Tom Bull
(Northamptonshire, UK, b.1995)

Based in London, Bull’s body of work explores the complexities of reading and making. Through moving image, photography, performance and sculpture, his works unfold a performative inquiry that is concerned with the tension, or slippage between fiction and representation, acting and being, form and sensitivity. Playing within pre-existing disciplines, such as model making, amateur dramatics, literature and self-portraiture, Bull explores the vulnerability of a work and how it requires support, or whether in its instilled fallibilities, it becomes unstable, rhizomatic; unable to yield a definitive position. His works hold these complexities, not just imitating life but requiring it, for it does not seek answers to these ambiguities, it plays with it as a visual medium.


2022 - MFA, Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
2018 - BA (Hons), Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, UK
2015 - Foundation, Fine Art, Northampton University, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2019 - To Whom Do You Trust with the Spare Keys, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 - Group Show, Des Bains, London, UK
2022 - New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, UK
2022 - To Feel Your Warmth, Warbling, London, UK
2022 - Ghost Show 2, Copeland Gallery, London, UK
2022 - Visons in the Nunnery, (selected by Patrick Goddard), Nunnery Gallery, London, UK
2022 - Reconstruct/Deconstruct, OHSH Projects, London, UK
2022 - Carry the Day Out in Baskets, (three-person show), St Chads, London, UK
2022 - New Contemporaries, Ferens Gallery, Hull, UK
2022 - Breaking News, VO-Curation, London, UK
2022 - Groundwork, Studio West, London, UK
2022 - Sublime Rage, French Place, London, UK
2022 - Model Village, Amersham Arms, London, UK
2021 - HDL, Xxijra Hii, London, UK
2021 - Ghost Show, Heartslane, London, UK
2019 - Auction, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
2019 - Only Lovers, Cock Tavern, London, UK
2018 - I Give You an Onion, Protein Studios, London, UK
2018 - Untitled, Lever Gallery, London, UK
2018 - The Studio, TATE Switch House, London, UK
2017 - Publish & Disseminate, Tenderpixel, London, UK
2017 - Truth Lies, Blitz Gallery, Valencia, Malta
2017 - Altered Realities, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK

Residencies & Awards

2023 - London Bronze Casting Fellowship - forthcoming
2022 - New Contemporaries recipient
2022 - Gilbert Bayes Grant
2022 - Hari Art Prize, Graduate Prize, Selected by Gavin Turk, Liz Gilmore, Matthew Burrows, and Aindrea Emelife
2020 - Thomas Scholarship, UCL
2020 - Goldsmiths tuition fee waiver for academic excellence
2019 - Associate Studio Programme, Two-year studio programme in collaboration with Acme Studios and CSM
2018 - Sudgen Arts Fellowship