Thomas Thiede studied art history, philosophy, and theater studies at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, as well as restoration and conservation in Dresden and painting in Düsseldorf. His work is focused on two key aspects. The first field of activity is drawings and drawing based installations. Some of these space-related drawing installations are site specific and are also named after their appearance. The second field of activity is an international artist exchange project titled Collaboration_, which he launched in 2008. Since then, the project has had twelve stations, for instance in Great Britain, Serbia, Iceland, Slovakia, China, Finland, and Korea. His work has been shown at exhibitions and galleries worldwide. In recent years, his collaborations with Alexander Kluge have been shown at Kunstverein Stuttgart, Museum Folkwang (Essen), Belvedere 21 (Vienna), and the Vincent van Gogh Foundation (Arles).
As of January 2019