Adrian Tan is an artist and writer working in the intersection of contemporary art, research, and theory. He works across various mediums and is focusing on probing into ways by which collectivism and collaborative modes of art-making can function. He co-runs collective research project The Artists Company (theartists.sg) where they were invited to present their practice at the conference Aesthetics, Politics and Histories: The Social Context of Art (2018) by Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ).
As a researcher, Ph.D. candidate and an independent writer, Adrian has published internationally in De Gruyter Press’s Open Philosophy Journal (2018), co-edited Questioning Museums: Art Institutions in Singapore (2019) as part of the Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices (MSCP) Masters Programme with NTU Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA) & School of Art Design Media (ADM) and collaborated with artist PG Lee on a series of texts published in Gravitas (2020) as part of his solo show at Supernormal.
He has presented projects in Singapore, London, Australia and Korea. These include Flaneur Gallery (2016), The Substation (2016), Your Mother Gallery (2018) and Selegie Arts Centre (2018). As part of TAC, collaborations include performance artworks Moving Arcade (2019) with Wuwei Performance Art Series, EATEN: A Capsule Museum for Future Possible Past Beings (2019) at Gillman Barracks, Allegories of Labour (2019) at Objectifs, Homecoming: Chen Wen Hsi’s Exhibition at Kingsmead Road (2019), and Meet-the-People Session (2016) at OH! Potong Pasir amongst others.