Tom Mùller was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1975 and graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (1st Class Hons) from Curtin University of Technology in 2000.

In a number of senses Tom Mùller is a big picture artist. Globalisation, the environment, space and time all fascinate him. He seems to prefer vast data sets, expansive geographies, sweeping timeframes and sequences of history. And yet, at the same time, Mùller is attentive to fine detail, to the specificities of things local, to the poetry of small, momentary and fleeting things that resonate.

Tom has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including The Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Autralia; Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Mix Tape, Art Gallery of Western Australia; Luminous Flux, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as part of the Perth International Arts Festival; Maschi Fontana, Musée d'Art Contemporain Moutiers; 69e Biennale de la Chaux-de-Fonds, Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 2000, Tom won the Advanced Visual Arts Scholarship, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Italy; he also worked as an assistant to Ilya and Emilia Kabakov in New York. He has received numerous grants from the Australia Council and the Department of Culture and the Arts. Mùller's work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia; Parliament House, Canberra; Artbank, Sydney; The City of Fremantle; The University of Western Australia; and Curtin University of Technology.

In 2010, Big City Press published a major monograph on his work, Tom Mùller, Rhythms in the Chaos spanning ten years of active practice.

Tom is currently the Artistic Director at PS Art Space (PSAS) in Fremantle, and is working on the inaugural Fremantle Biennale, High Tide for 2017. He is also the founder of A296, a studio with a practice that combines a broad range of disciplines including public art, temporal installations and architecture.

tom[at]tom-muller.com
@maschifontana

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Born 13 March 1975, Basel, Switzerland.
Lives and works in Fremantle, Australia.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2013 New World Order, Venn Gallery, Perth
2012 Shapeshifters, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth
2011 Capital City, Heathcote Gallery & Museum, Perth
Secret Societies, Anthony Riding Gallery, Perth
The High Temple, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane
Rising Lotus, Perth International Arts Festival, Fremantle Arts Centre
2010 Neo Geo, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane
Luster of Eternity, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth
2009 Maschi Fontana, Musée Jurassien des Arts, Moutier
2008 Elemental Worlds, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
2007 Expedition, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth
2006 Capital, Artbox Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2005 Stadium, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth
2004 Project Room, Melbourne Art Fair
2002 Homoglobus, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth
1997 Choice (Dark), Jacksue Gallery, Perth
1995 Nomadic, Bridge Gallery, Perth

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 M'Arte duemilladicasette, Montegemoli, Italy, curated by Eleonora Raspi
2016 Mimesis, V5 Project Space, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2015 Light of Interdiction, PS Art Space, Perth, curated by Chunchi Wang
2014 Dark LIght, PS Art Space, Perth
Panorama, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth
2013 Luminous Flux, Perth International Arts Festival, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth
2012 Open by Necessity, Museum of Natural Mystery, North Perth
2011 PICA Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
2010 F#, Austellungsraum Klingental, Basel
PICA Salon, Perth Institute of Contempoorary Arts
2009 69e Biennale de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds
M'Arte, Montegemoli Arte, Montegemoli (PI), Italy
Yellow Vest Syndrome: recent west Australian art, Fremantle Arts Centre
2008 Linden 1968, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
Handle With Care, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia
2007 Economy, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
2006 Chart, The John Curtin Gallery, Perth
Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle
Melbourne Art Fair 06, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Paper, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Office6000, Next Building, Perth
2005 MixTape, Art Gallery of Western Australia
City of Perth Art Award, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Land of the Giants, Moores Building, Fremantle
2003 Supermart, Breadbox Gallery, Perth
Australien, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Outside Tokyo, The John Curtin Gallery, Perth
2002 Hotel 6151, The Rhodes Hotel, South Perth
2001 Tracce, Galleria Viafarini, Milano
2000 Licenced, The John Curtin Gallery, Perth
The Spirit of a Place, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
Emit-time, The Moores Building, Fremantle, Australia
Open Space, International Art Space Kellerberin, Western Australia
Lux, Espace La Plage, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
2017 Westralia, Midland Railway Workshops, Midland
2016 Rising Loti, Central Park, Kaleidoscope Festival, City of Jondalup
Windset (High St Mall) Fremantle - in collaboration with Ariane Palassis and Jennifer Kornberger
Ascending Signals, South Perth Foreshore, City of South Perth
2015 Building 304 Research Center, Curtin University, Perth - in collaboration with Ariane Palassis
Lighthouse, Perth Council House
Enchanted Worlds, Kings Square, Fremantle Festival, City of Fremantle
Waterfront Hilton Hotel, Perth
2014 Terminal 4, Perth International Airport
Artists and Architects in Collaboration, Perth Skyline, National Architecture Conference - in collaboration with Daniel Aisenson
Dirty Deeds,Old Treasury Building, Perth - in collaboration with Marcus Canning
2013 Multi-purpose Sporting Arena, Perth
2011 Ennex100, St Georges Terrace, Perth
2010 Al Bustan Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2007 Spectrum Building, Perth

GRANTS & AWARDS
2017 Creative Development Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
Creative Development Grant,W.A. Department of Culture and the Arts
2016 Creative Development. W.A. Department of Culture and the Arts
2013 Mid-career fellowship, W.A. Department of Culture and the Arts
2012 New Work Grant (Established), Australia Council for the Arts
Mid-career Fellowship, W.A. Department of Culture and the Arts
2011 Short-term artist in residence (STAR) grant, W.A. Department of Culture and the Arts
2010 New Work Grant (Established), Australia Council for the Arts
Arts Development Grant, W.A. Department of Culture and the Arts
2009 Basel Residency, International Artist Exchange Program Basel (Christoph Merian Stiftung)
2008 Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award, Qantas Foundation
2007 New Work Grant (Established), Australia Council for the Arts
2005 New Work Grant (Emerging), Australia Council for the Arts
2004 New Concept Grant, ArtsWA, Department of Culture and the Arts
Artflight, ArtsWA, Department of Culture and the Arts
2003 New Concept Grant, ArtsWA, Department of Culture and the Arts

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2001 Advanced Visual Arts Course (with Ilya Kabakov), Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
2000 Bachelor of Arts (Art), (1st Class Honours), Curtin University of Technology, Perth
1998 Certificate of Anthroposophy, The Sophia Centre, Australia
1996 Diploma of Art & Design, The Western Australian School of Art & Design

COLLECTIONS
Artbank, Parliament House, Canberra, Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology, University of Western Australia, enex100 / ISPT, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, City of Perth, City of Fremantle, City of Joondalup, City of Melville, Royal Perth Hospital