Winter AIR – Tom Richardson
Artist-In-Residence: Tom Richardson
November 2017 to January 2018
This Winter, Tom Richardson will undertake a three month research and production residency hosted by VIVO Media Arts Centre where he will delve into our archive and program screenings leading up to in an exhibition in January 2018.
Tom Richardson (b. 1990, Hastings UK) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University where he received the 2015 President’s Media Award for best installation.
Richardson’s cinematically infused works seek to reframe historical events for a contemporary context through drawing lines of research both from historical accounts and narrative fictions. Centred around animation, Richardson’s practice expands to include sculpture, installation and 2D works. Richardson is a founding member of Duplex, a DIY art space that hosts a gallery and studios on Fraser Street in Vancouver.
Recent exhibitions include Rehearsal for a Synthetic Theatre, Field Contemporary, Vancouver (2017), Peer Pressure, Plaza Projects, Richmond (2017),Game/Video Art, Milan Triennale, Italy (2016), The Bureau of True Vision, Spare Room, Vancouver (2016), I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone, Flux Gallery, Aceartinc., Winnipeg (2015), and Break the Legs of What I Want to Happen, Access Gallery, Vancouver (2014). Richardson has also exhibited and performed throughout Europe and North America under the moniker “Tommy Chain”. Tragically, Tommy Chain was lost during a rare Canadian sandstorm en-route to exhibit in Winnipeg in August of 2015 and hasn’t been seen since.