Tom Trevor is a curator and writer, based in the UK. He is currently Artistic Director of the Atlantic Project, leading on the development of a new international biennial festival of contemporary art in Plymouth, UK, in the lead-up to the Mayflower 400 anniversary in 2020. He was previously Guest Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015-16), Artistic Director of the 4th Dojima River Biennale in Osaka, Japan (2014-15), curatorial consultant to the 1st ARoS Triennial in Aarhus, Denmark (2014-15), Guest Curator at the Devi Art Foundation in Delhi, India (2013-14), Director of Arnolfini in Bristol (2005-13), Associate Curator of the Art Fund International collection at Bristol Museum (2007-12), and Director of Spacex in Exeter (1999-2005).
His recent curated projects include Music for Museums (a series of performances, film screenings and sound interventions) throughout the Whitechapel Gallery (2015-16); the 4th Dojima River Biennale in Osaka (2015), entitled Take Me To The River (with artists from eight countries showing alongside emerging and established practitioners from Japan); Black Sun at the Devi Art Foundation in Delhi (2013) (including many leading artists from the South Asian diaspora); and Joelle Tuerlinckx’s Wor(l)d(k) in Progress? at Arnolfini (2013) (developed in collaboration with Wiels, Brussels, and Haus der Kunst, Munich). In 2015, he worked on a major commission by John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, for the 56th Venice Biennale (Associate Producer).
Over the past twenty years Trevor has curated more than 100 projects, including first UK exhibitions of artists such as Maria Thereza Alves, Ursula Biemann, Cosima von Bonin, Matti Braun, Tania Bruguera, Meschac Gaba, Doris Salcedo and Shizuka Yokomizo. He has curated numerous group shows and multi-site projects; e.g. The Visible & the Invisible (1996), the Home Series (2000), Generator (2002), Patterns (2002), Homeland (2004), Port City (2007), Far West (2008), Museum Show (2011), Version Control (2013), etc. He has produced, or contributed to, over 40 publications, including books with international art publishers such as Walther Konig, Hatje Cantz, Jovis and Dumont, and lectured widely.