Tom Clark

Tom Clark is an independent curator, editor and writer based in London.

He is associate lecturer at University of the Arts London and is founder of pool publishing studio.

Between 2015 and 2017 he was editor at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst.

From 2010-2015 Tom Clark co-directed and co-curated Arcadia Missa Gallery, London and was Editor in chief and founder of Arcadia Missa Publications and the journal How to Sleep Faster.

He holds an AHRC-funded MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College (with distinction) (2014), and has a BA (hons) Fine Art degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

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Tom's work focuses on art, curating and its politics, specifically the questions of instituting and publishing (making public); art produced after networks; a history of the narratives, forms, materiality and politics of affect collectivity and history in contemporary art practices; and questions of value, publics and collectivity in art and its organisation.

Amongst others Tom has co-edited the books: (networked) every whisper is a crash on my ears (Arcadia Missa Publications, 2014), Instituting Otherwise (BAK, 2017, forthcoming); he was a contributing editor to FORMER WEST: Art and the Contemporary after 1989 (BAK and MIT Press, 2017, forthcoming); he guest edited the online arts journal General Fine Arts Vol.2, no. 1 (2016). He is the editor and co-publisher of Somewhere I've Never Been, by Steph Kretrovicz, (2017, forthcoming), published by pool press of which he is the founder. He has written numerous exhibition texts and reviews, and his writing will feature in the forthcoming Posthuman Glossary, Rosi Braidotti and Maria Hlavajova, eds. (Bloomsbury, 2017, forthcoming).

Past independent curatorial work includes: Instituting for the Contemporary Public Editorial Meetings, BAK, Basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2016; Devotions, MOT International Project Space, 2015; InExchange, Central Saint Martins, 2011; The Reading Room, International Project Space, Birmingham, 2012; and Just Frustration, 2015, and Every Line Ever Spoken, 2014, SixtyEight Institute, Copenhagen among others.