Darren Tanny Tan is a photomedia artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His practice extends his interest in corporeality as the image for mental phenomena, mediating between the physical and psychical. Of significance is the presence of the body and the evocation of the natural world. Contrived through unorthodox image-making processes where destructive impulses are sublimated, his brooding works eschews narrative-based imagery in favour of phantasmagoria that reflects deeper psychical states.

b. 1991, Singapore
Residing in Melbourne, Australia

Curriculum Vitae


Education
2018 - Bachelor of Photography, Photography Studies College, Melbourne, Australia
2015 - Bachelor of Design (Communication Design), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2011 - Diploma in Mass Communications, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

Solo Exhibitions
2017 - Creatures of Habit, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions
(Forthcoming) 2019 - Animal Nation, Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton, Australia
(Forthcoming) 2019 - Flesh, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2019 - Friends and Family, Diane Singer, Melbourne, Australia
2019 - Olive Cotton Award, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
2019 - CLICK 19, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 - In Light, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
2018 - Red Stocking, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2018 - SMALL!, fourtyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, Australia
2018 - CLIP Award, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Australia
2018 - CLIP Award, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, Australia
2018 - Head On Portrait Prize, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
2018 - Sphere, Off The Kerb, Melbourne, Australia
2017 - CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
2017 - Red Stocking, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017 - Nowhere, Hillvale Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017 - Obscura Festival Screening, Penang, Malaysia
2016 - CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
2016 - William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Awards
2019 - Olive Cotton Award, Finalist
2019 - CLICK 19, Finalist
2018 - CLIP Award, Finalist
2018 - Head On Portrait Prize, Semi-finalist
2016 - William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Finalist

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