Tacita Dean

The Island Project

Tacita Dean (born 1965, UK) lives and works in Berlin. Working primarily in film, Dean explores the conditions of chance, chaos, and contingency. Dean has been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Cherry Kearton Medal and Award, Royal Geographical Society; Robson Orr Ten Ten Award: A Government Art Collection/Outset Annual Commission; the Kurt Schwitters Prize; the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Sixth Benesse Prize at the 51st Venice Biennale.

Solo exhibitions were recently held at Glenstone Museum; Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen; Moody Center for the Arts, Houston; Serralves Museum, Porto; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; and The Royal Academy of Arts (London), as part of a trilogy of exhibitions held in conjunction with the city’s National Gallery, and National Portrait Gallery.

Learn more about Dean here. Portrait of Tacita Dean by Jim Rakete.