Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art

1st Singapore Biennale
4 September - 12 November 2006

Start / Dates and facts


Eugene Tan, co-curator

Eugene Tan. © Photo: Singapore Biennale

© Photo:
Singapore Biennale


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.

(press information, Singapore Biennale)



Print version
complete press release

Start / Dates and facts