Born in 1972, Stockholm, Sweden.
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa

Represented by Barnard Gallery, South Africa


1993-1997 BA (FA) Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa.

Solo exhibitions

2023 “Interlude”, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2022 “Local Stories”, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2022 “Everything in a Small Space of Time”, Cité internationale des arts , Paris

2021 “To Reach Japan”, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town (online)

2020 “Record/Play”, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2018 “Finding New Life in an Old Form”, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2016 “Good Advice”, M Contemporary, Sydney, Australia

2016 “Whatever Happens”, Galleri Flach, Stockholm, Sweden

2014 “Tower”, Brundyn, Cape Town

2013 Candyland, Stockholm, Sweden

2013 KKNK, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

2012 solo presentation at Scope New York

2012 “Periphery”, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town

2009 “Book Portraits” at ”Summer 2009/10: Projects”, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town

2008 “Small Moments”, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town

2007 Magrorocca, Milan, Italy

2006 Joao Ferreira Gallery

2006 “House”, KZNSA, Durban

2005 “The Judge and other stories”, Joao Ferreira Gallery

2004 “There is so much to say”, Joao Ferreira Gallery

2003 Galleri Svenska Bilder, Stockholm, Sweden

2002 “Principles of Flight”, Joao Ferreira Gallery

2000 ”In Between North and South”, Joao Ferreira Gallery

Selected Group exhibitions

2023 “Collide”, Featherstone Centre For the Arts, Martha’s Vineyard, US
“Fullhouse”, Blank Projects, Cape Town
“Horses”, Under Projects, Cape Town
Investec Cape Town Art Fair

2022 Studio presentation, Cité Des Arts Internationale, Paris
Ex Libris, Leeu Estates Everard Read Franschhoek
Investec Cape Town Art Fair

2021 AKAA, Paris (online)

2020 “Home Is Where the Art Is”, Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Town
Investec Cape Town Art Fair

2019 “Self”, Glen Carlou Wine Estate
Investec Cape Town Art Fair
“Monochrome”, Barnard gallery

2018 AKAA, Paris
Siyakhula Michaelis fundraising auction, select lots exhibition, Cape Town
START, Saatchi Gallery, London
“Print Promises” South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Investec Cape Town Art Fair

2017 ”Collective”, Barnard gallery, Cape Town
“Nano”, Barnard Gallery

2016 Summer Exhibition, Circa, London

2015 ”Homage”, Everard Read, Cape Town
“Imago Mundi”, Benetton Collection, Venice Biennale

2014 “Twenty: Contemporary Art from South Africa”, Turchin Centre for the Arts, Appalachian State University, North Carolina,US.

2014 Cape Town Art Fair, Brundyn

2013 Paint+, NIROX, Johannesburg
FNB Joburg Art Fair
“More Than Words”, Spier Manor House, Stellenbosch

2012 “Material/ Representation”, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town

2011 FNB Joburg Art Fair
”Open Books”, iArt, Cape Town
”People”, Chagan Contemporary, London

2010 ”Open End”, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town

2009 ”Sing Into My Mouth”, What if the World, Cape Town
Johannesburg Art Fair
”Printing Money”, The South African Print Gallery, Cape Town
”Big Wednesday”, What if the World

2008 ”Warren Editions”, Blank Projects, Cape Town
Johannesburg Art Fair

2006 ”New Painting”, curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, KZNSA, Durban, UNISA Gallery, Pretoria and
Johannesburg Art Gallery.
Liste, Basel

1999 ”Dreams and Clouds”, Goteborgs Konst Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

1998 ”Dreams and Clouds”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
“Transposition Workshop Residency, Robben Island”, hosted by South African National Gallery, Cape Town and
Moderna Museet, Sweden.
Graduate exhibition at Michaelis School of Fine Art.

1997-1998 The 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, with the Sluice Group, in curator Colin Richards ”Graft” show, at the South
African National Gallery, Cape Town.

1996 ”Sluice, an Installation and Performance Event”, with the Sluice group, at the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.


2022 William Nordings fond, Swedish Royal Academy of Art

2021 Fellowship at Cité des Arts Internationale, Paris, courtesy of Swedish Royal Academy of Art

2006 Absa Atelier Awards, Top-ten finalist

2004 Brett Kebble Art Awards, Finalist, CTICC, Cape Town
Absa Atelier Awards, Finalist, Johannesburg


Iziko South African National Gallery (Cape Town), Swedish Parliament (Stockholm, Sweden), Karolinska Sjukhuset, (Stockholm, Sweden), Sasol (SA), Nando’s (UK), Spier (SA), Hollard (SA), Imago Mundi Benetton Collection (Italy), Press Art Collection of Annette and Peter Nobel, (Zurich), as well as private collections in Australia, Europe, South Africa and the USA.


Tom Cullberg, Local Stories
155pp., colour illus., linen hardback, Cape Town, 2022. ISBN
Publisher; Barnard, Cape Town
Includes the essays;

Tom Cullberg, Finding New Life in an Old Form
110 pp., colour illus., linen hardback, Cape Town, 2018. ISBN 978-0-620-80894-1
Publisher; Barnard, Cape Town
Includes the essays; “Sensation and Fact in Tom Cullberg’s New Painting” by Sean O’Toole and “A Calculus of Forms” by Andrew Lamprecht

Tom Cullberg, Tower
60 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. ISBN 978-0-620-63351-2
Catalogue of the exhibition Tower at Brundyn+, Cape Town, 2014.
Includes the essay: “Reading Between the Lines” by Mary Corrigal and a Q&A between Tim Leibbrandt and Tom Cullberg.

Paint+, Experimental Ventures into Expanded Painting
44 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2013.
Catalogue of the exhibition, NIROX Projects, Johannesburg, 2013.
Artists include Sanell Aggenbach, Tom Cullberg, and Matthew Hindley.

Tom Cullberg, Nya Målningar/ New Paintings
Catalogue of the exhibition at Candyland in Stockholm, Sweden, March 2013
Curator: Martin Ålund, 24pp.,colour illus., paperback.
Includes the essays; “Sträcka sig bakåt och söka sig framåt(SW)/Reaching back and moving forward(ENG)” by Martin Ålund and “Tom Cullberg
(SWE/ENG) by Tor Billgren.

FNB Joburg Artfair 2013
Pillon (S.) curator
Catalogue of the 2013 FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

Tom Cullberg, Periphery
36 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012.
Catalogue of the exhibition of paintings, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, 2012.
Painting on the Edge: tangibility, abstraction and association in Tom Cullberg’s ‘Periphery’” by Tim Leibbrandt.

Summer 2009/10 Projects
84 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2009.
Catalogue of the exhibition, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, November 2009 - January 2010.
Includes work by Jane Alexander, Retha Erasmus, Sabelo Mlangeni, Tom Cullberg, Guy Tillim, Berni Searle, Willem Boshoff, Dineo Seshee Bopape,
Tracy Payne, Andrew Putter and Zanele Muholi.

New Painting”, a group exhibition of recent South African art
Janse van Rensburg (S.) curator 46 pp., colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2006.
Catalogue of the exhibition, KZNSA Gallery, Durban, & UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria, 2006.
Artists featured are Ryan Arenson, Conrad Botes, Jan-Henri Booyens, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Kudzanai Chiurai, Tom Cullberg, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt,
Moshekwa Langa, Mustafa Maluka, Colbert Mashile, Tracy Payne, Johannes Phokela, Deborah Poynton, Tanya Poole, Themba Shibase & Dinkies Sithole.
Includes the essay, “Painting Ourselves Out of a Corner” by Virginia MacKenny.

21st Absa L’Atelier Awards
Helen Weldrick. Catalogue ISBN 0-620-36666-4