Both born in Birmingham 1973, live and work in Birmingham

Exhibitions and Projects

Horror in the modernist block Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (group show)
Pallet Stack Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
The Feuilleton: I will bear witness, Piggy-backing from the Edicola Spoleto, Italy (group show curated by Jo Melvin)
Bluecoat Platform Bluecoat, Liverpool (solo commission)
Buffer Zones Paradise Works, Salford (group show curated by Division of Labour)
The Aerodrome–an exhibition dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (group show)
THE CITY IS WHERE WE'RE GOING NEXT Baltic, Gateshead (solo show)
Abacus Bluecoat, Liverpool (group show, new commission)
Urban Studies The Gallery, De Montfort University, Leicester (solo show)
Structure for the City Observatory Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (temporary public artwork)
The Shift: Eight years of Flat Time House Flat Time House, London (group show)
THINK.PLAY.DO. The Tetley, Leeds (group show)
Fungus Press Turf Projects, Wandle Park, Croydon, London (temporary public artwork)
Studio Capri Syson Project Space, Nottingham (group show)
Play Grounds RedLine, Denver, USA (group show)
Festival of Love Southbank Centre, London (temporary public artwork)
Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing Crafts Council, FACT, Liverpool (exhibition design)
Ground 2: Simon & Tom Bloor and Jim Howieson The Attic, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham (group show)
Planning for Play Site Gallery, Sheffield (solo show)
UNEDUCATED Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Australia (group show curated by Kym Maxwell)
Tourist Information Center Supercollider, Blackpool (group show)
Residency Works Flat Time House, London (solo show)
Instructions for an Ordinary Utopia Foreground, Frome, Somerset (temporary public artwork, group show)
Puppet Show Eastside Projects, Birmingham, touring to Grundy Gallery Blackpool and Gavle Konstcentrum, Sweden (show curated by Tom Bloor and Celine Condorelli)
RIFF/T Baltic 39, Newcastle upon Tyne (group show)
Loose Parts Whitechapel Gallery, London; 2013 Children's Art Commission (solo show)
Design for Pleasure Royal Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa; commissioned by Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum (temporary public artwork)
How to Solve Problems in the Office Trade, Nottingham (group show)
FESTIVELA Gallery Vela, London (group show)
Things That Have Interested Me Waterside Contemporary, London (group show)
B.C. #2.1 Beach, London (group show)
B.C. #2 Mexico Project Space, Leeds (group show)
Happy Habitat Revisited South London Gallery, London (solo show)
LOCWS International 2011 LOCWS International, Swansea (temporary public group show)
The Fascination of Islands Cooper Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee (solo show)
Fifteen S1 Artspace, Sheffield (group show)
Kosmos Kiosk Neuer Kunstverein Giessen, Germany (group show)
‘The decade 2010–2020’ The museum as hostage to fortune The Pigeon Wing, London (group show curated by An Endless Supply)
Hit and Miss Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (solo show)
Oneiriography Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (group show curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak)
Euphorbia Serrata Sils, Rotterdam (group show)
A Stranger's Window Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham (group show curated by Moot, Nottingham)
Lobby Cell Project Space, London (group show)
My Native Vale Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle (solo project)
Hey for Lubberland! Ikon off–site, Birmingham (temporary public project)
Extra Extra China Art Objects, Los Angeles (group show)
As long as it lasts Eastside Projects, Birmingham, touring to Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge & Leeds Met Gallery (solo show)
Beck's Fusions Contemporary Art Society, Castlefield Arena, Manchester (temporary public group show)
Kiosk7:OudWestKiosk SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (solo show in collaboration with Gavin Wade)
Mould the Universe The New Art Gallery, Walsall (solo project)
100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art Art on the Underground, A Foundation Rochelle School, London
Folkestone Triennial 2008: Tales of Time & Space Folkestone, Kent (temporary public group show in collaboration with Nils Norman and Gavin Wade)
The Long Take Moot, Nottingham (group show)
.raw Esperanto Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam, Netherlands (group show)
The Ballad of Gunpowder Joe MOT International, London (solo show)
Binary Oppositions CITRIC Gallery, Brescia, Italy (group show)
Kiosk6: Intellect&ComprehensionKiosk Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy (temporary project in collaboration with Gavin Wade)
Among Us Pavilion Projects, Montreal, Canada (temporary public artwork, group show)
Wrong Time, Wrong Place Tent, Rotterdam, Netherlands (group show)
Thin Cities Platform for Art, Piccadilly Line, London Underground, London (temporary public artwork, group show)
Modes of Civic Life Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (solo show)
Strategic Questions: Platform 06 Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria & De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands (group show)
Merz Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria (group show in collaboration with Gavin Wade)
Kiosk3: MerzKiosk Bregenz, Austria (temporary project in collaboration with Gavin Wade)
Various Positions Het Wide Weten, Rotterdam, Netherlands (solo show)
The wide world is all about you Ikon off–site, Birmingham (temporary public project)
The Artist with Two Brains St Paul’s Church, Birmingham (group show curated by MOT International)
Public Structures 2nd GuangZhou Triennial, China (group show curated by Gavin Wade)
Aw Jock Tamson’s Bairns Changing Rooms, Stirling (group show)
All at once, together, at the same time Colony, Birmingham (group show)
Art Sheffield 05: Spectator T S1 Artspace & other venues, Sheffield (group show)
What are the senses? Dudley Zoological Gardens, Dudley (temporary project curated by Gavin Wade)
Romantic Detachment Grizedale Arts, PS1, New York Touring to Q Arts, Derby, Chapter, Cardiff and Folly, Lancaster (group show)
Roadshow Grizedale Arts, Grizedale, Cumbria, touring to Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Lickey Hills, Birmingham, Real Institute, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, Vilma Gold, London and Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee (group show)


Horror in the Modernist Block, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2023 (exhibition catalogue) Art Licks Issue 28: The Idea of a City, September 2022
Playgrounding: the Playground as a Symbolic Form of Society and Design Culture, Domitilla Dardi, Corraini Edizioni, Milan 2022
The Aerodrome, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, 2019 (exhibition catalogue)
VENTRILOQUIST issue two, San Francisco, USA, Summer 2015
Whitechapel Gallery Activity Pack, Whitechapel Gallery 2014 (design of children’s activity pack to coincide with Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language)
Residency Works, Flat Time House, London 2014 (artist's book, designed by An Endless Supply)
Loose Parts, Whitechapel gallery 2013 (artist’s book/exhibition catalogue, designed by James Langdon)
Do Art, Whitechapel Gallery, 2012 (design of children’s activity pack to coincide with Mel Bochner: If the Colour Changes exhibition)
& Labels issue 2, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design 2011
‘The Decade 2010–2020' The museum as hostage to fortune, An Endless Supply 2010
Something to do and Somewhere to do it, Modern Art Oxford 2010 (artist’s book, designed by James Langdon)
We Love Artists: Artist Residences Around the World, Someone’s Garden/BNN, Tokyo 2009
Art and Text, Black Dog Publishing, London 2009
Grizedale Arts—Adding Complexity to Confusion Grizedale Books, Ambleside, Cumbria 2009
Simon & Tom Bloor: As long as it lasts, Eastside Projects, Birmingham 2009 (artist’s book/exhibition catalogue, designed by James Langdon)
Thin Cities, Art on the Underground, London 2008
Kiosk5: KiteKiosk, Strategic Questions, Birmingham 2008 (artist’s book, with Nils Norman & Gavin Wade)
Folkestone Triennial: Tales of Time And Space, Cultureshock Media, London 2008 (exhibition catalogue)
Platform for Art: Art on the Underground, Black Dog Publishing, London 2007
As if something once mentioned, now plain to see, Colony Publications, Birmingham 2007
SMART papers Kiosk7: OudWestKiosk, SMART Project Space Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands (artist’s book, with Gavin Wade)
Kiosk6: Intellect&ComprehensionKiosk, Strategic Questions, Birmingham 2007 (artist’s book, with Gavin Wade)
Springhill Institute, Report on Activities Springhill Institute, Birmingham 2007
The Necessity of Everyday Living, Platform For Art, London 2007 (artist’s book)
Artist Links 2002–2006, Artist Links (British Council/Arts Council England), China 2006
Kiosk3: MERZKIOSK, Magazin4 Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria 2006 (artist’s book, with Gavin Wade)
Merz, Revolver, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 2006 (exhibition catalogue)
Generator 1, Article Press, Birmingham 2006
Beck’s futures 2006, ICA publications, London 2006
The second Guangzhou Triennial: Beyond: an extraordinary space of experimentation for modernization, Guangzhou Triennial, China 2006 (exhibition catalogue)
What are the senses? Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council 2005 (artist’s book)
Roadshow, Grizedale Books, Ambleside, Cumbria 2003 (exhibition catalogue)


Scary storeys – ‘Horror in the Modernist Block’ reviewed, Will Wiles, 2 December 2022
Review: Why villainy hangs out with modernist buildings, Pamela Buxton, RIBA Journal, 17 November 2022
Abacus at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, Grace Edwards, Corridor8, 31 July 2017
Review: Abacus, at Bluecoat, Patrick Kirk-Smith, Art in Liverpool, 29 August, 2017
Abacus at the Bluecoat, Gabrielle de la Puente, Erin & Ivy, The White Pube, 29 July 2017
A platform to observe a re-birth, Sarah Urwin Jones, The Herald, 2 Jul 2016
Art that invites you to "play" and see the world now, Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post, 21 June 2015
Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing, FACT, Liverpool, James Harper, Corridor8, 19 June 2015
Ground: Simon & Tom Bloor and Jim Howieson, Sam Hewland, a-n website, 21 May 2015
Simon & Tom Bloor: Residency Works, Rachel Guthrie, This is Tomorrow website, 22 July 2014
Success in Failure: Art in the City, Amelia Carruthers, March 15, 2014
Art and playgrounds by Simon and Tom Bloor, Paige Johnson, Playscapes blog, 19 July 2012
Things That Have Interested Me, Skye Sherwin, The Guardian Guide, 19 May 2012
Happy Habitat Revisited, Wesleigh Ogle, Dulwich OnView website, 24 June 2011
Locws International 2011 Art Across The City, Emma Geliot, a-n magazine, June 2011
Locws International 2011 Art Across The City, Clare Ferguson-Walker, a-n website, April 2011
Simon & Tom Bloor: The Fascination of Islands, Jon Blackwood, a-n magazine, April 2011
Simon & Tom Bloor: Hit and Miss, James Smith, This is Tomorrow website, 28 October 2010
Simon and Tom Bloor; Manfred Pernice: Modern Art, Oxford, Helen Peacocke, The Oxford Times, 6 October 2010
Simon and Tom Bloor As long as it lasts, James Langdon, Grafik, Issue 177, September 2009
Simon and Tom Bloor, Robert Clark, The Guardian Guide, 21 February 2009
Folkestone Triennial, Jonathan Griffin, Frieze, Issue 117, September 2008
There’s life in the old gull yet, Rachel Cooke, The Observer, 15 June 2008
Folkestone Triennial, Adrian Searle, The Guardian, 20 June 2008
Art in old places, Simon Grant, Apollo, July 2008
Simon & Tom Bloor—The Ballad of Gunpowder Joe, Sally O’Reilly, Art Review, Issue 19, February 2008
Kiosk7: OudwestKiosk, Marek Bartelik, Artforum, March 2008
Last Chance: Simon And Tom Bloor At Mot International, London, Bill Roberts, Saatchi Art blog, December 2007
All at once, together, at the same time, Alli Beddoes, a-n Magazine, January 2006
Art Sheffield 05: Spectator T, Michelle Atherton, Art Monthly, Issue 292, December 2005
Strategic Questions, Fused Magazine, Issue 24, 2005

Grants & Residencies

2015 British Council Artists’ International Development Fund, grant for research trip to Denver, USA
2014 Feeney Trust fellowship grant, Birmingham
2014 Platform Residency, Site Gallery, Sheffield
2013–14 Phynance Residency, Flat Time House, London
2011–12 Whitechapel Gallery Residency, Hermitage Primary School, London
2009 Elephant Trust Grant for As long as it lasts publication
2008 The New Art Gallery Walsall Residency
2007 Henry Moore Foundation Grant for Kiosk7: OudwestKiosk, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (with Gavin Wade)
2006 Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam Residency (funded by Arts Council England)
2005 UCE, Birmingham Generator 1 Curatorial Research & Development Grant
2004 Grizedale Arts, Cumbria Residency/Research & Development Grant
2004 Arts Council England International Research and Development Grant


BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds


Founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham (with Celine Condorelli, Ruth Claxton, James Langdon and Gavin Wade)