Fiona Tan

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Tan, Fiona
Born 1966
Pekanbaru, Indonesia
Nationality Indonesian
Known for video and film installations

Fiona Tan (born 1966 in Pekanbaru, Indonesia), is an artist in photography as well as film and video installations. She grew up in Australia and currently lives in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst.[1]

Selected Solo Exhibitions[edit]

2013 Inventory, MAXXI, Rome and Philadelphia Museum of Art
2013 Ellipsis, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
2012 Point of Departure, CAAC, Sevilla
2012 Vox Populi London, The Photographers Gallery, London
2012 Disorient, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art
2011 Vox Populi Switzerland, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2010-11 Rise and Fall, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC
2010 Frith Street Gallery, London, Vox Populi
2010 Rise and Fall, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau Switzerland, Vancouver Artgallery, Canada 2009 Disorient – Fiona Tan. She was the representative of the Netherlands at the Dutch Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale
2009 Saint Sebastian, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC
2008 Provenance at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
2008 Countenance, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
2007 A Lapse of Memory, Royal Institute of British Architects, London and Frith Street Gallery, London
2007 80 Tage, Vox Populi, Countenance; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2006 Short Voyages, Frith Street Gallery, London
2005 Fiona Tan, Saint Sebastian, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal, Canada
2004 Time Zones, Tate Modern, London
2003 Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul
2003 Link, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2002 Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany
2001 Venice Biennale, Venice
1999 Stimuli, Witte de With, Rotterdam
1997 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg

Selected Group Exhibitions[edit]

2013 Suspended Histories, Museum van Loon, Amsterdam
2013 Inseldasein, DAAD Galerie, Berlin
Le Pont, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille
2012 Beyond Imagination, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2012 Arte torna arte, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
2012 Autobiography, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris
2012 Status, Fotomuseum Winterthur
2011 Moving Portraits, De La Warr Pavilion, UK
2011 Expanded Cinema, MMOMA, Moscow
2011 Architectural Environments for Tomorrow, MOT Tokyo
2010 Architecture Biennale, Venice
2010 Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo
2010 Ich zweifellos, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
2009 Rethink Kakotopia, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center
2009 Self and Other, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
2008 Art Unlimited, Art Basel
2008 Breeze, cur. Marja Bloem, Gallery Nelson Freeman, Paris
2008 The Tropics Martin- Gropius-Bau, Berlin
2008 Be(com)ing Dutch Van Abbemuseum, Eidenhoven
2007 Cine y Casi Cone, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
2007 Global Multitude, Rotunde, Luxemburg
2007 L’oeil ecranou la nouvelle image, Casino Luxembourg
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art of Bucharest, Romania
2007 Contour, Museum Prinsenhof, Delf
2007 Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva
2007 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Photographer’s Gallery; Berlin
2007 Gallery, Berlin; Neue Börse, Frankfurt

Prizes and Awards[edit]

2007 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (nominee)
2004 ICP Infinity Award for Art, New York
2003 Artes Mundi Prize, Cardiff (nominee) 1998 J.C. van Lanschot Prize for sculpture, Belgium/The Netherlands


2003 IASPIS grant and residency, Stockholm
2001-02 DAAD scholarship and residency, Berlin


  • Mariska van den Berg; John Berger, Lynne Cooke, Heddy Honigmann, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Dominic van den Boogerd (2001). Mariska van den Berg, ed. Fiona Tan, Scenario. nai010. ISBN 9789056621827.  *
  • Francesco Bonami; Joel Snyder and Tessa Jackson (2004). Fiona Tan: Correction. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. ISBN 9780933856844. 

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Tan, Fiona (c. 2009). Rise and Fall. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery. p. 103. ISBN 9781895442793.