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Tan Kian Ming (KIAN) was born in Malaysia in 1991 and graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London (M.F.A in Fine Arts) in 2020. Currently, he works as a lecturer at Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur. In his work, Kian examines the interplay between folk customs and contemporary religious issues through installation, video and painting. His long-term practices are a series of rubbing project works with various ancient tombstones, and war monuments which delve into personal and collective memories; probing postcolonial condition, immigration and the ambiguous position of the Chinese diaspora. His works poetically deal with the reconstruction of monumental spatiality, home, and displacement.




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