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Erika Tan screenings & exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

1995
Towner Open Joint Winner, Selected by Gilane Tawadros (Director inIVA)

1996
Sites of Construction, Towner Art Gallery and Local Museum, Eastbourne

2000
Unframing Process, CAS, Osaka, Japan

2002
PIDGIN Film & Video Umbrella Commission, touring Norwich Art Gallery, Aspex Gallery, www.norwichgallery.co.uk/gallery/archive/ex2001/pages/tan.html

2003
In Situ, Forest of Dean Public Art Commission, permanent work in sculpture trail, www.forestofdean-sculpture.org.uk/artists/sculptors/erika-tan/

2004
Faint, Droit House, Turner Contemporary, Margate. Video installation
Mementoes a Turner Centre project, Margate. [solo project, but collaborative event]
Identities Versus Globalisation, Chiangmai Art Museum, Bangkok National Gallery, Dahlem Museum, Berlin

2005
Waterloo Sunset, multilingual radio intervention/broadcast made while on residency with BBC Radio London Robert Elms Show
Persistent Visions, Manchester Chinese Arts Centre. Video Commission with Picture This and Empire and Commonwealth Film Archives, Bristol

2008
Three Degrees of Separation, Chelsea Futurespace, London
A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling, Sunderland, UK

Group Exhibitions

1996
Links '96, Yang Sing Restaurant and Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
STICK Your Hands in the Air, Acorn Storage Building, London

1997
Far from the Shore, Pitshanger Manor Local Museum and Gallery, London
Half the Sky, Contemporary Chinese Women Artists, Museum of London

1998
Game Show, Belt -art project space, London
number six, Trafalgar Square 2000, Brixton

1999
Cities On The Move, Hayward Gallery, London
Empire & I, Pitshanger Manor, Ealing Broadway. Axiom Art Centre, Cheltenham, www.ti3.org.uk/ei.htm

2000
EAST International, Norwich Art Gallery

2001
JUNCTURE, The Granary,Cape Town and Studio Voltaire, London

2002
CURIO, site-specific interventionist works for Hanbury Street, London Curated by Terra Incognita, www.ti3.org.uk/curio.htm

2003
Strangers to Ourselves, curated by Judith Stewart, Hastings Gallery and Museum Touring to Canterbury and London
Incommunicado, Hayward Gallery Touring Show, Sainsbury Centre, Manchester Corner
House, City Gallery, Edinburgh. Curated by Margot Heller
Science Fictions, The Esplanade, Singapore Art Festival. Curated by Earl Lu Gallery

2004
Osawa Tsuyoshi: Answer with Yes or No, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Personalised Nasubi Gallery work

2005
CAST, new video work shown in Reassurance, Triangle Space, London & Manchester
Chinese Arts Centre. Curated by Yue Lai Mo

2006
Singapore Biennale, new commissions
Around the World in 80 Days, South London Gallery, www.southlondongallery.org/docs/exh/exhibition.jsp?id=125
Mining the Archive, Centre A, Vancouver
Ghosting, a Picture This exhibition touring to: Angle Row Gallery, Nottingham. Chapter Gallery, Cardiff. Bristol, A Bond Space, www.picture-this.org.uk/2006/ErikaTan.htm

2007
Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves, ZKM, Karlshurl, Germany, www.zkm.de/thermocline

Commissions

1995
Towner Open -Joint Winner. Selected by Gilane Tawadros (Director, inIVA)

1997
Guarded Proximity & Chintz, Central Saint Martins School of Art (installations)

1998
Souvenirs, interventionist site specific project in Museum Street, London. [joint curator]

2001
Touring London, inIVA web project. www.iniva.org/exhibitions_projects/2001/touring_london1
Slipstream, digital web project with Film & Video Umbrella, ICA. www.slipstream.net

2002
East England Arts, Commission for a permanent work in Eden House, Cambridge
Identinet. Slotart Digital Commission, C4/ACE. Slot Art (PDF)

2003
Brighton Royal Pavilion Architecture Week Residency, collaboration with Anthony Lam

2004
BEACON a live art participatory event on Margate sea front - commission for Margate
Ideas for a Better Place, new audience participatory work (A6 publication & T-shirts) commissioned by Melanie Keen for Bow Festival. [solo project for group exhibition]

2005
TWELVE, year-long curatorial project with The Green Centre World Art Collection, Museum of
Brighton in association with Brighton and Hove Chinese Community. [collaborative project]

2008
A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling, a residency and commission initiated Keith Whittle of /slab, University of Sunderland in association with BankART 1929, Yokohama and Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, UK

Talks

1997 Rethinking "Mixed Race" conference in association with Dept. of Cultural Studies & Sociology, Uni. of Birmingham, Dept. of Sociology & Social Anthropology, Uni. of Kent. 1997

1998
DEAL, 1998 Gallery. Panel speakers included Gilane Tawadros, Sonia Boyce

1999
New Moves. A one-day conference on Chinese Arts. V&A

2000
In Conversation With - Yuk King Tan. Camden Arts Centre
Making the Map. Cultural Diversity Mapping Day, Arts Council of England

2001
Crouching Curator, Hidden Artist: Onedancircle Panel Discussion, Goldsmiths College

2003
Translation and Transformation - day of talks and discussion at the Royal College of Arts

2004
Middle England Conference, Exeter
A Free State, Decibel Conference
Connecting Flights, Keynote Speaker, Arts Council Decibel Conference, London

Other Projects

1996
Above:Below art organisation. Co-founded with Neil McConnon

1997
Visual Director of 1997, Behind the Chinese Takeaway. A multimedia collaboration with Yellow Earth Theatre Company, performed at Battersea Arts Centre and the I.C.A.

1998
Co-curator of Souvenirs, major site specific and interventionist project responding to the history, location and businesses in Bloomsbury, London

1999
Visual contributor, live art event, 4 Sets and a Jam, Digital Diaspora

2008
'and now China?' a special printed edition of Ctrl+P journal of art, Co-editor with Judy Freya Sibayan. A downloadable version is also available on: www.ctrlp-artjournal.org

Residencies

1998
Soho Parish Primary School & The Photographers Gallery. 2 month residency working with Year 4, 5 and 6 in response to the Asia City Exhibition, resulting in SpinCity -exhibition of photographic and collage works produced. Sponsored by Reuter

2000
Year of the Artist, Residency at East International, Norwich Art Gallery

2002/3
Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, residency and commission, www.forestofdean-sculpture.org.uk/artists/sculptors/erika-tan/

2004
Margate Mementoes, Turner Contemporary Residency/Audience Development project
Artists Links Shanghai, Arts Council England Artists residency, 3 weeks

2005
BBC Radio London, 1 week on the Robert Elms Show
RE-Wanchai, Hong Kong, International Artists Residency in association with Triangle Trust, I participated as an observer/writer, 2 weeks

Awards

1993
Black Arts Video Award, Arts Council of England
BBC Television Operations Bursary, 3 month Post Production training, BBC London

1995
Firstbase, ACAVA Studio Award

1996
Eastern Arts Commissions with Cambridge Darkroom

1997
Arts for Everyone Express, Lottery Award

1998
Digital Arts Fellowship, The Arts Foundation

1999
Arts Council Connections Fund, to attend Nokia 99 Singapore Art Symposium City/Community

2000
British Council Travel/Exhibition Grant - CAS Space, Osaka, Japan

2001-2005
ACME Live Work Studio Award, London

2002
6 of the Best, winner of Best New Talent, East England Arts/Anglia TV Awards

2004
Artist Links British Council Residency in Shanghai

2006
British Council Travel/Exhibition Grant - Centre A, Vancouver Canada

URL Links

www.utopicblurr.com/index.html
Digital light-box and screensaver commission for The Arts Council, East's atrium space in Eden House. Website has downloadable versions of the screensaver work


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