“Obsessed by images of humanity on the very edge of disintegration, Tom de Freston is audacious enough to convey our most haunted fears about a world struggling for survival in the twenty-first century.” Richard Cork
Born: London, 1983. Lives and works in Oxford
2013-2018- Artistic Director, Medicine Unboxed
2016- Birmingham University Creative Fellow
2016-18 AHRC/TORCH funding for Demons Land
2016 Saboteur Award winner for ‘A Fool’s Worlds’
2016 Arts Council GFA for OE exhibition and performances
2016- Battersea Arts Centre and Guardian Artists Bedrooms commission
2016- Arts Council GFA for OE film.
2015- Saboteur Award winner for The Charnel House.
2012- Artist in Residence, The Expansionists- Whitstable.
2012: Hatley Artist in Residence, Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD)
2010 – 2011: Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Cambridge University
2009 – 2011: Artist in Residence, The Leys
2008 – 2009: Levy Plumb Visual Arts Residency, Christ’s College
Exhibitions: see exhibitions section