Eugene Tan is an art historian, critic and curator. Born in
Singapore in 1972, he received a BSc in Economics and Politics from
Queen Mary College, London and a MA (Distinction) in Post-War and Contemporary
Art from the Sotheby's Institute, London. He also holds a PhD in Art
History from the University of Manchester.
Among exhibitions he has curated include Video Invitational at f a
Projects, London in 2003, The Last Laugh: Humour and Contemporary Video
Art, Painting as Process: Re-evaluating Painting and Jason Salavon:
Brainstem Still Life at the Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of
the Arts, Singapore in 2004. He is also the curator for the Singapore
Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale 2005.
He has written extensively for many exhibition catalogues as well as
publications such as Art Review, Contemporary, Contemporary Visual Arts
and Modern Painters. He has been a member of AICA (Association International
des Critiques d' Art) since 1999.
He has also been invited to lecture and participate in panel discussions,
on various aspects of contemporary art, in Singapore, Spain, Taiwan
and United Kingdom.
He is currently the director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Singapore, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts.
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