Tom Burke is a creative director, producer and curator of live experiences.

As a curator Tom activates new models of collaboration between artistic disciplines, through theatrical, music, film and political philosophy practices. He has curated and produced live experiences for the British Film Institute, XL Recordings, the British Council, the Dutch National Opera, David Roberts Arts Foundation, The Transpecies Society and Saint Laurent.

As a creative director, lead singer, songwriter and producer for his band Citizens! Tom’s work was performed all over the world, including live performances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, South by Southwest, the Pompidou Centre and Palais De Tokyo. Citizens! collaborated and toured with Franz Ferdinand, Tame Impala, Charlie XCX, The Roots, Robyn, Mark Ronson and many more. The Guardian wrote that his work is ‘all, there or thereabouts, fantastic,’ and ‘likely to induce widespread street-dancing.’ He has directed music videos, including for hit single True Romance, which won the 2013 Fubiz Award for Best Music Video. Tom has been invited to produce live events for numerous fashion brands, including Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, and has collaborated with visual artists High 5 Collective, We Are from LA and Megaforce, who have gone on to work with Frank Ocean, The Weekend, Rihanna, Madonna and Pharell Williams. He continues to collaborate with musicians of varying genres including rapper Rejjie Snow and French House pioneer Etienne De Crecy.

Tom’s BA was in Theatre Studies and alongside his music and curatorial practices he has written, directed and produced theatrical works, appearing at the Edinburgh Festival, Hampstead Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse.

In 2017 Tom was one of 15 international students to be selected for the avant-garde educational structure the University of the Underground, whose board includes Prof. Noam Chomsky, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nadja Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot) and Prof. Arjun Appadurai. At the University of the Underground Tom explores ways in which his multidisciplinary practice as curator and producer can collide with institutions and integrate communities, creating space for deep democracy, social dreaming and the disruption of power structures.

Tom and his wife, Chilean architect Carla Aldunate, are transnational artists, practicing between London, Paris and Amsterdam.