Thomson & Craighead

Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead are artists living and working in London. They make artworks and installations for galleries, online and
sometimes outdoors. Much of their recent work looks at live networks like the web and how they are changing the way we all understand the world around us.  Having both studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Jon now lectures part time at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, while Alison is a senior researcher at University of Westminster and lectures in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University.

Selected Publications
Flat Earth, Clive Gillman, Sarah Cook and Steve Rushton, editor Sarah Cook
Never odd or even, David Auerbach, editor Carroll/Fletcher, London
Thomson & Craighead, by Julian Stallabrass & Michael Archer, editor Steven Bode
Network Art: Practices and Positions, editor Dr Tom Corby
New Media Art: Practice and context in UK, 1994–2004, editor Lucy Kimbell

Victoria & Albert Museum: dot-store tea-towels
National Media Museum: A live portrait of Tim Berners-Lee…
Harris Museum, Preston: The distance travelled…
Museum of London: London Wall
Arts Council Collection: Triggerhappy, Short Films about Flying
British Council Collection: dot-store products, Decorative Newsfeeds
Private collectors: dot-store products, BEACON

Solo Exhibitions
2014  Maps DNA and Spam, Dundee Contemporary Arts
2013  Not even the sky, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen
2013  Never odd or even, Carroll / Fletcher Gallery, London
2011  Expositions Venerie, Brussels
2011  Berkley Art Museum, San Francisco
2010 Highland Institute of Modern Art, Inverness-shire
2010  Animate Projects, London
2010  Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany
2008  Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2006  Neuberger Museum of Modern Art, New York
2006  Mejan labs, Stockholm
2004  The Media Centre, Huddersfield
2002  Mobile Home, London
2002  V2, Rotterdam
2000  Mobile Home, London
1999  Cambridge Darkroom Gallery
1997  30 Underwood St Gallery, London

Permanent Outdoor Works
2014  Hello World, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
2008  Decorative Newsfeeds, The Junction, Cambridge
2006  Decorative Newsfeeds, Forest Hill, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014  The Nam June Paik Award, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
2014  Global Activism, Zentrum Kunst Media, Karlsruhe
2013  Flat Earth Trilogy. Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist
2013  Video Dumbo
, Eyebeam, New York
2013  Belief. Dunvegan Castle, Isle of Skye
2013  Videonale.14, Bonn, Germany
2012  OFF & FREE International Film Festival, Seoul, S.Korea
2012  The Jarman Award, Whitechapel Gallery, London (& Touring)
2012  The Brighton Photo-biennial 2012
2012  Image Counter Image, Haus der Kunst, Munich
2012  Edinburgh International Film Festival
2012  Life Online gallery commission, National Media Museum, UK
2012  Mirror Neurons (AV Festival), National Glass Centre, Sunderland
2012  Alt-w shortcuts, The Travelling Gallery, Scotland.
2012  Being Social, Furtherfield Gallery, London
2012  The Samsung Art Prize, British Film Institute Southbank, London
2011  Rencontres Internationales, Centre Pompidou & Gai!te Lyrique, Paris
2011  Gateways, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2011  Centre International d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada
2011  The Mini Museum. A travelling museum originating from Madrid, Spain
2011  Flatpack Festival, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
2011  Current Experiment, Harris Museum, Preston, UK
2011  X Freundschaftsanfragen, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
2011  Cloud Sounds, NiMK, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011  A Short Film about War, Rotterdam International Film Festival
2010  Urban Video Project, Syracuse, New York
2010  Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
2010  London Wall, Special Commission for relaunch of Museum of London
2010  Dead Fingers Talk, IMT Gallery, London
2010  MyWar, FACT Liverpool & Touring
2010  Trust in an Age of Loneliness, British Council, London
2009  Special Commission for Arts Council England website relaunch
2009  Impakt, Utrecht
2009  Landscape 2.0, Edith Russ, Oldenberg
2009  They told you so, Bitforms, New York
2009  Sound Escapes, SPACE, London
2009  Friends of the divided mind, Royal College of Art, London
2009  Timecode, Dundee Contemporary Arts
2008 Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival
2008  Untethered, Eyebeam, New York
2008  The New Normal, Artists Space, New York & Touring
2007  Multiplicities, ARC Projects, Sofia
2007  BEACON, BFI Southbank, London
2007  Flat Earth, Animate projects with Channel 4
2007  Feedback, Laboral Museum, Gijon, Spain
2007  After Neurath, Stroom, The Hague, Netherlands
2006  ON/OFF, Bryce Wolkowitz, New York
2006  Faultlines, New Museum, New York
2006  Edge Conditions, San Jose Museum of Art, CA
2005  40 artists 40 days, Tate Online, London
2005  Database Imaginary, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada
2004  Passage of Mirage, The New Museum, New York
2004  Algorithmic Revolution, ZKM, Karlsruhe
2004  Villette Numerique, Paris
2004  Haunted Media, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2003  Games. Hartware, Dortmund, Germany
2003 Bitparts curated by FACT, Liverpool
2002 Sarai Centre, Delhi, India
2002  Mobile Phonics, Z33, Belgium
2002  Game_on, Barbican Gallery, London & Touring
2002  Re:mote, Photographers Gallery, London
2001  Artcade, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2001  Game Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts
2001  Art and Money Online. ArtNow, Tate Britain
2001  010101 Art in Technological Times, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
2000  Look & Feel, Bu#ro Friedrich, Berlin
2000  Artists Entertainment Network. Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis.
1999 Film & Video Umbrella, London
1999  ZAC99. The Museum d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris
1999  The Festival of Video and Electronic Arts in Mexico City
1998  Pandaemonium UK. LIFT Gallery, London
1998  Omnizone at The Guggenheim, New York
1997  Ground Control, MOCA, Vilnius / Beaconsfield, London
1996  Ripe, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1996  Manifesta, Rotterdam
1996  Burning the Interface, Museumof Contemporary Art, Sydney
1995  Kunstlerhaus, Hamburg
1995  Video Positive ‘95, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
1994  BTNew Contemporaries. Camden Art Centre & Touring

2011  Winners of Current. Folly & Harris Museum, Preston, UK
2011  Vital Spark, Creative Scotland
2005  Winners of an Arts Foundation fellowship
2004  Fellows at The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, USA