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Wenlin Tan is an interdisciplinary artist from Singapore who works with painting, sculpture, photography & performance.

Behind every object, place, or moment lies a connection. Her work is the medium fostering these connections, inviting viewers to engage and observe, to think and feel. Her projects are focused on exploring relationships, and take inspiration from facets of the human condition, nature and our daily interactions.

As an illustrator & writer, she was a finalist for PLACES, an illustration & travel writing mentorship program. Her short story ‘The giant & the bird’ & accompanying illustrations have been published by Epigram books Singapore in an anthology. Her illustrated short story ‘The droplet’ was showcased at Singapore Art book fair & the original painting will be exhibited at House of Vans, London as part of Blue dot Generation.

Wenlin Tan

Curriculum Vitae

Download CV here and Portfolio here

EXHIBITIONS

2018     Gift-A-Passport, Crossings, El Sótano Art Space, USA and Diaspora, Church of San Carlo, Italy

2018     Ride the Wave, Blue dot Generation, House of Vans, London

2018     Tiny Blue, Small Wonders of Detroit, USA

2018     An exercise on empathy, Substation, Singapore

2018     The droplet, Zine room, Singapore Art Book fair, Singapore

2018     Azadi, for COLOURS of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2017     Remember Sungei Road, Kult Gallery, Singapore

2017     Majulah, 52 Tales for Band of Doodlers, Wisma Atria, Singapore

PERFORMANCES

2018     Brush, for Bodyfront Belgrade, NNK drustveni centre, Belgrade, Serbia

2017     6th No borders project showcase, curated by Vangelis Legakis, KL performing arts centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

RESIDENCIES

2018     Lakkos Artist Residency, Crete, Greece

2018     Buinho Creative Hub, Messejana, Portugal

2018     Inspiring Change, Belgrade, Serbia

COMMUNITY PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS

2018     Befriender Arts Toolkit,  National Arts Council, Singapore

2018     The droplet, showcased at Book Week Scotland, Edinburgh and United Kingdom, Dublin Art Book Fair & Singapore Art Book Fair

2017     The Giant and the Bird,  PLACES, an anthology by National

Library Board & Epigram Books, Singapore

EDUCATION

2018   Participatory Arts Workshop with P!D, Singapore

2014   Short course in Children’s Book illustration (NAFA, Singapore)

2010   BA Arts & Social sciences, Psychology (National University of Singapore)

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