Artist Statement

Samboleap Tol is an artist, curator, and DJ. She is known for her performative, participatory works that highlight and celebrate differences of the bodies and minds of members of her self-assembled, hypothetical and ephemeral communities. Spanning from micro gestures to curatorial group exhibitions and music shows, her works are often site-specific, audience aware and are of a convivial nature. It is through conviviality that Tol seeks to oppose neo-colonial tendencies by offering moments for introspection and expression in her works.

Tol holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Central Saint Martins, UAL) and a Bachelor of Science in Media and Communication (Erasmus University, University of Sydney). She has performed and spoken at South London Gallery, Tate Exchange, Tate Britain, Cookhouse Gallery, Raven Row and more. In 2018 she won the bid to curate the first student-led exhibition in the history of Central Saint Martins called ‘The Age of New Babylon’.

She is currently exploring the intersections of the contemporary art fields and entertainment through writing, performing, lecturing and producing events. She is also an associate and researcher in residence at The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN, University of Arts London) supervised by Professor Paul Goodwin.