Tania Kovats

Tania Kovats (b. 1966, London, UK) lives and works in Devon, UK.  Studied BA, Newcastle Polytechnic (1988); MA, Royal College of Art, London (1990). Renowned for producing sculptures, largescale installations and temporal works which explore our experience and understanding of landscape. Winner of the Barclays Young Artist Award Serpentine Gallery, London (1991); Awarded the Henry Moore Drawing Fellowship UWE, Bristol (2004–05); Visiting Research Fellowship, Bristol School of Art, Media and Design (2006-9); Bath Spa University of the Arts (2005-6) and Visiting Fellow, Oxford University, School of Archeology, with Leverhulme funded residency (2006-7). Her commissioned work TREE marked the bicentenary of Charles Darwin in Darwin’s Canopy project at the Natural History Museum’s Permanent collection (2009). Select solo exhibitions include Evaporation Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester (2015-16); Watermark Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (2015); Oceans The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2014); LOG Bath Spa College of Art and Design, Bath, UK (2011); Small Finds Salisbury Museum, UK (2010); Tania Kovats, Catch This Arts Council of Great Britain project space, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK (2008). Select group exhibitions include Land, Sea and Air New Art Gallery Walsall, UK (2016); Periodic Elements Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (2015);  One and All Somerset House, London (2015); VITA VITALE  Palazzo Grassi, Venice Biennale, IT (2015); Galapagos international touring group exhibition, Blue Coat, Liverpool; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh;CAM Lisbon, Portugal (2012); Pertaining to Things Natural Chelsea Physic Garden, London, UK (2012). Kovats’ sculptures and drawings feature in numerous  public  and  private collections including  the  Arts Council, The British Council, Government Art Collection and the V&A.

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