SITE OF ERIKA TAN'S ARTWORK:
PILLARS OF EDSA TRAMO FLYOVER ON THE SOUTHBOUND
APPROACHING THE TERMINUS AT MRT TAFT STATION

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ERIKA TAN

Born in Singapore in 1967, London-based artist and curator Erika Tan holds a Master of Arts in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art, UAL, London (1995 - 1997). She finished a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Anthropology and Archeology in Kings College, Cambridge, London (1987- 1991) and studied Film Directing in Beijing Film Academy, China (1993 - 1994).

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and brings to bear her anthropologist’s interest in the organization of space and social arrangements in art-making that has sequential qualities. With her background in anthropology and having grown up in a commonwealth country, Singapore, Erika Tan's interest is in museological issues such as the nature, status and classification of archive collections. Her work is often informed by specific cultural, geographical or physical contexts—exploring different media to excite and confront an audience.

As an extension to her practice, Tan has also jointly curated and project managed art projects. Tan has also had a long-standing engagement with the Chinese Arts sector in Britain. Working as a Chinese Arts Worker and freelance research assistant/curator she has contributed to Half the Sky: Chinese Women in London, Museum of London, 1997 and In Focus: Film and Video from the Chinese Diaspora: Britain and Another Province, Waterman Art Center, London, 1997.