Tom Nicholson

 

Born 1973 Melbourne, Australia. Live and works in Melbourne.

  

Selected solo exhibitions

     2018

Drawings and correspondence, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

     2017
‘I was born in Indonesia’, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

     2014

Comparative monument (Ma'man Allah), Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Cartoons for Joseph Selleny, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

     2012

Proposition for a banner march and a black cube hot air balloon (with Raafat Ishak), Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton.

     2011

Drawings and correspondence, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

     2010

Camp Pell Lecture, in collaboration with Tony Birch, Artspace, Sydney.

     2009

Lines towards another century, in collaboration with Andrew Byrne, Parco delle Rimembranze. Performance with the Italian contemporary music ensemble, L’Arsenale.

     2008

Lines towards another century, in collaboration with Andrew Byrne, Holburne Museum. Performance with the Elysian Quartet.

After action for another library, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, and Pakuranga Library, Auckland, New Zealand.

     2007

Documents from a banner marching project, Ocular Lab Inc, Melbourne.

     2006

Traces towards four Coranderrk drawings in a Berlin store-room, Plattform, Berlin.

Flag Time: Marat at his last breath, Ocular Lab, Melbourne.

     2004

22.06.1911/30.10.2004: Documents after Marching Season, IASKA (The Aurora Project, Regent Theatre), Kellerberrin.

     2003

After action for another library, Humboldt University, Berlin.

Stills from an archive into five actions, Australia Centre, Berlin.

Melancholia (Documents after five actions, Berlin), Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne.

     2002

Documents after five actions, Kapelle der Versöhnung, Berlin.

Fragments from an archive into five actions, studio exhibition, Berlin.

     2001

After action against book burning (Two fragments for a disused Stasi office), studio exhibition, Berlin.

     2000

After Dili Action, West Space, Melbourne.

     1999

Collaborative Project: A Syntax into Six Landings, with John Abbate, Public Office, Melbourne.


Selected group exhibitions

     2018

21st Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Frontier Imaginaries ed. 5: Trade Markings, Vanabbe Museum, Eindhoven

State of the Union, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne   

     2017

The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

The Great Strike, Carriageworks, Sydney

Power and other things: Indonesia and Art 1835-now; Europalia Arts Festival, Bozar, Brussels

Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism & Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

    2016

The Jerusalem Show: Before and after origins, Qalandiya International, Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza
Antipodes, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Frontier Imaginaries, QUT Art Museum and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Lines that could be Scars, Australian Print Workshop, National History Museum, Canberra
    2015
‘Neither Back Nor Forward: Acting in the Present’, 16
th Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia
A Breathcrystal, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
PP/VT (Performance Presence/Video Time), Australian Experimental Art Foundation
Qalandiya International, Jerusalem, Israel
2014
The Allegory of the Cave Painting, Extra City, Antwerp
Conflict: Contemporary responses to war, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Concrete, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

    2013

Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

     2012

Propositions Part Two, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Parallel Collisions, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia.

Marking Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Paul Guest Prize for Drawing, Bendigo Art Gallery.

     2011

Surviving the future, Murmansk Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia.

Second World, Galleria Nova, Zagreb, Croatia; Visual arts component of Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria.

Without Words: Photography and Emotion, CCP, Melbourne.

10 ways to look at the past, July, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

     2010

Rehearsal, The 8th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai.

Animism, Extra City and MUHKA, Antwerp.

To the Arts, Citizens, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal.

Still vast reserves II, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces.

     2009

Word, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney.

Still vast reserves, Galleria Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome.

The Gift, I. C. A. N., Sydney.

+/-, Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University, Melbourne.

     2008

Form and discontent, Dont come, Melbourne, 12 December 2008 - 3 January 2009; casa roja (in collaboration with Domenico de Clario), performance as part of The Artist in the World programme, 2 April, Federation Hall, Centre for Ideas, VCA.

     2007

Regarding Fear and Hope, Clayton, and the Monash Faculty Gallery, Caulfield, Melbourne, 5 July - 28 July (Caulfield), 4 July - 25 August (Clayton).

System error: War is a force that gives us meaning, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, 3 February-6 May 2007.

     2006

Zones of contact, 15th Biennale of Sydney, 7 June – 27 August.

Transversa, as part of The South Project, Museum of Contemporary Art and Galeria Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile, October.

     2005

The body. The ruin, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, 5 November – 22 January.

From Space to Place, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, 31 March-8 May.

     2004

NEW04, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 23 March-19 May.

Performance anxiety, Ocular Lab, Melbourne, February.

     2003

Curiosity kills the gab, Artspace, Auckland.

Video Loop: Actions, curated by Blair French, Performance Space, Sydney, July.

     2001

The Office of Utopic Procedures, West Space, October-November.

The Stolen Generations Memorial Competition (in collaboration with Louisa Bufardeci), June-August, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne.

     2000

Critical Response, curated by Felicity Fenner, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, 29 April-27 May.

Action/Recollection: Here the body is, West Space, 13 July-5 August; Drawing: The Extended Field, VCA Gallery, Melbourne, September.

     1998

VCA Graduate Exhibition, Drawing Department, VCA. 1997: Drawing in the 90s, Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy.

 

Artists’ Books

     2010

Drawings and correspondence, designed with Brad Haylock (Melbourne: Surpllus, 2010), published for the exhibition Animsim, Extra City and MUHKA, 2010.

     2009

Monument for the flooding of Royal Park, designed with Brad Haylock (Melbourne: Schwartz City, 2009).

     2003

After action for another library, designed with Brad Haylock (first edition: Melbourne: Self-published, 2003; second edition: Melbourne/ Siena: Self-published in conjunction with Palazzo delle Papesse for the exhibition System Error: War is a force that gives us meaning, 2007).

 

  

Selected Grants & Awards

     2011

Artist-in-residency, Lenikus Collection, Vienna, 2012; Finalist, Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture.

New work grant, Australia Council.

     2010

Lygon Street Public Art Commission.

     2008

International Export and Touring Fund, Arts Victoria, 2009; Finalist, The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, 2008; New work grant, Australia Council.

     2007

Creative Fellow, State Library of Victoria.

     2005

Finalist, New Social Commentaries, Warrnambool Art Gallery, 2006; Finalist, The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture.

     2003

Cultural activity grant, City of Melbourne.

     2000

International Export and Touring Fund, Arts Victoria, 2002; Foundation for Young Australians.

New Work grant, Australia Council.

 


Selected Collections

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. 

Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne.

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.

John McBride Collection.