Lisa Tan

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born in Syracuse, USA



BA, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, USA



MFA, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA



Doctor of the Arts (Ph.D.), University of Gothenburg, Sweden





Lives and works in New York, USA








Solo Shows






Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
Galerie Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany



Les Samouraïs, FDC Satellite, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels



“Language Barrier”, El Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain



“Moving a Mountain”, D’Amelio Terras, New York



“The Baudelaire Itineraries”, Grimm | Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany



“One Night Stand”, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, LA><ART, Los Angeles, USA



Lisa Tan, Grimm |Rosenfeld, New York, USA



Lisa Tan, Grimm | Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany








Selected Group Shows




 Not Yet, curated by Filipa Ramos and Antonio Contador, The Barber Shop, Lisbon
 Ex-Libris, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels
 Llama 2, Ana Cardoso, Matt Keegan, Lisa Oppenheim, Lisa Tan,and Amy Granat, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto



Ana Cardason/Matt Keegan/Lisa Tan, curated by Lisa Oppenheim, Conduits, Milan

Kierkegaard’s Walk, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo

Signs of Life, organized by Gladys-Katherine Hernando, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Time’s Arrow, curated by Ben Loveless, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm

Sur le Dandysme, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela

For a Brief Time Only at a Location Near You, curated by David Horvitz, Golden Parachutes, Berlin

North Drive Press, NDP#5, Edited by Matt Keegan and Sadie Laska, Printed Matter, New York



“Private View II”, Andreas Grimm München, Germany



There is no(w) Romanticism”, (curated by Lilou Vidal), Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium



“On the Beaten Path”: Exposition d’œuvres de la collection du Frac Bourgogne, Espace Georges Brassens, Talant, France

 Still/Moving/Still”, curated by Marc Glöde, Cultuurcentrum Knokke—Heist, Belgium



House Call, curated by Piper Marshall and Alex Gartenfeld, Three’s Company, New York



“Ambassador Suites”, curated by Katarina Burin, Galerie Lucile Corty, Paris, France



“The World Is All That Is The Case”, curated by Arthur Ou, Hudson Franklin, New York



“Sturm und Drang“, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany



„Archeology of Longings”, curated by Sofia Hernandez, Kadist Foundation, Paris, France



“Nina in Position”, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Artists Space, New York, USA



“Love Life Film”, One Night Stand (Paris) screening, curated by Christian Rattemeyer, Standard Hotel, Miami, USA



“Local Transit”, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand



“Happenstance”, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Harris Lieberman, New York, USA
“Go Figure”, Grimm | Rosenfeld, New York, USA



“In the Neighborhood of Infinity”, Sixteen:One, Los Angeles, USA



“Based on a True Story”, Artists Space, New York, USA



“Mind Over Manner”, Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany



“Game Over”, Grimm|Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany         














Revue J’aime beaucoup ce que vous faites, Issue 5, edited by Christian Alandete and Agnès Violeau, Oct 2010

O’Neil-Butler, Lauren and Lisa Tan, 500 Words on “Les Samourais” (interview),, April 2010

Portabledocument, edited by David Dodge, May 2010,



Lim, Georgina, Stefan Pietsch, Jason Evans and Kate Sennert,, August 2009

Tristan Trémeau, “There is No(w) Romanticism” Review, Le Même, Issue 43, June 2009

Blind Spot, Issue 40, guest edited by Arthur Ou, 2009

Stillpass, Zoe, “Ambassador Suites,” Review, Flash Art, January-February 2009



Sennewald, Jens Emil, “Archeology of Longing” Review,, December 18, 2008

Désanges, Guillaume, “Archeology of Longing” Review, Exit Express, November 2008

Hernandez Chong Cuy, Sofia, “84 handkercheifs, an umbrella and some books,” catalogue for Archeology of Longing, Kadist Art Foundation, September 2008



O’Neill-Butler, Lauren, “Moving a Mountain,” Critics’ Picks,, May 2008



Cotter, Holland, “Nina in Position,” Review, The New York Times, February 15, 2008



Cole, Lori, “Nina in Position,” Artforum Pick Online, March 2008



Smolik, Noemi, “The Baudelaire Itineraries”, Review, Artforum, September 2007



Zellen, Jody, “One Night Stand”, Review, Art Papers, March 2007, p.61



Rattemeyer, Christian. Artforum, “First Takes”, p. 184-185, January 2006



            Pollack, Barbara.  “Happenstance”, Review, Time Out, Jan 5-11, 2006, Issue 536, p. 80.



Cotter, Holland.  “Happenstance”, Review, The New York Times, Dec 30, 2006.



“The Garden of Earhtly Delights”, Artist’s Project, X-Tra Contemporary Art Quarterly,



Vol 7, No 4 Summer 2005, p. 23



Sicha, Choire, “Liars and Forgetters”, The New York Times, Sunday October 17, p. 35



Lehmann, Ulrike. “Der Erfundene Zwilling”, Kunstforum International, Bd. 158 January-March 2002, p. 173, illus.














PLATFORM Grand Est, Frac Bourgogne (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain – Région   Bourgogne)



Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Art and Research 08, with Exhibition



The Durfee Foundation, ARC (Artists’ Resource for Completion)



The Durfee Foundation, ARC (Artists’ Resource for Completion)