Peter Haakon Thompson
Artist, Curator, Organizer
Involved with Intermedia Arts since: 2000
Peter Haakon Thompson is an artist, curator, organizer whose primary mediums are participation, interaction and conversation. Thompson is founder of The A Project and co-founder of the Art Shanty Projects.

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Peter Haakon Thompson is an artist based in Minneapolis, MN whose primary mediums are participation, interaction and conversation. Some of his works include: The A Project, an effort to create solidarity among artists in their neighborhoods with the use of window signs with a large red ‘A’ indicating a household of artists/artist supporters. In 2004, he co-founded a participatory, temporary community called The Art Shanty Projects, existing every winter for five weeks on frozen Medicine Lake in suburban Minneapolis. Teach Me Your Language is a work designed to ask passers-by to teach the artist their language with the aid of a chalkboard-sidewalk sign. His project Tent Services, a free check-out service providing Expeditionary Conversation Tents for use outside the museum, showed at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis June to October 2010. During the summer of 2011, he will be his neighborhood’s Unofficial Official Artist in Residence. Peter is currently working as the new ArtsHub co-working coordinator at Intermedia Arts. Connect with him at: PeterHT@IntermediaArts.org.

Peter earned a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and completed his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2010. He is a past recipient of a Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship, McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Photographers, Forecast Public Projects grant and an artist-in-residence at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim, Norway and with the Walker Art Center’s Teen Arts Council. His work has been published in Photo Metro, Camerawork Journal and The New Yorker. He was a finalist for the Cartier Award at the Freize Art Fair in 2010. He has exhibited work at Open Engagement in Portland, Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco, The Plains Art Museum in Fargo, Soo Gallery and The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, The Duluth Art Institute, Jen Bekman in New York and Trans Art in Trondheim, Norway. In his spare time he ties knots, races sailboats and plays table tennis.