Artist Talk: Xu Tan
San Francisco, CA 94102
Born in Wuhan, China, in 1957, artist Xu Tan currently lives and works in China and the United States. He studied at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and joined the influential experimental art team Big Tail Elephant Group in the 1990s. Xu Tan is a recipient of a fellowship of the Asian Cultural Council from the Rockefeller Foundation and the co-director of HB Station in Guangzhou, China. Since 2013, Xu Tan has been the artist-in-residence at the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco for Chinatown Keywords School and Social Botany Project, which will be on view at 41 Ross (a pop-up community arts space) from September through December. He has exhibited worldwide, including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Venice Biennale, Italy; Berlin Biennale, Germany; and Today Art Museum, China.
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