Galerie Nagel Draxler

Luke Willis Thompson

Biography

geboren / born 1988 in Auckland, New Zealand
lebt und arbeitet / lives and works in Auckland and London

AUSBILDUNG / EDUCATION

2013-2014
Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Guest Student, Prof. Willem de Rooij)

2010
MFA Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

2009
BFA Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

RESIDENCIES

2016/17
Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency

2014
Sa Sa Bassac Cambodia Exchange Project, Cambodia (invited by Erin Geleeson and Vera Mey)

2013
Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main (invited by Clémentine Deliss)

PREISE / AWARDS

2014
Walters Prize

AUSSTELLUNGEN/PROJEKTE (AUSWAHL) / EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS (SELECTION)

2017
Chisenhale Gallery, London (solo)

2016
La Bienniale de Montreal, Montreal (group)
“Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries”, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin (solo)
“Misadventure!, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane (solo)
“Live uncertainty”, 32nd Bienal de São Paulo 2016, Sao Paulo (group)
“Light switch and coduit: the Jim Barr and Mary Barr collection”, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (group)
“Sucu Mate/Born Dead”, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
New Positions @ Art Cologne, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne/Berlin (solo)
8th Asia-Pacific Triennial, South Brisbane (group)

2015
Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (group)
“Parked like Serious Oysters”, MMK, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (group)
“nicht mehr, nicht minder als der Sugar”, Reisebürogalerie, Cologne (solo)
“Surround Audience”, 2015 Triennial, New Museum, New York (group)

2014
“Walters Prize Exhibition”, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
“Foreign Exchange – or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger” (curated by Clémentine Deliss), Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt am Main (group)
“Just as Money is the Paper, the Gallery is the Room”, Osage Gallery Shanghai (group)

2013
“On this day alone” (curated by Glenn Barkley), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (group)
“If you were to live here…”, 5th Auckland Triennial (curated by Hou Hanru), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland (group)

2012
“Between memory and trace” (curated by Bruce E. Phillips), Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga (group)
“Made Active: The Chartwell Show (curated by Natasha Conland)”, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (group, performance)
“In Spite of Ourselves: Approaching Documentary “(curated by Fiona Amundsen, Dieneke Jansen and Vera Mey), St Paul St Gallery, AUT, Auckland (group)
“inthisholeonthisislandwhereiam”, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (solo)

2011
S/F newspaper project, Auckland (publication)
“Yaw”, RM, Auckland (solo)

2010
“Elam Graduate Show: MFA Program”, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland (solo)
“Make\Shift: Tautai’s third tertiary show” (curated by Nina Tonga), St Paul St Gallery,Auckland
“Memory to the marrow” (with Sue-li Tasker-Yeo), Projectspace B4321, Auckland

2009
“When we read, we really read”, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland (group)

2008
“Deadline Authentico!”, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland (group)

Bibliography

2017
Alex Quicho, "Luke Willis Thompson Autoportrait", ArtReview, August 2017.
Frances Loeffler, "Luke Willis Thomson: A Sister Image", Contemporary HUM, July 15, 2017.
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, "Woman who livestreamed boyfriend's death in new art exhibit", DAZED, July 2017.
Anthony Byrt, "Philando Castile: a name artist Luke Willis Thompson won't let you forget", NOTED, June 30, 2017.
Ben Luke, "Luke Willis Thompson - Autoportrait, exhibition review: Classical beauty with a quiet activism", Evening Standard, June 2017.
Hettie Judah, "Diamond Reynolds: the woman who streamed a police shooting becomes a Renaissance Madonna", The Guardian, June 26, 2017.
Luke Willis Thompson and Tobi Haslett in Conversation, "About Face: Luke Willis Thompson", Mousse Magazine – CONVERSATIONS Mousse 57, February-March 2017.

2016
Kat Herriman, "9 Must-See Artists at La Biennale de Montréal", artnetnews, October 25th, 2016.
Julius Schmitt, "Junge Kunst auf der Art Cologne", Deutsche Welle, April 15th, 2016
John Hurrel, "Luke Willis Thompson in Auckland" , Eye Contact, February 2nd, 2016

2015
Jasmin Schülke, "Dadaistisches Manifest", Frankfurter Rundschau, 14. Oktober 2015
Tavia Nyong'o, "In Conversation with Luke Willis Thompson", Social Text, September 3rd, 2015

2014
Linda Herrick, "Work of art includes mystery cab ride", nzherald, September 28th, 2014.
ARTAND, Auckland, "LUKE WILLIS THOMPSON WINS 2014 WALTERS PRIZE", Art & Australia, 2014.

2013
Sophie Von Olfers & Luke Willis Thompson, "Out of the Gallery", Mousse 41, December 2013
Danny Butt, Luke Willis Thompson catalogue essay in "If you were to live here… The 5th Auckland Triennial", ed. Hou Hanru. Auckland Art Gallery, 2013

2012
Hamish Win, "Immaterial Transformations", Un Magazine, Issue 6.2, December 2012
Brownwyn Lloyd, "Readinghouse", Scope: (Art & Design), 7, 2012

2011
Danny Butt, "Luke Willis Thompson: Yaw at RM", Eye Contact, July 21st, 2011