PhD, Kingston University; MA, Courtauld Institute of Art
Dr. Eliza Tan is an art historian specialising in the modern and contemporary period, with a focus on Asian art in the global context. Her research interests revolve around questions of memory, mediality and bodily agency relating to the articulation of postcolonial and feminist subjectivities. She was awarded her doctoral degree by Kingston University for her thesis on postwar memory, feminism and art activism in 1990s Japan. In addition to curating independently, she has worked in various capacities with organisations including the Stanley Picker Gallery, Solomon R. Guggenheim New York, Art Forum Berlin, Singapore Art Museum and National Arts Council Singapore. Her writing has appeared in publications including the Oxford Art Journal, n.paradoxa international feminist art journal, ArtAsiaPacific and documenta 12 magazines.
She is co-unit leader on the Institute’s MA in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, contributes regularly to the Art Museums, Galleries and Curating semester programme and teaches art history and critical theory at Kingston University.