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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.

Tacita Dean is a British European artist born in 1965 in Canterbury. She lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles, where she was the Artist in Residence at the Getty Research Institute in 2014-2015.

Adrian Searle qualified Dean’s work as carried by a sense of history, time, and place, light quality, and the essence of 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.

Dean has been the recipient of numerous prizes including the Kurt Schwitters Prize in 2009,the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 2006, and the Sixth Benesse Prize at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005.

Solo exhibitions were recently held in 2022 at MUDAM, Luxembourg, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; in 2021 at Kunstmuseum Basel; in 2020 at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo; in 2019 at the NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen and at the Serralves Museum, Porto; in 2018 at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, as well as The Royal Academy of Arts, London, as part of a trilogy of exhibitions held in conjunction with the city’s National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery.

Dean designed the sets and costumes for The Dante Project a collaborative production with the Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer Wayne McGregor and conductor-composer Thomas Adés. This new ballet based on Dante’s Divine Comedy premiered in October 2021 at the Royal Opera House in London.

In 2011 Dean’s work FILM, a part of the Unilever Series of Tate Modern; and shown in the Turbine Hall marked the beginning of the campaign to preserve photochemical film.

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.

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Tacita Dean Monet Hates Me

Tacita Dean

Monet Hates Me
This book expands on the aleatoric process of research behind Tacita Dean's artist's edition Monet Hates Me (2021), which has been designed as 'an exhibition in a box'. All the original material for the edition was found by Dean in the Getty Research Institute's Special Collections in Los Angeles while she was artist in residence, 2014-2015. The fifty objects in the edition were designed and produced in collaboration with Martyn...
Tacita Dean Blank Notebook

Tacita Dean

Blank Notebook
Beautifully bound hardcover notebook with white linen cover, plain paper, and side stitching within. Cover image features a detail from The Story of the Lemon that Grew Hair (1991/2004) by Tacita Dean, made up of 6 color Cibachrome prints. **This item is also available for purchase at Librairie Marian Goodman** 2019 6 11/16 x 9 7/16 in. (17 x 24 cm) Published by Marian Goodman Gallery

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