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Peter   Haakon Thompson
Peter Haakon Thompson
Artist
Peter Haakon Thompson is an artist based in Minneapolis, MN whose primary mediums are participation, interaction and conversation. He believes in expanding the idea of what art can be through the blurring of art and life. 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. Tent Services, a free service providing Expeditionary Conversation Tents for use outside the museum, showed at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, June to October 2010. In Summer of 2012 he will create the Phillips West Sign Shop, a pop-up mobile sign making shop to engage neighbors in making, conversing and connecting. He 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, artist-in-residence at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim, Norway and with the Walker Art Center’s Teen Arts Council. In his spare time Thompson ties knots, sails and plays table tennis.
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