Thom Sokoloski

Thom Sokoloski is a multi-disciplinary visual artist. He has produced and created works for a number of important cultural institutions worldwide, including LaMama NYC, the Banff Centre, Opéra de Montréal, Canadian Opera Company, Opéra de Lyon, Festival de Liège, The Sound Symposium in Newfoundland, National Capital Commission in Ottawa and La Biennale Musiques en Scène à Lyon. He has directed five of R. Murray Schafer’s operatic works including RA at the Ontario Science Centre and Holland Festival and Hermes Trismegistos at the Liège Festival and inside Union Station for the Harbourfront World Stage Festival. Over the past decade Thom expanded his innovative practices through original large-scale public art installations. The Encampment, first commissioned by Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in 2006, was presented in Toronto, New York City and Ottawa, and at the 2012 Luminato Festival. In 2011, he created Ghost Net while in residence with an Aboriginal community in Mapoon on the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland. In 2013 The Scarecrows, a river installation developed at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, was presented at Nuit North in Huntsville followed by a commission from Art Toronto to create All The Artists Are Here.