Fiona Tan

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Fiona Tan


1966 born in Pekan Baru, Indonesia
lives and works in Amsterdam

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 IMA, Brisbane. Nellie. (1 April – 29 April)

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv. Geography of Time. (17 February – 24 June)

De Pont Museum, Tilburg. Ascent. (11 February – 11 June)

2016 Mudam, Luxembourg. Geography of Time. (20 February – 28 August)

Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka-ken. Ascent. (18 July – 18 October)

Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. Geography of Time. (16 September 2016 – 15 January 2017)

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. Disorient. (22 December 2016 – 19 March 2017)

2015 Frith Street Gallery Golden Square & Soho Square, London. Ghost Dwellings. (1 May – 31 July)

Frith Street Gallery Golden Square & Soho Square, London. Inventory. (1 May – 26 June)

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Depot. (10 July – 1 November)

Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo. Geography of Time. (25 September 2015 – 31 January 2016)

2014 Rabo Kunstzone, Utrecht. Options & Futures. (8 April – 19 September)

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo. Nellie. (30 May – 28 June)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. Inventory. (14 December 2013 – 11 May 2014)

Metropolitan Museum for Photography, Tokyo / National Museum of Art, Osaka. Terminology. (20 July – 23 September)

2013 MAXXI, Rome. Inventory. (27 March – 8 September)

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Ellipsis. (3 August – 10 November)

Benesse Art Site, Inujima. Cloud Island I, Project for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen / Koldo Mitxelena, San Sebastian. Point of Departure. (6 July – 27 October)

2012 Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art. Disorient. (7 June 2012 – 24 February 2013)

The Photographers Gallery, London. Vox Populi London. (15 – 30 September)

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contempraeneo, Sevilla. Point of Departure. (22 March - 22 July 2012)

2011 Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, ‘Rise and Fall’ and New Works, (10 September - 15 October)

Galerie de L’UQUAM. Rise and Fall. (25 February- 2 April)

Sackler Gallery, Washington D.C., Catalogue with texts Okwui Enwezor, Bruce Grenville, Michael Newman, Irit Rogoff, Madeline Schuppli, (23 September - 16 January 2011)

Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, Vox Populi, Switzerland (17 June - 17 July)

2010 Freer Sackler: The Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art. Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall. (25 September - 16 January)

29th Bienal de São Paulo. Participating Artist. (25 September - 12 December)

Frith Street Gallery. Fiona Tan: Cloud Island and other new works. (17 September – 29 October)

Vlaams Bouwmeester, Brussels, A Fools Paradise (2 - 17 July)

Peter Freeman Inc., New York, Fiona Tan Provenance and other works (13 May - 10 July)

The Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada. Fiona Tan: Rise and
Fall (8 May - 6 September). Exhibition traveled; Montreal Galerie de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (2011)

Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Disorient and other works (27 March - 20 June)

SCAF Foundation, Sydney, Fiona Tan (19 March - 12 June)

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland, Fiona Tan: Rise and Fall
(30 January - 18 April)

2008 Map Birger Jarlsgatan, Stockholm, Island

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Fiona Tan: Countenance
(20 September - 11 February 2009)

Chapelle du Genêteil Centre d’Art Contemporain- Le Carré Scène Château-Gontier, Fiona Tan

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Provenance (27 August - 10 October)

2007 Lunds Konsthalle, Sweden, Time and Again (24 November - 27 January 2008)

Firth Street Gallery, London, A Lapse of Memory (10 - 30 October)

Royal Institute of British Architects, London, A Lapse of Memory
(12 - 13 October)

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 80 Days (21 September - 6 January)

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, News from the Near Future
(4 April - 10 May)

2006 Firth Street Gallery, London, Short Voyages (14 September - 27 October)

Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark, Mirrormaker (25 February - 21
May). Exhibition travelled: Landesgalerie, Linz; Kunstmuseum, Bergen,
Norway; Pori, Finland.

Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Fiona Tan
(26 January - 26 March)

2005 Musee d’Arte Contemporain, Montreal, Canada Saint Sebastian
(12 May - 5 September)

Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England, Countenance (and other works)
(April - 29 May)

Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden, Fiona Tan (21 May - 4 September)

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Saint Sebastian (8 - 22 October)

2004 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Correction
(26 June - 16 October)

IASPIS Gallery, Stockholm, Fiona Tan (15 April - 16 May)

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Fiona Tan (22 January - 21 February)

2003 Firth Street Gallery, London, New and Recent Works
(30 January - 15 March)

2002 Villa Arson Nice, Centre National d’Arte Contemporain, Nice, Fiona Tan- akte 1 (19 December - 15 February). Exhibition travelled: De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg; Akademie der Kuensten, Berlin)

2001 Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, Recent Works (24 March - 12 May)

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, Matrix 144 (19 May- 2 September)

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Film and Video Works
(01 September - 13 October)

Galerie der Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst, Lucerne, Switzerland
May You Live in Interesting Times

Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich, Rain

2000 Kunstverein Hamburg, Scenario

Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Linnaeus’ Flower Clock

Aussendienst, Hamburg, Carwreck Cinema

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Lift

1999 De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Roll I & II

De Begane Grond, Utrecht, Elsewhere is a Negative Mirror
(11 April - 9 May)

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Cradle

De Balie, Amsterdam, Smoke Screen

1998 Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, the Netherlands, Linneaus’ Flower Clock (27 February - 21 March)

1997-1996 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, Open Studio

1995 Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Amsterdam, Inside Out

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Kunsthustorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. The Shape of Time. (5 March- 8 July 2018).

2017 Whitechapel Gallery, London. ISelf collection displays (27 August – 27

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon. Sculpture on Screen: The Very
Impress of the Object. (14 July – 2 October)

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. Dioramas (14 June – 10 September)

Caen Museum of Fine Arts, Normandy, France. L’attention au reel. (19
May – 10 September)

Belvedere, Vienna, Austria. Ageing Pride. (16 November- 11 March 2018)

Pafos, Cyprus. Weaving Europe. (17 November- 31 December)

2012 Espace Culturelle Louis Vuitton, Paris, Autobiography, (23 March - 20 July)

National Museum, Oslo, Unfinished Journey, (16 March - 20 May)

2011 De La War Pavilion, Bexhil on Sea, Moving Portrait, (January 22 - March 31)

Galerie im Taxispalis, Innsbruck, Anonymous Sculptures, (February 26 - April 30)

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Temporary Stedlijk 2, (March 3 - May 5)

Museum Kunst der Westkuste, Fohr, Ten Women Who Use Film

MmoMA, Moscow, Expanded Cinema (13 June - 3 July)

2010 Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, Cloud Island 1, Project for the Venice Architecture Biennale, (August 29 - November 21)

29a Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, (Septemember 25 - Novemember 12)

ZKM, Karlsrhue, Fast Forward 2. The Power of Motion, (June 18 - October 3)

Centro de Artes Visuales Fundacion Helga de Alvear, Caceres, Margins of Silence, (June 6 - January 15)

Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow (16 April- 03 May)

Argauer Kunsthaus, Aarau Yesterday will be better (13 May- 01 August)

Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Anonymous Sculptures, (October 10 - February 6)

Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Mortality, (October 8 - November 28)

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland, curated by Madeline Schuppli, Yesterday will be Better, (21 August - 7 November)

Domaine de la Garenne Lemot, Getigne, Jeux de roles, (July 9 - October 31)

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, Undeniably me. 1309 Faces / Ich, zweifellos. 1309 Gesichter ( 21 November - 28 March)

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Artists Rooms, (March 27 - September 27)

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Yebisu International Festival of Art & Alternative Visions (19 -28 February)

Glasgow, Glasgow International Festival for Visual Art, (April 16 - September 27)

Tensta Konsthall, Sweden, Rethink Kakotopia (20 February - 10 April)

2009 National gallery of Cape Town, Cape Town; Centro Cultural Banco do
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Os Tropicos/ The Tropics

Freer & Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC, Saint Sebastian,
(14 March - 5 July)

National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Self and Other:
Portraits from Asia and Europe. Exhibition travelled: National Museum
of Art, Osaka; Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka; The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama; Prefectural Museum of Cultural history, Kanagawa,

53rd Venice Biennale, representing the Netherlands

2008 Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, Breeze, curated by Marja Bloem
(20 September - 21 October)

Van Abbemuseum, Eidenhoven, Be(com)ing Dutch
(15 January - 29 March)

New Orleans, Prospect 1 Biennale (03 - 18 November)

Hiroshima Museum of Modern Art, Hiroshima, Dome

Inelcom Collection, Madrid, Inaugural exhibition

Museìon, Bolzano, Peripheral Vision and Collective Body (24 May - 21

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, 15 Years/ Part III (26 January - 26 February)

Cinema du Reels 30th Anniversary, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Facing

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Greenwashing
(28 February - 18 May)

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Imprisioned (28 September - 16 November)

2007 Rotunde, Luxembourg, Global Multitude

Casino Luxembourg, L’oeil ecranou la nouvelle image (24 March - 17
June). Exhibition travelled: National Museum of Contemporary Art of Bucharest, Romania

Museum Prinsenhof, Delft, Contour (4 March- 13 May)

Geneva, Biennale of Moving Images (12 October - 16 December)

Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Cine y Casi Cine 2007 (5 November - 3

BAC (Bâtiment d’art contemporain), Geneva, Culture hors-sol (12 October - 16 December)

The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 07 (9 February - 9 April). Exhibition travelled: C/O Gallery, Berlin; Neue Börse, Frankfurt.

Mücsarnok, Budapest, Vetítés, The Projection Project (23 June - 26 August)

Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid

Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Sienna, The
Shadow. Exhibition travelled: Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro; Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

2006 Brighton, Brighton Photography Biennale (6 - 29 October)

Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Touch My Shadows, New Media Works from the Goetz Collection (1 December - 28 February)

Sydney, 15th Biennale of Sydney, Zones of contact (8 June - 27 August)

Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Work Groups and Installations

Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Home Productions

2005 Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Melbourne Festival (08 – 22 October)

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Leon, Spain, Sujeto (10 September- 06 December)

Art Basel, Basel, Art Unlimited (14 - 20 June)

Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark; Kunsthalle Kiel,
Germany; Landesgalerie, Linz, Shadow Play

Gem- Museum voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague, HXBXD Rabobank

Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Screen Tests

Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Ocean 1212-W

International Forum, Tokyo, Art Today Japan, the 8th Nippon
international contemporary Art Festival

Video from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, Indeterminate States

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, Recent Acquisitions

Institut Francais, Casablanca, Oeuvre politique et politique de l’oeuvre

Musee Dar Si Said, Marrakech, Respect! Forms of community/ Formes de cohabitation

Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Videocreación contemporánea

2004 Tate Modern, London, Time Zones, Recent film and video (06 October- 02 January 2005)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, +Witness (12 March - 16 May)

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Synopsis III (10
December 2003- 14 March 2004)

National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff, Artes Mundi, Wales International Visual Art Prize (11 March - 06 June)

2003 Istanbul, Istanbul Biennale (20 September- 16 November)

International Center of Photography, New York, Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video (13 September - 30 December)

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Home and Away (23 October- 25
January 2004)

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Link (04 October - 31 December)

Le Quartier, Centre d’Art Contemporaine de Quimper, France, Appel à témoins

Bard College, New York, Split

Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, ID

Martin gropius Bau, Berlin, Warum!

Victoria Miro Gallery, London, Rijksakademie

International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Kingdom of Shadows

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Shine, Wensdroom en toekomstvisioen in de hedendaagse kunst

Mechelen, Belgium, Contour

Erasmus House, Jakarta, About Land, Sea and Faces

2002 Kassel, Germany, Documenta 11 (8 June - 15 November)

MIT List Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Telepathic Journeys

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Selfexposure

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Netherlands, On the Waterfront

2001 Venice, Venice Biennale (main exhibition, “Platea dell’Umanità”)

International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Yokohama 2001

Berlin, 2nd Berlin Biennale (20 April - 20 June)

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Mobile Walls- Recent Acquisitions

Villa Arson, Nice, Endtroducing

Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany, Futurland.
Exhibition travelled: Bommel van Dam, Venlo, the Netherlands

Institut d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, Sculpture Contemporaine

Art Basel, Basel, Art Unlimited (12-17 June)

Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Nuove Scene dall’Olanda

2000 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai Spirit

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Cinema Without Walls

Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fribourg, Etat des lieux #2

Institute d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France, Et l’art se met au

Palazzo delle Pappesse, Pisa, Finsternis/Finsterre

Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Still/Moving

Landesmuseum Johanneum, Graz, Steirisc[:her:]bst- Hers, Video as a Female Terrain

International Documentary Filmfestival, Amsterdam, Kingdom of Shadows

Art Basel, Basel, Art Unlimited (12-17 June)

1999 Royal College of Art, London, Go Away: Artists and Travel

Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Leipzig, Life Cycles

Centro de la imagen, Mexico City, International Biennale of Photography

Centre pour l’Image Contemporaine, 8e Biennale de l’Image en

Witte de With, Rotterdam, Stimuli (21 November - 13 February)

Museum Kurhaus kelve, Germany, Zug (luft)

Gemeentemuseum Helmond, the Netherlands, The Power of Beauty

1998 Foundation De Appel, Amsterdam,

Museum voor Modern Kunst Arnhem, Power Up, Tussen ervaring en

S.M.A.K., Ghent, Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Moffatt, Fiona Tan

Centre d’Art Contemporain Reuil-Malmaison, France, Entrè-fiction

E.N.S.B.A., Paris, Biennale de l’image Paris ‘98

Artist Space, New York, Scope

Het Trippenhuis, Amsterdam, Traces of Science in Art

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, World Wide Video Festival

Gemeentemuseum Arnhem, the Netherlands, Power Up

Galerie Anton Weller, Paris, Deplacements

Limerick, Ireland, v+a 2004 Imagine Limerick

1997 Johannesburg, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (12 October- 12 December)

Wiener Secession, Vienna; PS1 Contemporary Art, New York; CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux; Hayward Gallery, Cities on the Move

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museo Del Chopo, Mexico City; Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; ICC, Toronto, The Second-Time Based Art from the Netherlands (25 January - 09 March)

1996 Kunsterlhaus, Dortmund, hARTware- Dutch media in the 90s

1995 Nederlands Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, Beyond the Bridge

Palazzo delle Belle Arti, Turin, Arslab- I sensi del virtuale

1994 Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, Totenklage/Lacrymosa


2007 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize, Nominee

2004 ICP Infinity Award for Art, New York

Artes Mundi Prize, Cardiff, Wales, Nominee

2003 IASPIS grand and residency, Stockholm

2001-2002 DAAD scholarship and residency, Berlin

1998 J.C. Van Lanschot Prize for Sculpture, Belgium/the Netherlands, First Prize

1997 Prize for the best national debut film, the Netherlands Filmfestival

1996 Prix de Rome, Film/Video

Public Collections

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland
Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen
Centre Pompidou, Paris
De Pont Museum for Contemporary Art, Tilburg
Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt
Don Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Miami
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France
FRAC (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain) Lorraine, Metz
FRAC (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain) Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille
FRAC (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain) Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Inelcom Collection, Madrid
Kunstmuseum, Bergen
LVMH Collection, Paris
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Museion- Museum of Contemporary Art, Bolzano
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum Kunst der Westkuste, Fohr
Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum, Kagawa
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

New Museum, New York
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Rabobank Nederland, Utrecht
Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Schaulager, Basel
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard
Stortinget (Norwegian Parliament), Oslo
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei
Tate Collection, London
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Selected Bibliography

Diaz Guardiola, Javier, “Fiona Tan: Tendemos a olvidar nuestro origen,”, April 10, 2012

Defining Contemporary Art: 25 Years in 200 Pivotal Artworks, Phaidon, 2012

Jarque, Fietta, “Quien aguanta la mirada a Fiona Tan?” El Pais Cultura, March 21, 2012

Monlina, Margot, “Un busca de la propia identidad,” El Pais Andalucia, March 21, 2012


Cumming, Laura, “John Stetzaker: Moving Portraits,” The Observer, January 30, 2011

Essays, Fiona Tan with texts by Lynne Cooke, Bruce Grenville, Saskia Bos, Wako Works of Art, Tokyo


Fiona Tan, Location, Inujuma. Artists Book, Amsterdam, 2012

Fiona Tan: Coming Home. Catalogue publication, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, 2010.

Fiona Tan, Vox Populi - Switzerland, artists book with a text by Madeline Schuppli, Book Works, London, 2010.

Fiona Tan: Cloud Island ~ Ossian Ward. Published in Time Out, October 2010

Nichols, Matthew Guy. FIONA TAN: Willing Subjects, Resistant Souls. Published in Art in
America. (September)

Morrison, Alan. FIONA TAN: Tomorrow People. Published in The Herald. (April)

Rise and Fall/Fiona Tan. Catalogue publication, with texts by Bruce Grenville, Madeline Schuppli, Irit Rogoff, Michael Newman, Okwui Enwezor, published by Vancouver Art Gallery and Aargauer Kunsthaus, 2012

Zebrowski Rubin, Stefan. Fiona Tan in Sydney. Published in The Art Blog. (March)


Bezzan, C. “Fiona Tan,” Artpress 348 (September), pp. 81 82.

Hochleitner, M. “Wir tragen alle Bilder in uns,” Kunst und Kirche 01, pp. 32 35.

Lamoree. J. “Een echo van de zeventiende eeuw,” Het Parool (27 August).

Malm, M. “Fiona Tan, Island,” exh. leaflet, (Mobile Art Production), Stockholm.

Smith, R. “Kaleidoscopic Biennial for a Scarred City,” The New York Times (04 November).

Vries, M. de. “Liever geen meesterwerken,” de Volkskrant (21 August).

Yoshida, K. & B. Durrans (ed.). exh. cat. “Self and Other: Portraits from Asia and Europe,” (The
Asahi Shimbun, Osaka), ill. pp. 250 251.


Hellweg, C. “Toekomstbeelden,” Museumtijdschrift 20, no. 1, (January February), pp. 48-49.

Kwakkenbos, L. “Als film kunst wordt,” De Standaard (15 January).

Beyfus, Drusilla, “Identity Parade,” Telegraph Magazine (20 January).

Mac Giolla Leith, C. “Fiona Tan: ‘Photos are my Mirror,” exh. cat. Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 07, (The Photographers' Gallery, London), pp. 81 103, 124 129, 135, cover.

Michel, R. “Tan et la femme phallique,” exh. cat. (L'Oeil écran ou la nouvelle image),
Luxembourg, pp. 70 75.

Nordgren, I. “Poetisk Tan lyckas inte engagera,” Kristianstadsbladet (12 December).


AP. “Super hot videokunstner,” Alt for Damerne (20 April).

Connarty, Jane & Lanyon, Josephine,eds. “Ghosting: The Role of the Archive within
Contemporary Artists’ Films and Video,” Bristol, UK: Picture This Moving Image.

Kent, Sarah. “Fiona Tan: Short Voyages.” Time Out (18 - 25 October).

Kerek, Rowan. “Who’s who at London Firth Street Gallery,” (21 September).

Coetzee, M. & L. Lagos, eds. “Fiona Tan. Facing Forward: Backwards into the future,” exh. cat. Memorials of Identity – New Media from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, pp. 132 146.

Cumming, L. “As exciting as daytime TV,” The Observer (September).

Fauskanger, K. “Blikket utenfra,” Bergens Tidende (20 September), pp. 60 61.

Field, M. “Films for people who don't like video art,” The Independent (October).

Imanse, G, ed. Aanwinsten/Acquisitions 1993 2003 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (cat. no. 879, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), p. 262.

Kent, R. Fiona Tan, Vox Populi, exh. cat. (2006 Biennale of Sydney, Zones of contact, Biennale of Sydney), pp. 266 267.

Richter, M. “Fiona Tan: Mirror Maker,” Camera Austria 96, pp. 71 72.


Alphen, E. van. “Shooting images, throwing shadows,” in Art in Mind.

Arkesteijn, R. Fiona Tan, Personal anthropology, exh. cat. (Respect! Forms of
community/Formes de cohabitation, Musée Dar Si Saïd, Marrakech), pp. 98 105.

Bonin, V. “L'emploi du temps: travail et désoeuvrement dans Countenance de Fiona Tan,” CV ciel variable 67 (June), pp. 14 15.

Cumming, L. “Are you looking at me?,” The Observer (April).

Dykstra, J. “Fiona Tan at the New Museum of Contemporary Art,” Art in America November).

Flaconer, Morgan. “Contemporary art London,” The Burlington Magazine (February).

Gefter, Philip. “Is That Portrait Staring at Me?,” The New York Times (10 April).

Gregos, Katerina. “Moving images at the edge of the real,” Contemporary, no. 7.

Godfrey, M. Doomed to Fail? Fiona Tan: Countenance exh. cat., (Modern Art Oxford).

Hellman, M. “Rite de passage,” Le Devoir (28 May).

Honigman, A.F. “Where do I belong?,” ArtReview 56 (April), pp. 78 81.

MUSAC. cat. (Sujeto, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Léon, Léon) pp. 52 57.

Noordegraaf, J. “Indië in de achteruitkijkspiegel,” Jong Holland 21, no. 4, pp.24 32.

Quaroni, I. “Ocean 1212 W Raffaella Cortese,” Flash Art 38, no. 252, (June July), pp. 121 122.

Searle, A. “Who are you?,” The Guardian (April).

Simmons, L. “Are you looking at me?,” The Observer (10 April).


Allen, J. “Fiona Tan,” IASPIS Gallery, Stockholm.

Anon. Cinéastes voyageuses des années 20 60, exh. cat., (Cinéma, Centre Pompidou, Paris), p. 33.

Bak, S. “Kijken is maken,” Ons Erfdeel, (02 February).

Bale, I. “Artes Mundi, the New Wales International Art Prize,” Planet (February).

Baume, N. Fiona Tan: Towards the Negative Mirror, exh. cat., (+Witness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney), pp. 58 65.

Boerdner, S. “Reflexionen über die Ethiek des Schauens,” Märkische Allgem. Postdam, (12 January).

Bonami, F. If I Was Them, Correction exh. cat., (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago).

Burghardt, T. “A new Perspective,” Associated Press (20 October).

Clewing, U. “Zog der Ungewissheit,” Frankfurter Rundschau (14 January).

Coetzee, M. & L. Lagos, exh. cat., (Memorials of Identity, Rubell Family Collection, Miami).

Cook, L. ‘Thin Cities’, Synopsis III, exh. cat., (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens).

Fisher, L. “Screen Gems,” Time, (20 December).

Hawkins, M. “Outsider's inmate prison videos challenge our assumptions,” Chicago Sun Times (22 October).

Herbstreuth, P. “Review Fiona Tan: Akademie der Künste,” Flash Art 235, (March April).

Jackson, T. “Reading the Visible and the Invisible,” Correction Exh. Catalogue, (Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago).

Lind, I. “Bortomdrömmar att snärjas av,” Dagens Nyheter (24 April).

Larsson, K. “Fiona Tan/ Iaspisgalleriet,” U-n-i-o-n (April).

Orrghen, A. “Tan utforskar relationen mellan rörelse och tid,” Svenska Dagbladet (24 April).

Muir, G. Chronochromie, exh. cat. (Time zones: recent film and video,Tate Modern, London) pp. 36 50 (esp. pp. 44 45), ills. 101 105.

Mustroph, T. “Zauberei mit Licht und Schatten,” Neues Deutschland (13 January).

Orrghen, A. “Tan utforskar relationen mellan rörelse och tid,” Svenska Dagbladet (24 April).

Plateau, N. Le regard, la flè cible- On S. Sebastian selon Fiona Tan, (Symposium at the Akademie St. Lukas, Ghent, Belgium), (12 August).

Searle, A. “A very brief History of Time,” The Guardian (07 October).

Smit, M. “Video art change your Time Zones,” This is local London (07 October).

Snyder, J. Setting the Record Straight: Fiona Tans’ Correction’ exh. cat. (Correction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago).

Sperlinger, M. “Time Zones,” Art Monthly 282 (December January).

Wahjudi, C. “Fiona Tan Akte 1"', Kunstforum International 169 (March April).

Wallis, B. Fiona Tan, exh. cat. (Artes Mundi, National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff), pp. 75 85.


Anon. “Fiona Tan,” Flash Art (March April).

Bronwasser, S. “Do not try to draw the bow with your arms. Draw it with your heart,” exh. cat. (Home and away, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver), pp. 29 36.

Clewing, U. “Die Ruhe der Bogenschützin,” Zitty 26.

Cooke, L., Thin Cities, exh. cat. (Synopsis III, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens), pp. 231 241.

Dan, C. “Natürlich – Holland,” Springerin 8, no. 4, (December February), pp. 46 49.

Hartog Jager, H. den. “Het spiegelpaleis,” NRC Handelsblad (14 February).

Heingartner, D. “Reviews: Fiona Tan,” Frieze 75 (May).

Keijer, K. “Buitenstaander,” Het Parool, PS van de Week (18 January), pp. 26 29.

Kester, N. “Succesvolle Kunstenaars,” KRO Mikrogids (28 January).

Kwakkenbos, L. “Gewone mensen uit Berlijn,” De Standaard, Kunst-stof (30 January).

Meizner, C. “Bäcker, Künstler, Ofensetzer,” Berliner Morgenpost (28 December).

Menin, S. & V. Sansone, “Focus video and film,” Flash Art (March April).

Müller, K.B. “Treffsicher wie ein Pfeil,” Die Tageszeitung (27 December).

Roelandt, E. “Zuiver observeren, gekleurd interpreteren,” Financieel-Economische Tijd, Belgium (8 February).

Siebers, P. “Schone Traagheid,” Univers 18 (30 January).

Van de Velde, P. “Fiona Tan verlangt niet meer naar heimwee,” De Telegraaf (23 January).

Van den Hoven, G. “De elleboogstootjes van Fiona Tan,” Brabants Dagblad (23 January).

Verhiel, I. “Kijken en bekeken worden bij Fiona Tan,” Dagblad De Limburger (6 February).

Volk, G. Fiona Tan, exh. cat. (Strangers: The First ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York / Steidl Publishers, Göttingen), pp.158 16.1.


Carels, E. “Photographer unknown,” A Prior (special on Fiona Tan), nr. 8, (September), pp. 37 62.

Carrayrou, S. “Fiona Tan: des images qui respirent,” ArtPress 280 (June), pp. 40 44.

Fietzek, G, ed. exh. cat. (Documenta 11_Platform 5: Exhibition, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern Ruit), pp. 512 513, 586.

Pauw, J. de. “San Sebastian,” A Prior (special on Fiona Tan), nr. 8, (September), p. 112.

Phillips, C. “Crosscurrents in Yokohama,” Art in America 1 (January).

Seijdel, J. Car wreck cinema, Über Autos, Unfälle und Zeitreisen in einem Projekt von Fiona Tan, exh. cat. (Aussendienst, Kunstprojekte in öffentlichen Raümen Hamburgs, Modo Verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau), pp. 350 364.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Fiona Tan, exh. cat. (Link. Voorstel tot Gemeentelijke

Fotografie 2002 2003/Proposal for Municipal Acquisitions Photography 2002 2003, Nai Uitgevers/Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 52 53.

Wiarda, A. “Seeing, observing, thinking,” A Prior (special on Fiona Tan), no. 8, (September), pp. 94 103.


Ardenne, P. “Fiona Tan ,” Art Press 269.

Baume, N. Fiona Tan, leaflet Matrix 144, (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut).

Bers, M. “Berlin Biennale: affect, not effect,” Tema Celeste 86, (Summer).

Breerette, G. “Le journal intime de Fiona Tan, vidéaste,” Le Monde, (15 April).

Cooke, L. Fiona Tan 1966, 49. exh. cat. (Esposizione Internationale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia), Platea dell'umanita, pp. 210 211.

Durez, A. “Fiona Tan, Usage de la disparition,” Centre National de la Photographie, le Journal 15.

Ermen, R. International Triennale of Contemporary Art 2001, Yokohama: "Mega wave" towards a new synthesis, (Kunstforum International 157), (November December).

Fletcher, A. Fiona Tan: a conversation between Fiona Tan and Annie Fletcher, exh. cat.
(Berlin Biennale 2, Oktagon, Cologne), pp. 250 253 (vol. 1), pp. 316 319, 434 437. (vol. 2.)

Gioni, M. “Speaking in tongues, views from a distance,” Flash Art 221 (November December), pp. 74 77.

Höller, C. “Video als Ausnahmemedium,” Texte zur Kunst (June).

Kumagai, I. “Fiona Tan,” Bulletin of Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 7, (31 March), pp. 22 27.

Lequex, E. “A Venise, le salut par la quatrième dimension,” Les Arts, (04 -10 July).

Müller, S. “Energie geben statt provozieren,” ART das Kunstmagazil (April), pp. 78 83.

Psibiliskis, L. “Gesichter in der Optik einer Fixkamera,” Kunst Bulletin (October), pp. 18 21.

Rollig, S. 'Hers, Video als weibliches Terrain, exh. cat. (Steirischer Herbst, Graz), pp. 124 129.

Rosenberg, A. “Berlin Biennial,” Flash Art 34, (July September).

Shiner, E.C. Fiona Tan's "Saint Sebastian": archers of the new age, exh. cat. (International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama), pp. 324, 325.

Wulffen, T. “Biennale Venedig Plateau der Menschheit,” Kunstforum (August October).


Breidbach, O. & W. Lippert, eds. Die Natur der Dinge, Springer, Vienna/New York, esp. p. 110 111.

Elsberg, J. van. “Fiona Tan: duizendpoot met vele gezichten,” Skrien 32, no. 9, November, p.66.

Lemke, C. “Fiona Tan: "Scenario" im Rahmen der reihe "Ichmaschine"', Springerin 6, no. 2, (February), pp. 69 70.

Monshouwer, S. “Een kinderdroom,” Kunstbeeld, no. 9, (September), p. 17.

Schmidt Wulffen, S. & A. Könneke. Fiona Tan – Autokino/Ericusgraben, exh. cat. (Phase 1 (Aussendienst), Hamburg,) pp. 96 105.

Stecker, R. “Fiona Tan im Kunstverein,” Kunst Bulletin (June).


Berg, M. van den & T. Wallroth, Fiona Tan, exh. cat. (Zug (Luft), Museum Kurhaus Kleve (also published in Rotation), pp. 3.04 3.05.

Moukhtar, E. “Smoke Screen; Tussen beeld en blik,” Skrien 236, pp. 60 61.

Steevensz, B. “Het absolute bestaat niet,” Metropolis M no. 1, (February/March), pp. 36 41.

Süto, W. “Mijn tong is niet mijn beste vriend,” De Volkskrant (16 April).


Borg, L. ter. Fiona Tan, Linneaus' Flower Clock, exh. cat. (Sporen van wetenschap in kunst/Traces of Science in Art, Het Trippenhuis KNAW, Amsterdam), pp. 70 81.

Bos, S. Framing is a Choice, exh. leaflet (J.C. van Lanschot Prize 1998, SMAK, Ghent).

Carrayrou, S. “Entre fictions,” (Centre d'Art Contemporain, Rueil Malmaison/Actes Sud, Arles), pp. 70 71.

Dercon, C. Fiona Tan, exh. cat. (De keus van de kenners/The choice of the experts, 11 museum directors choose a young artist, Internationaal Perscentrum Nieuwspoort, The Hague).

Didier, M. “De tijd vangen,” De Groene Amsterdammer (16 September).

Hanru, H. “Fiona Tan,” in: Cream – Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon Press, pp. 384 387.

Lamoree, J. “Denken doet wonderen,” Het Parool (25 July), p. 14.

Mooij, T. “De poëzie van een lome schildpad,” De Filmkrant (May).

Roelandt, E. “Rokende baby's en "ravende" jongeren,” De Morgen (30 March).

Sierksma, P. “Wim Beeren en het trage geluid van opspattend water,” Trouw (06 August).

Smallenburg, S. “Fiona Tan vat herinneringen in video,” NRC Handelsblad (16 September).


Linssen, D. “Interessante tijden,” NRC Handelsblad (25 July).

Linthorst, G. “Indrukwekkend portret van Chinese familie,” De Volkskrant, (26 July).

Schwartz, I. “Time Stretcher laat lijf golven,” De Volkskrant, (09 April).

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