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Tom Trevor

Curator and writer

Tom Trevor is a curator and writer, based in Bristol. He is currently Artistic Director of the 4th Dojima River Biennale, in Osaka, opening in July 2015, as well as Guest Curator of Music for Museums at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Curator of a new biennial for Aarhus 2017, European Capital of Culture, working with ARoS Kunstmuseum. Other projects in 2015 include commissions by Do Ho Suh for Bristol Museum and by John Akomfrah for All the World’s Futures at the Venice Biennale. Exhibitions in 2014 include Black Sun at the Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, and Joelle Tuerlinckx’ Wo(r)(l)d in Progress? at Arnolfini, Bristol (in collaboration with Wiels, Brussels, and Haus der Kunst, Munich). In 2014, he was a member of the jury for the Korea Artists Prize at MMCA Seoul and a member of the Advisory Committee to the Gwangju Biennale (Korea). He was formerly Director of Arnolfini (2005-13), the centre for contemporary arts in Bristol, Associate Curator of the Art Fund International collection (2007-12), Director of Spacex (1999-2005), in Exeter, and an independent curator (1994-99) in London, initiating projects for institutions including the Architectural Association, Camden Arts Centre, the Freud Museum and Iniva. Over the past 20 years he has curated more than 100 exhibitions and produced more than 30 publications, placing a particular emphasis on experimental, interdisciplinary practice and context-led projects.



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