Tania Kovats

Tania Kovats (b. 1966, London, UK) lives and works in Devon, UK.  Studied BA at Newcastle Polytechnic (1988) and MA at Royal College of Art, London (1990). Kovats is 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); the Henry Moore Drawing Fellowship, UWE, Bristol (2004–05); Visiting Research Fellowship, Bristol School of Art, Media and Design (2006-9); Visiting Research Fellowship, Bath Spa University of the Arts (2005-6); and Visiting Fellow, Oxford University, School of Archeology, with Leverhulme funding (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); and Pertaining to Things Natural, Chelsea Physic Garden, London, UK (2012). Her work is held in public and private collections including the Arts Council; The British Council; the Government Art Collection; and the V&A.

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