Samboleap Tol
b. 1990, the Netherlands
lives and works in London (UK) and Rotterdam (NL)

Selected (group) shows
2019 Arts SU Spotlight Exhibition, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2019 The Babylonians @ The Railway, Railway Tavern, London, UK (curator)
2019 Link-Up Motive, David Hockney Gallery, London, UK
2018 Live Contract with the Skin, Raven Row, London, UK
2018 The Age of New Babylon, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK (co-curator)
2018 Normal to Dissent, Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
2018 Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London, UK
2018 _ Space, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2017 MTV Breaks, MTV Studios, London, UK
2017 Champ d’Action, deSingel, Antwerp, BE
2017 The Mind is a Muscle, Extra City, Antwerp, BE

Artist talks
2019 Art and Decolonization: Afterall MASP Symposium, Central Saint Martins, London, UK
2019 The Beauty of Difference, Bush Theatre, London, UK
2019 The Conch, cur. Cédric Fauq, South London Gallery, London, UK

2020 ongoing MA Fine Arts – Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL
2018 BA Fine Arts XD Exchange programme – Central Saint Martins, UAL, London, UK
2016 BA Fine Arts Open Studios – Sint Lucas School of Arts and Design, Antwerp, BE
2010 BSc Communication & Media exchange programme – University of Sydney, Sydney, AU
2011 International Bachelor of Communication & Media – Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, NL

Music shows
2020 Afro Caribbean Society, Chelsea College of the Arts, University of Arts London, London
2020 Hiphop Soul, Junction House, London, UK
2020 Gyfa fundraiser, Dalston Den, London, UK
2020 Try Dancing, Royal College of the Arts, London, UK
2019 Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London, UK
2019 Release XXI – SDS Fundraiser Party SOAS Detainee Support, Arcola Theatre, London, UK
2019 Hip Hop Soul, ILiveUK Radio, Tottenham, London
2019 Golden Youth Football Academy Charity Fundraising Diner, Slugs & Lettuce, London, UK
2019 Black History Month End Celebration, London College of Communication, London, UK
2019 The Artist Dining Room – Faith Ringgolds, Guest Projects, London, UK
2019 The State of Things, Copeland Gallery, London, UK
2019 Brixton Precision, Hootannany, London, UK
2019 Afro Caribbean Society, Chelsea College of the Arts, University of Arts London, London
2019 Nostalgia Live, Dalston Roof Park, London, UK (co-organizer)
2019 Chinabot, SET Dalston, London, UK
2019 Fetari, The Jago, London, UK
2018 LESAM, SOAS, London, UK
2018 Chinabot present Songkran Khmer New Year, Glove That Fits, London, UK
2018 Mental Maps launch, Glove That Fits / London, UK
2018 Chinabot, Cafe Oto / London, UK
2016 NEKTAR, Born in Antwerp + B a g g e r club / Antwerp, BE
2015 Ik Dans de Roamvong, Popcorner, Breda, NL (curator)
2014 Made in Cambodia, Lightbox, Kampot, KH

2020 Research Associate, The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, London, UK
2018-2019 Babylonians @ Masters of Fine Arts Studios, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK
2018 The Age of New Babylon, SU space, Chelsea College of the Arts, London, UK
2018 Digression, the Calthorpe Project, London, UK
2018 MTV Breaks, House of MTV, London, UK
2017 Champ d’Action Labo #6, deSingel, Antwerp, BE
2016 The Mind is a Muscle, Extra City, Antwerp, BE (under tutelage of F. Gyselink of ROSAS)
2015 Mapping Venice, Bienalle di Venezia, Venice, IT
2011 Programma Studentassistenten Onderzoek (PSO), Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL

2020 Newspaper: Morgen definitief Bye Britain, hoe nu verder? 30/01/2020. Metro Newspaper, Telegraph, Amsterdam, NL
2020 Music Video: Ragz Originale & Eliza – 4AM, London, UK
2019 Writing: Decolonise the Arts Curriculum zine 2, Arts SU, University of Arts London, UK
2019 Essay: Curating for the Age of Blackness, Cédric Fauq, Mousse Magazine 66
2019 Radio: Hip Hop Soul ep 2. J Dilla tribute. 09/11/2019. London, UK
2018 Writing: What can An Viet be to me? Indigo Magazine 1st ed, London, UK
2018 Writing: Decolonise the Arts Curriculum zine 1, Arts SU, University of Arts London, UK
2018 Press: Interview on Sink.Sexy. 27/10/2018. London, UK
2018 Press: Interview: The Age of New Babylon. Central Saint Martins, London, UK.
2018 Radio: Songs from South East Asia. 11/04/2018. School of Oriental and African Studies radio, University of London, London, UK.
2014 Radio: Out of the box (with Ash Berdebes). FBi radio. 10/07/2014. Sydney, AU.
2015 Everyday Creativity: Consumption, Participation, Production, and Communication by Teenagers in The Netherlands, by Jeroen Jansz, Mijke Slot, Samboleap Tol & Romy Verstraeten. Journal of Children and Media, 9:2, 143-159, DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2015.1015433

2019 Selected to participate in Bootcamp Live, an event management course for young people by Bootstrap Charity, Hackney, London, UK
2019 Granted funding by Agents of Creative Change to develop creative pilot programme for ex-care leavers with Element Creative, Battersea Arts Centre and King’s College London
2018 Won the bid for the first student-led exhibition with the proposal “The Age of New Babylon” for the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, UAL, UK
2017 Selected as one of the four painters for MTV Breaks, London, UK
2011 Best Elevator Pitch, Symposium of the Student-Assistant Research Program, Erasmus University, NL

Recent youth work
2019-ongoing Workshop Assistant, Spid Theatre, Kensal House, Ladbroke Grove, London, UK
Latest show: The Search for Freedom in your head, Lancaster West Estate, London, UK (on Zoom because of Covid-19) – review
Previous show: A Place for People, Chelsea Worlds End Estate, London, UK
2019 Workshop Facilitator ‘Drawing’, Element Creative, Tate Britain, London, UK
2018 Workshop Facilitator ‘Curating’, Element Creative, White Chapel Gallery, UK