fr en



Born 1964, Scotland.
Lives and works in the United States.


Tom Eccles is a member of the LUMA Arles Core Group; he co-organised a series of planning symposiums in Arles for the cultural complex now under construction. Since 2005 he has been the executive director, as well as associate exhibition curator, of Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies, supervising the construction of the Hessel Museum of Art (Annandale-On-Hudson, New york). Between 1996 and 2005, Tom Eccles was director of New York City’s public Art Fund, organising more than a hundred projects with artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Jeff Koons.

From 2006 to 2010 he programmed the Park Avenue Armory (New york City), hosting Christian Boltanski (2010), among others. Until 2011 he was artistic advisor for the Adobe Museum of Digital Media.


Tom Eccles was a nominator for the Discovery Award of the Rencontres d’Arles 2010. He nominated the following artists: Roe Ethridge, Liz Deschenes and Anne Collier.

Beatrix Ruf and Tom Eccles are curators of exhibition – Tony Oursler, IMPONDERABLE, at The Rencontres d’Arles 2015.