Darren Tanny Tan is an emerging photographic artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His practice is invested in the ambiguous state of imagery that mediates between the physical and psychical. Of significance is the presence of the body and the evocation of the natural world. Drawing on the traditions of the romantic and the pictorial, Tan fuses philosophical ruminations and aesthetic sensibilities into works that are primarily concerned with the dualistic nature of being and the ambivalent beauty that emanates from it.


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

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

2018 - CLIP Award, Finalist, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth, Australia
2018 - Head On Portrait Prize, Semi-finalist, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
2016 - William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Finalist, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia

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