Tan Jing


Tan Jing (b. 1992, Shenzhen, China) lives and works between Jingdezhen and Shenzhen.
She experiments with textures, materials, and forms within sculpture and installation, through which she often combines the unpredictable composition of materials and techniques, with the whimsical intertwist of biological matters and folklore. Tan uses objects to create scenarios of the surreal within the space, striking the viewer aesthetically and psychologically, making visible and sensible the trauma and solitude of individuals in societies. Her works have been shown internationally in institutions such as Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; HB Station, Guangzhou; X Museum, Beijing; Para Site, Hong Kong; Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou; Spielzeug Welten Museum, Basel; Camden Art Center project, London, and among others.

Solo Exhibitions


Nook of A Hazy Dream, Art Basel Hong Kong – Discoveries – MANGROVEGALLERY, Hong Kong, China


Inlet of Arid Dreams, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China


Trancing Lap Hung, HB Station of Contemporary Art / Research Center, Guangzhou, China

Group Exhibitions


Soy Dreams of Milk, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, China

Magic Square: Art and Literature in Mirror Image, Biennial Beijing, Beijing, China

The Kick Inside, X Museum, Beijing, China


Curtain, Para Site, Hong Kong, China

Bare Screen, Macalline Art Center, Beijing, China


Study of Things – Or A Brief Story about Fountain, Brink, Tin, Coin, Stone, Shell, Curtain, and Body,

Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

More More More, Tank Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Those Who See and Know All, Are All and Can Do All, Gallery Week Beijing, Beijing, China


Marriage: the Prelude in Curator’s Space, Guangzhou, China

Corporal Temperature, Pilotenkuche, Leipzig, Germany

Space Chorus, Alt Handelsschule Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

Re-set, Baolong Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Mut Zum Hut! Hats off to Hats!, Spielzeug Welten Museum, Basel, Switzerland


Yami-ichi Art Supported by Camden Art Centre, London, UK

Screenings & Talks


Who is the Tiaoluo Maiden? Perfomative motif rewriting workshop, Top Space, Guangzhou, China

Fairy and Farmer, Top Space, Guangzhou, China

From Ground Up, North to South: Looking for the 9012 Mother Goddess, Six Space, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tentacles, Bangkok, Thailand


Art Education and Co-studying, Children Workshop, Design Museum, London, UK



OFFSHORE, Dinawan Island, Sabah, Malaysia


PILOTENKUCHE, Leipzig, Germany

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Selected works