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Mungo Thomson

Born in 1969 in Davis, CA and currently based in Los Angeles, Mungo Thomson is known for a diverse body of conceptual work that challenges everyday perceptions and conventions through film, sound, and sculpture. Often engaging with printed and archival materials such as magazines, advertisements, wall calendars, and cardboard delivery boxes, his ambitious practice incisively yet playfully dissects the anatomy of mass-media and consumerism while examining their effects on our collective existence through a cosmic lens.
Thomson’s recent solo exhibitions include Time Life, Karma (Los Angeles, 2023 and New York, 2021); Sculptures, Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, CO, 2022); Sideways Thought, galerie frank elbaz (Paris, 2022); Nagori Yuki, ISETAN The Stage (Tokyo, 2021); and Archives, MAKI Gallery (Tokyo, 2020). His work has been part of group shows at major institutions across the globe, as well as numerous public and private collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art [LACMA]; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA]; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Museo Jumex, Mexico City. Thomson has also participated in the 2nd CAFAM Biennale, Beijing; the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles; the 12th Istanbul Biennial; and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. In 2013, his work Crickets was performed live at The High Line in New York.

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