Tom Clark

Tom Clark is a curator, writer and researcher. He is a lecturer at Manchester School of Art, and worked on international curatorial and publishing projects. In 2024, Tom received his PhD in Art, Curating and Infrastructure at Goldsmiths, University of London where his research explored art institution infrastructural cultures and critiques. He was an editor at basis for actuelle kunst, Utrecht (2015–2017); co-director of the self-organised project space Arcadia Missa gallery, London (2010–2015); and has written for publications by Sternberg Press and Bloomsbury Academic.

While at Rupert, Tom plans to undertake research and development exploring how cura-infrastructural imaginaries/models of public making can be used in Rupert’s real-world setting. He will explore the integration of environments, resources, and communities into Vilnius’ art infrastructure through field work, mapping, and interviews using photography, video, and text. Tom aims to initiate a new platform focused on the complex pressures inherent to shared creative life; the slow violence of reduction and control but also its regenerative potential.

Repeats (figures and infrastructures), 2018, Sixty Eight Art Institute, Copenhagen, Installation view. Photo: Christopher Sand-Eversen.