Xu Tan (徐坦)

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Born in 1957 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Xu Tan studied fine arts at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts where he received a master’s degree in 1989. In the early 1990s, he joined the Guangzhou-based artist collective “Big Tail Elephant Group.” He currently lives in Zhuhai.

Exhibitions & Projects


Xu Tan: Question, Soil and “Socio-Botanic”
19 Aug – 22 Nov 2013
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou

Xu Tan: Keywords School
7 Sept -30 Nov 2008
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou


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Xu Tan,Social Plants and Thought Spasm ,2012,single channel video, 10 min 28 sec, video still. Courtesy of the Artist and Vitamin Creative Space.

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