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Selected exhibitions and commissions /


Barang-Barang, Stanley Picker Gallery, London (solo)

Screening of Repatriating The Object with No Shadow, CFCCA, Manchester


Artquest ASSIST Award

While the West Slept, Performa, New York

By All Estimates, Centre For Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney

Paralogical Machines, Wei-Ling Contemporary, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

FLOW, curated a 3 day event at Raven Row, London – in association with AAA including screenings, presentations, performances by Sung Tieu, Fyerool Darma, Cuong Pham, Nie Xiaoyi, Bettina Fung, Ada Hao.

Stanley Picker Open Studios Event ‘Coconuts are Independent Travellers’ Erika Tan with Tat Whalley and Mita Vaghela

Contesting British Chinese Culture Book Launch and discussions - organised an evening of discussions, readings and performances with Diana Yeh (editor) and Felicia Chan, Rosa Fong, Katie Hill, susan pui san lok, Veronica Needa, Cuong Pham and Bettina Fung

Erika Tan & Bettina Fung: A Dialogue Still In The Making (2002 - 2018), limited edition artist book and performance with susan pui san lok, Cuong Pham, Bettina Fung, Erika Tan



Asia-Art-Activism 1 year residency in Raven Row, London.

GAX (Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange) NYU - London, Berlin Exchange, 2018

Decolonising Southeast Asian Art, MU/SOAS Newton Mobility Exchange, 2018

The Stanley Picker Fine Art Fellow, Kingston University

Common Third, Copperfield Gallery, London

UnAuthorised Medium, Framer Framed, Amsterdam

Diaspora Pavilion, Wolverhampton Art Gallery Jan – April

A Place in the World, Norwich University of the Arts Gallery

This is Water, MIMA, Middlesbrough

‘Here’ ...‘There’ / East & Southeast Asian Diasporic Art, 1 day conference co-convened with Alex Chang, GAX NYU. Including Pamela Corey, Viet Le, Oscar Ho, Margo Machida, Alice Ming Wai Jim, John Tain

‘Creating Interference’, CREAM, Westminster. Screening of Repatriating The Object with No Shadow.


MAP3: ARCHIVING ‘ASIA’: Receiving/Reenacting/Rescripting - workshop performance by Erika Tan in collaboration with Whiskey Chow, Jess Heritage, Michael Taiwo and Hammad Nassar, LADA

Diaspora Pavilion Closing Events. Talks, performances, 24 to 27th Nov

Unruly Shadows: Artist Films and Videos on Challenging Spheres, NTU CCA, Singapore. Screening program

Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale May to November 2017

Apa Jika, The Mis-Placed Comma, commissioned for ‘Unrealised’, The National Gallery Singapore

On Attachments and Unknowns, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Pen, Cambodia

The Forgotten Weaver – film production and publication

Radio Malaya, NUS Museum, Singapore

The Making of an Institution, NTU CCA, Singapore. Screening program

China Remixed, curated by Videotage, held in Indiana University, USA



Artist & Empire, National Gallery Singapore. New commission: The Weavers Lament

Para-Site Residency, Hong Kong

Come Cannibalise Us, Why Don’t You? Artist book publication, launch, exhibition, and symposium. Central Saint Martins School of Art, London

Repatriating Gestures, The Victorian Vitrine, CSM, Granary Place, London

Museological Mediums and Cannibalistic Methods, symposium convenor and speaker, including Marian Pastor Rocces, Judy Freya Sibayan, Pamela Corey, Alison Green, Piers Masterson, CSM/UAL, London



Halimah-the-Empire-Exhibition-weaver-who-died-whilst-performing-her-craft. Exhibition and performance debate in Lab: Place/Labour/Capital, NTU NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Curated by Ute Meta Bauer and Vera Mey

Artist Residency, NTU CCA, Singapore

“There are too many episodes of people coming here…” [projects 2008 – 2014], NUS Museum, Singapore.

Art Rhetorics: Debating History, Nation, and Art. The Ontological status of the forgotten Malay Weaver. Exhibition and live performance debate in EXPARTE, Brick Lane Gallery, London



Double Visions, He Xiangning Museum of Art, Shenzen, China

Come Cannibalise Us, Why Don’t You? Artist book publication and launch. NUS Museum

Busan Biennale: Going, Going, Until I Meet The Tide, Special Exhibitions Project, S.Korea



Come Cannibalise Us, Why Don’t You? / Sila Mengkanibalkan Kami Mahu Tak? NUS Museum, Singapore

Head In The Clouds, Research & Development funding from the Welcome Institute in association with Film & Video Umbrella, London

Film in Space, Camden Arts Centre. 16mm work shown as part of Anthology, compiled by Lucy Reynolds



Encounter, Experience and Environment, Gillman Barracks, Singapore. Curated by Eugene Tan

Samsung Art Plus Prize, shortlisted artist. Exhibition at BFI, London

Singapore Arts Council New Creations Funding 2012-14 to research and produce: Repatriating the Object with no shadow. The colonial museum: origins, re-incarnations and transnational recuperations

Sinopticon, newly commissioned work, Plymouth College of Art Gallery, Plymouth

EDSA, public art project, curated by Marian Pasta Rocces and Judy Freya Sibayan, Manila



Sinopticon, V+A late, screening Shot Through



murmur, Waterside Project Space, London. Curated by Eliza Tan

Persistent Visions, Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines. Curated by Patrick D. Flores



Found & Lost, Osage Gallery Singapore. Curated by Tan Guo Liang 

A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling, BankART Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

Persistent Visions, NUS Gallery, Singapore. [solo] Curated by Ahmad Bin Mashadi

Free to Air, Video Screenings, Film & Video Umbrella, London. Curated by Melanie Keen



NO HAY CAMINO/There Is No Road, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industria, Spain

Contemporary Chinoiserie, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London. Curated by Eliza Gluckman

Sites of Production, web publishing project in association with Manchester Corner House

Three Degrees Of Separation, Chelsea Future Space, London

A Gift to Those Who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland & S/Lab-BankART 1929 Residency, Yokohama, Japan [2 person show]



Thermocline of Art: New Asian Waves, ZKM, Karlshurl, Germany



BELIEF: Singapore Biennale, 2 new commissions

Curated by Fumio Nanjo, Roger MacDonald, Eugene Tan & Sharmini Pereira

A Round the World in 80 Days, ICA / South London Gallery. Curated by Jens Hoffman

Mining the Archive, Centre A, Vancouver. Curated by Alice Ming Wai Jim

Ghosting, a Picture This exhibition touring to: Angle Row Gallery, Nottingham. Chapter Gallery, Cardiff. Bristol, A Bond Space. Commissioned by Josephine Lanyon



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

Waterloo Sunset, multilingual radio intervention/broadcast made while on residency with BBC Radio London Robert Elms Show

Persistent Visions, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester. Video Commission with Picture This and Empire and Commonwealth Film Archives, Bristol

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



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

The Bigger Picture, Erika Tan, Anne Charnock, Michael Cousins. Exchange Square, Manchester, UK. (Screening linked to Incommunicado, Cornerhouse)

Faint, Droit House, Turner Contemporary, Margate. Video installation

BEACON a live art participatory event on Margate sea front -commission for Margate Mementoes a Turner Centre project, Margate

Identities Versus Globalisation, Chiangmai Art Museum, Bangkok National Gallery, Dahlem Museum, Berlin

Ideas for a better place? Commissioned project with Melanie Keen, London



Strangers to Ourselves. Curated by Judith Stewart, Touring to Hastings Gallery & Museum, Canterbury, London

Incommunicado, Hayward Gallery Touring Show, Sainsbury Centre, Manchester Corner House, City Gallery, Edinburgh

Brighton Royal Pavilion Architecture Week Residency, collaboration with Anthony Lam

Science Fictions, The Esplanade, Singapore Art Festival. Curated by Earl Lu Gallery

In Situ, Forest of Dean Public Art Commission, permanent work in sculpture trail



East England Arts, Commission for a permanent work in Eden House, Cambridge

CURIO, site-specific interventionist works for Hanbury Street, London

Identinet. Slotart Digital Commission, C4/ACE.

PIDGIN Film & Video Umbrella Commission, touring Norwich Art Gallery, Aspex Gallery



Touring London, inIVA web project. Curated by Oliver Sumner

Slipstream, digital web project with Film & Video Umbrella, ICA.

JUNCTURE, The Granary, Cape Town and Studio Voltaire London



Unframing Process, CAS, Osaka, Japan. Curated by Tomoko Kuriowa

EAST International, Norwich Art Gallery. Selected by Keith Piper & Sebastian Lopez



Cities On The Move, Hayward Gallery, London. Curated by Hou Hanru and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Empire & I, Pitshanger Manor, Ealing Broadway. Axiom Art Centre, Cheltenham



Game Show, Belt –art project space, London. Curated by Andy Marsh & Amy Plant

Souvenirs, interventionist site specific project in Museum Street, London. Above:Below co-curation

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