Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Tacita Dean

Comoggardising: the Benefits of Creative Indolence

9 July 2014
FAR – Villa Sucota

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Tacita Dean (b. 1965, Canterbury, UK) lives and works in Berlin. She is a British visual artist who works primarily in film and studied at Falmouth School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. Since the early 1990s, Dean's body of work explores the forgotten corners of history and experience through a range of films, photographs, drawings, and installations. Her practice combines the hand of the artist with historical elements, resulting in works that suggest a joining together of the past and the future. Her body of work is an elegy to slowness: the landscapes in her photographs and the subjects of her films represent allegories of time and memory.

Dean’s work has been exhibited in relevant institutions worldwide, among which: London (1998, 2001); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2000); MACBA, Barcelona (2001); Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2003); Schaulager, Basel (2006); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007); Dia: Beacon, New York (2008); Sprengel Museum, Hannover (2009) Turbine Hall (Unilever Series) Tate Modern, London (2011) The New Museum, New York (2012); Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro (2013); MAMbo, Bologna (2013); The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014) and National Gallery of Denmark, SMK (2014).

Dean has taken part in many group exhibitions including the Venice Biennale (2003, 2005, 2013), Sydney Biennale (2005, 2014), Berlin Biennale (2014), São Paulo Biennale (2006, 2010) and Documenta 13 (2012). She was a nominee for the Turner Prize in 1998, won the Hugo Boss Prize in 2006, the Kurt Schwitters Prize in 2009 and was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2008.

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