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Lisa Tan (born 1973, Syracuse, NY, USA) is an artist living in Stockholm. Tan works mostly in video, photography and installation. She engages literature, literary theory and various historical and personal references to materially explore the intricate relationship between language, image, and experience. A new book on her recent series of videos is published by Archive Books and distributed by Anagram Books.


Her work has been included in exhibitions at institutions and galleries such as the New Museum (New York), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris), Artists Space (New York), Lofoten International Festival Norway (LIAF), Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo  (Santiago de Compostela), Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, El Centro Cultural Montehermoso (Vitoria-Gasteiz), ICA Philadelphia, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (Dublin), LAXART (Los Angeles), Galleri Riis (Stockholm), Galerie Nordenhake (Stockholm), Galerie VidalCuglietta (Brussels), Galería Parra & Romero (Madrid), Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art (Lisbon), Raquel Arnaud (São Paulo), Andreas Grimm (Munich).


Lisa Tan completed a practice-based PhD at the University of Gothenburg, Valand Academy. She received an MFA from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. In 2016-2017, Tan will be a guest professor in Fine Art at The Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm). In the past, she has given lectures, led theory and practice seminars, and performed MA reviews at Parsons The New School for Design Fine Arts Department (New York), the University of Gothenburg, Valand Academy, The Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm), Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Stockholm), and the Iceland Academy of the Arts (Reykjavík), and the Laboratory for Art and Research at the Institute for Art and Art Theory/Intermedia, University of Cologne.



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Lisa Tan Studio

Gröndalsvägen 33, Plan -1

117 66 Stockholm, Sweden

+46 70 883 57 95

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Galleri Riis

Rödbodtorget 2

111 52 Stockholm, Sweden

+46 8 201415

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Galleri Riis

Arbins gate 7

0253 Oslo, Norway

+47 22 94 40 40

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