Tobias Collier (UK) can be seen as an attempt to visually articulate through his work a great epistemological challenge: that of the human mind encountering the intellectually imponderable. Encompassing elements of sculpture, installation, drawing, performance and video, Tobias’s practice partly relies upon the translation of scientific research methodologies to the processes of art making.

Tobias’s first solo exhibition was at the VTO Gallery in 1999, and since then, he has exhibited regularly both in the UK and abroad including shows at Steven Friedman Gallery, Lisson Gallery, the Royal Academy, HDK Munich, the Centre Pompidou, and as joint resident artist with AllArtNow in Damascus and The Delfina Foundation in London.

Born in the UK in 1972, Tobias Collier graduated from Saint Martins School of Art in 1999 and currently lives and works in London.

Tobias’s residency at Al Bastakiya, Dubai is realised in partnership with The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Tashkeel and Art Dubai, supported by the British Council.

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