Malvina Tan

Performance: 130912

130912 is a reflection of the artist’s intimate collection of thoughts and memories of her late husband who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on 13 September 2012. Through a series of ritualistic site specific performances dealing with a polar opposite – preservation and destruction – the artist stages scenes that allow her to explore her loss. This series of performances are documented and presented in a form of a mixed media installation, which will lead us to reflect on memory, ephemerality, preservation and letting go.


Malvina Tan is a mixed media installation and performance artist who has exhibited and performed locally (Singapore) and internationally since 2008; House ‘Adopt An Artist’ Programme, TranSport (Madrid-Singapore), Night Festival Singapore, FETTERFIELD Singapore, Making Space, Body As Woman (parallel event of Singapore Biennale 2013), Singapore Art Week and Something Human FRESHLY PACKED / ALWAYS CHECK THE LABEL (London, UK).  Her works are often centered on her life experiences; exploring concepts of corporeality, memory and time.  Malvina has a Diploma in New Media (Art & Design) from the School of Technology for the Arts at Republic Polytechnic (Singapore), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Interactive Media from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media (Singapore).


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