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Artists Index: Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan

Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan (b. 1971 West Yorkshire & 1967 Norwich) live and work in London & Newcastle respectively. Working across sculpture, installation, performance, and publishing, Tatham and O’Sullivan have developed a distinctive visual language that is rich in content and attitude. Employing the images, objects and histories of art and visual culture – such as standing stones, Op-art designs and hieroglyphics – the artists’ scrutinise and challenge the conventions by which art is expected to function, be valued and displayed.They have staged significant commissions for Studio Voltaire, London (2021); for Swire Properties at Taikoo Li Quiantan, Shanghai (2021); a collaboration with Swatch watches (2020); at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (2018); Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (2017) and Tramway, Glasgow (2014; 2010; 2001). In 2005 they represented Scotland at the 51st Venice Biennale. Tatham and O’Sullivan are represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow.