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b. 1965, United Kingdom

Tacita Dean Biography

Tacita Dean studied art at the Falmouth School of Art in England, the Supreme School of Fine Art in Athens, and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. In 1998 she was nominated for a Turner Prize and was awarded a DAAD scholarship for Berlin, Germany, in 2000. She has received the following prizes: Aachen Art Prize (2002); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2004); the Sixth Benesse Prize at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2006) and the Kurt Schwitters Prize (2009). Dean has also participated in the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2005 and Documenta 13 (2012). Her work has been shown internationally at such institutions as the Schaulager, Basel (2006), New Museum, New York (2008), Tate Modern, London (2011), the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Spain (2010), and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2001).

Tacita Dean Featured Artworks

Study for Purgatory (2nd Cornice) by Tacita Dean contemporary artwork
Tacita DeanStudy for Purgatory (2nd Cornice), 2020Coloured pencil on Fuji Velvet paper mounted on paper
43.8 x 58.1 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
The Green Ray, 2001 (For Parkett 62) by Tacita Dean contemporary artwork
Tacita DeanThe Green Ray, 2001 (For Parkett 62), 2001Colour postcard
10.5 x 14.8 cm
Parkett Contact Gallery
Found Postcard Monoprints (Old Faithful Pillars of Hercules) by Tacita Dean contemporary artwork
Tacita DeanFound Postcard Monoprints (Old Faithful Pillars of Hercules), 2018Set of 2; printer ink on found postcards
31.1 x 41 x 3.5 cm (incl frame)
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
More or Less by Tacita Dean contemporary artwork
Tacita DeanMore or Less, 20115 gravures each in 2 parts
225.11 x 149.86 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
GAETA, 2015 – Fifty photographs, number 47 by Tacita Dean contemporary artwork
Tacita DeanGAETA, 2015 – Fifty photographs, number 47, 2015Hand-printed c-print on matte paper, mounted on paper
30 x 45 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Portraits by Tacita Dean contemporary artwork
Tacita DeanPortraits, 201616mm colour film, optical sound; 16 mins
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery

Tacita Dean Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, local talent at Sprüth Magers, Berlin
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4 July–22 August 2020 Group Exhibition local talent Sprüth Magers, BerlinBerlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu, Tacita Dean & Julie Mehretu at Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris
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8 June–20 July 2018 Tacita Dean, Julie Mehretu Tacita Dean & Julie Mehretu Galerie Marian Goodman, ParisParis

Tacita Dean Represented By

Marian Goodman Gallery contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Marian Goodman Gallery New York, Paris, London

Tacita Dean In Ocula Magazine

Tacita Dean at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York Ocula Insight Tacita Dean at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Tacita Dean’s most recent show at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, … my English breath in foreign clouds, featured new drawings, photos, and films. It was presented in three rooms all cleverly linked throughout the exhibition. Upon entering visitors were welcomed to the main gallery with lithographs, and drawings on...

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On Film: The Sydney Biennale Report Part Iii Ocula Report On Film: The Sydney Biennale Report Part Iii By Stella Rosa McDonald, Sydney

Tacita Dean’s commission for the 19th Biennale of Sydney and Carriageworks, Event for a Stage, sits at the apex of a Biennale whose greatest successes have been in its film, video and performance works. Dean is an artist who courts chance and she described this, her first live work, as being based on a “series of profound...

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MMCA Seoul's First Steps Ocula Report MMCA Seoul's First Steps By Ines Min, Seoul

South Korea’s most anticipated event of the year, the opening of MMCA Seoul, is a milestone for the national museum and local art scene. The new outpost of South Korea’s singular, national contemporary art museum is situated on a minefield of historic structures, set within a zoning law nightmare, and sandwiched between...

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Notes On Desire: The 19Th Biennale Of Sydney Ocula Report Notes On Desire: The 19Th Biennale Of Sydney By Stella Rosa McDonald, Sydney

" Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." George Bernard Shaw In 1879, a French postman named Ferdinand Cheval began building an esoteric homage to the beauty of sandstone. On one of his postal rounds, Cheval came across small pieces of...

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Tacita Dean In Related Press

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Tacita Dean Landscape review – a total eclipse of the senses Related Press Tacita Dean Landscape review – a total eclipse of the senses 14 May 2018, The Guardian

Clouds and stones and clods of light. Mountains in Austria and an ant on a rock in Mexico. Best of all, a long, slow eclipse. The final exhibition in Tacita Dean’s three-part meditation on the portrait (at the National Portrait Gallery), the still life (at the National Gallery) and now Landscape (in three rooms of the new galleries at the Royal...

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Tacita Dean’s meditations on a medium Related Press Tacita Dean’s meditations on a medium 24 March 2018, Apollo Magazine

Film–proper, old-fashioned analogue film, screened using one of those hulking projectors that generate nearly as much heat and sound as light–is Tacita Dean’s medium and, in many ways, her subject. Her current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London, the institution claims, holds the distinction of being its first ever show ‘to...

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Tacita Dean on her three major London shows Related Press Tacita Dean on her three major London shows 13 March 2018, The Art Newspaper

Now, the full scope and richness of Dean’s work is to be revealed in three exhibitions, which mark a unique collaboration between three London museums. In its first exhibition devoted to the moving image, the National Portrait Gallery is showing her film portraits; the Royal Academy of Arts is inaugurating its new galleries in Burlington Gardens...

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Tacita Dean: the acclaimed British artist poised to make history Related Press Tacita Dean: the acclaimed British artist poised to make history 11 March 2018, The Guardian

It is tempting to think of Tacita Dean as a witchy presence in the world, a diviner of hidden forces. Her chosen medium is an antique one: spooled film. Waiting is a big part of her method, and watching; there is also an alertness to chance and coincidence. She is a lifelong collector of four-leaf clovers; a sometime chaser of solar eclipses. One...

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