One of Thomas Mailaender’s attributes is his ingenuity and ability to conceive curious and creative exhibitions using everyday materials, and his curated shows teem with humour and originality. Known for his use of a wide range of techniques including ceramic, photography, collage and installation, he employs diverse materials, often re-appropriating images from the internet or his own huge archive.
Living and working between Paris and Marseille, along with Eric Kessels, Thomas has curated Photo Pleasure Palace, an exhibition in conjunction with this Unseen Photography fair in Amsterdam. Both artists are compulsive collectors of photographs and keen observers of sociological patters. Additionally, they both take the absurd and ridiculous very very seriously.