Christian Bumbarra Thompson, is a contemporary Australian artist. Of Bidjara heritage on his father’s side, his Aboriginal identity has played an important role in his work, which includes photography, video installations and sound recordings.
After being awarded the Charlie Perkins Scholarship, to complete his doctorate in Fine Arts at Oxford University, he has spent much time in England. His work has been extensively exhibited in galleries around Australia and internationally.
Thompson has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, having been included in exhibitions such as ‘Australia’ at the Royal Academy for the Arts, London, ‘We Bury Our Own’, The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, Valencian Institute of Modern Art, Valencia, Spain, ‘The Other and Me’, The Sharjah Museum, United Arab Emirates, ‘Hijacked III’, QUOD Gallery, Derby, United Kingdom. ‘Shadow life’ Bangkok Art and Cultural centre, Bangkok, Thailand. ‘The beauty of Distance/ Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age’, 17th Biennale of Sydney.