Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
T +44 (0)20 7494 1550 ~ F +44 (0)20 7287 3733

b. 1965, Canterbury, England

The films, drawings and other works by Tacita Dean are extremely original. Her recent film portraits express something that neither painting nor photography can capture. They are purely film. And while Dean can appreciate the past, her art avoids any kind of academic approach. Dean‘s art is carried by a sense of history, time and place, light quality and the essence of the 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 Exhibitions

  • 2013 De Mar en Mar a solo exhibition at Fundation Botin, Santander, Spain
  • 2013 a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery, London
  • 2013 JG a solo exhibition at Arcadia University Art Gallery, Philadelphia
  • 2013 a solo exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
  • 2013 Il Palazzo Eciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace a group exhibition at Venice Biennale
  • 2013 Unattained Landscape a group exhibition at The Japan Foundation, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto
  • 2012 Documenta13
  • 2012 Five Americans, a solo exhibition at New Museum, New York
  • 2012 Tacita Dean, a solo exhibition at Norton Museum of Art, Florida
  • 2011/12 Film, The Unilever Series, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
  • 2011 Line of Fate, solo exhibition at MUMOK, Vienna
  • 2010 Craneway Event, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2009 a solo exhibition at ACCA, Melbourne
  • 2009 The Kurt Schwitters-Preis Award, Germany
  • 2008 Merce Cunningham performs Stillness (in three movements) to John Cage’s composition 4’33” with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007 (six performances; six films). A solo exhibition at Dia Beacon, New York
  • 2007 Hugo Boss Prize, a solo exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • 2007 Wandermüde, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2007 a solo exhibition at Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

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Image of: Fatigues
  • Fatigues, 2012
  • Chalk on blackboard
  • 230 x 1110 cm; 230 x 557 cm; 230 x 744 cm; 230 x 1110 cm; 230 x 557 cm; 230 x 615 cm
  • Photographed by Nils Klinger