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erika tan








  erika tan    
  identinet commission

Erika Tan's body of work reflects her longstanding and sophisticated interest in cultural and anthropological issues. The artist's multimedia installations, photographic works, videos and more recently web sites have found an audience worldwide and have been shown extensively in the UK. Group shows include 'EAST International 2000' at Norwich Gallery, and 'Cities on the Move' at the Hayward Gallery (1999). Her first solo show 'PIDGIN interrupted transmission', a Film and Video Umbrella Touring Exhibition, is currently touring to venues across the UK accompanied by a monograph publication (ISBN 0-9538634-8-4).

Tan has made innovative use of new technologies for digital works. These have included the inIVA project 'Touring London' (2001) and 'Slipstream' (2001), a web-based project curated by Film and Video Umbrella. Via her involvement with the arts organisation Above:Below, Tan has acted as Curator for 'HUB@RiCHMiX' (2001), and as Project Manager on 'ICA in China' (1998-9) and 'Imaginaria 99' for Cap Gemini.

Erika Tan has received numerous awards for her work, including the Digital Arts Fellowship, awarded by The Arts Foundation (1998), the Arts Council Connections Fund - Singapore (1999) and the ACME Live/Work Studio Award (2001-2004). Forthcoming site-specific projects include an East England Arts Commission for Eden House, Cambridge as well as a new commission for a permanent work for the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

Erika Tan was born in Singapore, graduated in Social Anthropology and Archaeology from King's College, Cambridge (1991), studied Film Directing at the Beijing Film Academy, China (1993-4) and completed an MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins School of Art, London (1997).




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