Lisa Tan  Moving Image

Lisa Tan  Moving Image
Lisa Tan traces the contours of life as it is shaped by desire and determined by the contingent encounters that form it. To do this, she draws from an array of disparate associations: properties of certain natural phenomena, biographical details of one or two literary figures, violent encounters that recall others, and many more mobilizing triggers. Her work takes the form of installation, photography, video, and writing, among other gestures. Marked by material and conceptual precision, it considers the frame and conditions in which it appears and meets an audience in a manner that often engenders the work itself with its physical features and content.

Lisa Tan lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She is Professor of Art at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design. She received an MFA from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, where she lived for several years before moving to New York. In 2012, she relocated to Sweden to undertake a practice-based PhD at HDK-Valand at the University of Gothenburg.

Tan’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at institutions such as Kunstinstituut Melly (Rotterdam), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Tabakalera (San Sebastian), MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge), Kunsthall Trondheim, ICA Philadelphia, Kadist (Paris), and Artists Space (New York). She was included in The Ghost Ship and the Sea Change, the 11th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2021), Why Not Ask Again?, the 11th Shanghai Biennale (2016), and Surround Audience, the New Museum Triennial (2015). A recent publication Dodge and/or Burn (Mousse Publishing, 2024) departs from her titular solo exhibition at Accelerator in Stockholm (2023-24).

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