Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi - Exhibiting Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art





Christian Thompson

b. 1978, Gawler, South Australia

Christian Thompson is a photographic, conceptual and performance artist, occupying the forefront of and influencing a new generation of Australian artists whose work not unexpectedly, explores issues of identity, cultural hybridity and history.

Thompson’s work engages with topics that affect and move both indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, transcending cultural boundaries and speaking about the universal human experience. It is this merging of the culturally specific and universal which leaves a lasting impression.

Thompson has presented his photographs, videos and performance work in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He has undertaken residencies at Dasarts Advanced Studies for Performing Arts, Amsterdam, Centre for Future Art Research at Arizona State University, Arizona, USA, Blast Theory, Brighton, UK, Greene Street Studio, New York, USA and the Fonderie Darling Studio, Montreal, Canada and also has competed a Curatorial Internship at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia.

Christian is the Inaugural Charlie Perkins Scholar and the first Aboriginal Australian artist to be admitted to Oxford University where he is currently undertaking a doctorate of Philosophy (Fine Art) Trinity College.

His work is held in major public and private collections both locally and internationally, including the National Gallery of Australia, Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands, the Marc Sordello and Francis Missana Collection and the Wagner-Owen Collection, Chapel Hill, United States of America.

His Exhibition We Bury Our Own has been shown in New York, Oxford and London. Christian's work has been included in the exhibition Memoires Vives:une histoire de l'art aborigene at the Musse d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France. Christian's work has also been included in the exhibition Australia at the Royal Academy of Arts London.

 

 

For further information go to www.christianthompson.net

SMH Article
Christian Thompson tells Indigenous Australia's story in The Imperial Relic
Stephanie Bunbury, London May 06, 2015

http://www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr/en/node/913
http://oxfordstudent.com/2010/10/28/indigenous-australians-arrive-in-oxford/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/oxford/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9118000/9118948.stm
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/leisure/artandbooks/art/10193663.Self_Styled/?ref=rss
http://au.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/862061/aboriginal-artist-christian-thompson-digs-oxford-university

 

>> view works from The Imperial Relic, 2015
>> view works from Polari, 2014
>> view works from Pagan Sun, 2013
>> view works from Skirball Perfoming Art Center Installation, 2013
>> view works from Trinity College Installation, 2013
>> view works from We Bury Our Own, 2012
>> view works from Natives Instinct, 2011
>> view works from King Billy series, 2010
>> view works from Lost Together series, 2009
>> view works from Australian Graffiti series, 2008
>> view works from The Gates of Tambo series, 2004
>> view works from Emotional Striptease series, 2003

>> view works from Blaks Palace series, 2002

 

 

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Christian Thompson
The Velvet Skin
100 x 100 cm
edition of 5
C Type Print on Fuji Pearl Metallic Paper

Christian Thompson
Deaths Second Self
100 x 100 cm
edition of 5
C Type Print on Fuji Pearl Metallic Paper

 

 

 
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Christian Thompson
Gods and Kings
100 x 100 cm
edition of 5
C Type Print on Fuji Pearl Metallic Paper
Christian Thompson
The Race Game
100 x 100 cm
edition of 5
C Type Print on Fuji Pearl Metallic Paper



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