19 October 2009


Erika Tan is a London based artist and curator from Singapore whose work has evolved from an interest in anthropology and the moving image. Her art practice engages with issues of representation, institutionalization of the other, and transnational maneurvering(s). Her work has been exhibited in Thermocline of Art, ZKM, Germany 2007; Singapore Biennale 2006; EAST International, Norwich Gallery; Cities on the Move, Hayward Gallery; Incommunicado, Manchester Corner House, Sainsbury Centre. She has worked on commissions with Film & Video Umbrella, Picture This, BBC Radio London, Channel 4, The Forest of Dean, and Turner Contemporary creating both permanent and temporary projects in the UK and abroad. Recent writing projects include And Now China? A special issue of Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art, www.ctrlp-artjournal.org and a Manchester Cornerhouse linked web publishing project Sites of Production: Asian Travelogues [http://sitesofproduction.wordpress.com/].

As an extension to her practice, Erika has also curated and managed art projects such as: The ICA in China; Imaginaria Digital Art Prize '99; HUB @The RiCHMiX, an urban regeneration project; Souvenirs, interventionist project in Museum Street, London and most recently The Supplementary Museum, a critical engagement project in Brighton Museum. She has also had a long-standing interest and engagement with the Chinese Arts sector in Britain, working in a range of capacities from community worker, freelance researcher, curator and arts consultant.

Erika also teaches on the B. A Fine Arts Central Saint Martins School of Art and is associated with TrAIN, the Research Centre for Transnational, Art, Identity and Nation (University of the Arts, London) where she is currently researching transnational artistic practices.

Name: Erika Tan
Location: London, UK
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