FOS (Thomas Poulsen) was born in 1971.
He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1999 and lives and works in Copenhagen.
Over the years, FOS has exhibited at a variety of locations both domestically and abroad. His work was featured at the Venice Biennale in June 2011, where he exhibited Osloo. Osloo was a floating pavilion (comprising of a bar, stage and its own radio station) and it provided the framework for an intensive program of performances, readings, concerts and lectures. The work was FOS's contribution to the Danish pavilion at the Biennale.
In 2006 he stood behind the redesign of the men's home in Vesterbro, together with colleague Kenneth Balfelt.
Solo exhibitions include
Another Place Yet A Place, Andersen’s Contemporary, Berlin (2010)
Osloo, Copenhagen’s harbour (2010)
Clutch, Max Wigram Gallery, London (2009); Memory Theatre Twig
Social Design #14, GAK, Bremen (2008)
All this noise for nothing – nothing for something, Social design #13, Statements, Art Basel, Basel (2007)
Group exhibitions include
Overlap – an Exhibition about Art and Design, Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2011)
KURS: HAVNEN, KØS – Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge (2009)
ReMap 2, Athens (2009)
U-TURN, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2008); Busan Biennale, Busan (2006)
In 2010, FOS received the Carl Nielsens and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens prize. In 2006, he received a three-year work grant from the National Arts Fund.
FOS is represented by the galleries Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen, and Max Wigram Gallery, London.