Foundation Publication, ISBN 978-1-8382572-3-2020   Interview in Floorrmagazine

2019   Wales Arts Review, review of Love Hangover by Lizzie Lloyd

2019   Young Artist Conversations by Bob Gelsthorpe

2019   24th Gabrovo Biennial oF Humour and Satire in Art Catalogue; ISBN 978-954-8714-50-1 

teaching, talks + workshops:

2024   Residency Finissage, Magnetic Fluxus Arts Projects Residency, Frac Bretagne

2024   Present Future Workshops, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre & Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Cwmbran

2022   Present Future Workshops, Criw Celf Easter FilmWorkshops, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Cwmbran

2019   Artist Talk (with curator & writer Rhiannon Edwards); Tension Fine Art, London

2019   Artist Talk; g39, Cardiff

2019   Multiplicity of Voices R&D Presentation; g39, Cardiff 

2018   BA Critical Studies Facilitator; Central Saint Martins, Unit 3: Emerging Practice

2018   BA Fine Art Studio Tutor & Critic; Central Saint Martins, 4D Pathway

2017   MAFA Post Graduate Lead Peer Critic, Central Saint Martins

2017   Present Future Workshops, Copenhagen School Workshop; Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London

studio experience:

2011-13   Assistant Architect @ Herzog & de Meuron; Basel, Switzerland

2009   Competition Intern, Duncan McCauley Studio, Berlin 


2024   British School of Rome Creative Wales Residency

2023   Shady Dealings with Language Grant

2023   British School of Rome Creative Wales Residency

2020   Robert Owen 250 Residency, Oriel Davies Gallery

2018    Bloom Award, Düsseldorf Germany

2017    Sir Leslie Joseph Young Artist Award @ Glynn Vivian Gallery Swansea

2017    Bloom Award, Düsseldorf Germany

2016    Connect/Exchange @ Chapter Gallery, Cardiff

--- as a reward for making it this far, here is an honest and realistic depiction of me (vibrant, active, loving life) on my one millionth birthday ---

tom cardew at one million years old.webp
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