Tomas Percival is an artist and researcher living and working in Los Angeles. He holds an MFA from the Interdisciplinary Studio area at UCLA and a BA in Fine Art and History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. His research and practice examine a number of ethico-political issues related to the built environment, including questions of urban securitisation, sovereignty, and rights. He has participated in residency programmes at the University of Fine Arts in Poznan and SOMA in Mexico City, and has exhibited his projects in Europe and the United States. He is currently teaching art history and visual cultures at the University of California, Irvine.