Fiona Tan

born 1966

Biography

Fiona Tan (born 1966 in Pekanbaru, Indonesia), is a visual artist who is primarily known for her photography, film and video installations. She is best known for her skillfully crafted and intensely moving installations, in which explorations of identity, memory and history are key. Over the past twenty years her work has gained increasing international recognition. Tan has had solo exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide including the New Museum, New York, Vancouver Artgallery, Sackler Galleries, Washington DC, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland, Akademie der Künsten, Berlin, Kunstverein Hamburg, Konsthal Lund, Landesgalerie Linz, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

In 2009 she represented The Netherlands at the Venice Biennale with the solo presentation ‘Disorient’. She has participated in Documenta 11, the Yokohama Triennale, the Berlin Biennale, Sao Paulo Biennial and also at the Istanbul Biennial, the Sydney Biennial and Asian Pacific Triennial. Her work is represented in many international public and private collections including the Tate Modern, London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Schaulager, Basel, the New Museum, New York and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

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