Tacita Dean

Born 1965 Canterbury, Tacita Dean lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin. Graduated from Falmouth School of Art (1988), and the Slade School of Fine Art (1992).

Adrian Searle qualified Dean's work as carried by a sense of history, time, and place, light quality, and the essence of film itself. The focus of her subtle but ambitious work is the truth of the moment, the film as a medium, and the sensibilities of the individual.

Selected solo exhibitions include Tacita Dean, Glenstone Museum, Potomac (2020); Tacita Dean, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art (2020); Tacita Dean: Antigone, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen (2019); Tacita Dean, Serralves Museum, Porto (2019); LANDSCAPE, PORTRAIT, STILL LIFE, Royal Academy of Arts, London and other locations (2018); Tacita Dean, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2018); Tacita Dean, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2016); Tacita Dean - The Line of Fate, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK, Vienna (2011); Still Life, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan (2009); Tacita Dean, Hugo Boss Prize Exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007); Tacita Dean: Analogue: Films, Photographs, Drawings 1991-2006, Schaulager, Munchenstein/Basel (2006); and Tacita Dean, Recent films and other works, Tate Britain, London (2001).

Awards include being nominated for the Turner Prize (1998); being awarded the Hugo Boss Prize (2006); and being awarded the Kurt Schwitters Prize (2009). Residencies include the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2014). 

Last updated: 29.04.2021


Online Resources