Jol Thomson

Field of Practice:

Visual Arts


City, Country:

Berlin, Germany


2015, 2016, 2017


Oct 2016 - Mar 2017


Born 1981 in Ontario/Canada.

Jol Thomson works as a freelance artist, writer, and sound designer in Berlin/Germany. He received his bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, art history, and visual studies from the University of Toronto, Canada and received a Meisterschüler from Prof. Simon Starling at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main/Germany in 2013.

From 2014 to 2016 he co-developed and taught an experimental art foundation for 1st year undergraduate architects at the Institut für Architekturbezogene Kunst, TU Braunschweig, Germany alongside geographer Dr. Sasha Engelmann; poet Dr. Alan Prohm; PhD candidate and architect Natalija Miodragovic; and provisional director, artist-architect Tomás Saraceno.

In 2016 he received the MERU Art*Science Video Award, GAMeC (Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, la Fondazione MERU and Associazione BergamoScienza) Italy for his work G24|0vßß. Other recent projects include the publication Intra-acting with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in the peer-reviewed journal Anthropocene Review, «Special Issue on the Technosphere» (2017); New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany (2015); TITAN (a dark kairological framework), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, Italy (2014); Ternary Schumann Resonance for the Dancefloor, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Satellite Berlin, Goethe-Institut Hanoi/Vietnam, Galerie Quynh, Ho-Chi-Minh-City/Vietnam (2013).