Artist Talk: Mungo Thomson
September 30, 2010
Thomson is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work in diverse media explores cosmology, mass culture, and reception. Thomson attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and received an MFA from UCLA. One-person exhibitions include Hammer Projects: Mungo Thomson at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2008); Mungo Thomson: Between Projects at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2007); and Mungo Thomson: Negative Space Variations at GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy (2006). Recent group exhibitions include the 2008 Whitney Biennial; The Cinema Effect at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC; The Possibility of an Island at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; the 8th Panama Biennial in Panama City; Nothingness and Being at Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City; and Compilation IV at Kunsthalle Dusseldorf in Germany. In 2010 Thomson will exhibit at the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Castello di Rivoli in Torino, Italy. His book Negative Space was published by Christoph Keller Editions and JRP|Ringier in 2006.