A wooden block stands against a white wall and grey background, with a small black umbrella balanced on top

Chester Tenneson

PIVOT artist in residence 2020 - present


Chester Tenneson uses sculpture, print and performance to explore the absurdity of institutional design and to question its authority. Tenneson often analyses gendered objects and gestures and uses his work as a means of playful critique.

His work has been exhibited by In Certain Places at University of Central Lancashire, HOME in Manchester and Trans Creative. In 2018 a selection of his work was acquired by Galerie Nivet-Carzon in Paris. Tenneson has also curated the online exhibition exploring trans masculine contemporary art, Found in Translation.

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