Tom Groves

Tom Groves is an academic, writer, artist and curator. He is Head of the Art Histories Department at City & Guilds of London Art School, Curator and Academic & Education Co-coordinator at the Brixton based Gallery Block 336, and the Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Greenwich.

Through writing, curating, painting, photography and installation, Tom Groves’ practice shifts between different conceptual registers and formal concerns. Underpinned by an engagement in psychoanalytic theory and a critique of historic and contemporary trends of art’s reception, Groves plays with preconceptions of what constitutes object, place and meaning and questions whether the desire for certainty is driven ultimately by an objectless, placeless and meaningless relation.

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Recently curated exhibitions include:

Recent Publications Include:

  • Art Histories Journal: City & Guilds of London Art School. A publication featuring the written work of students, writers and artists including Mark Wallanger, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Michael Paraskos, Annette Kobak and others. 2015
  • IT IS AS IF: A Publication of the work and writing of Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier. Block 336 Ltd 2015. 9780957622821
  • The Deepest Darkness: A Publication of the work and writing of Robin Mason. Block 336 Ltd. 2013. ISBN 978-0-9576228-0-7

Recent Events include:


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