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BIOGRAPHY





Tel: (65) 6285-7629 H/P:(65) 9426-4986

tang.munkit@gmail.com


Work Studio :

Telok Kurau Studios, 91 Lorong J,

Telok Kurau Road, Singapore 425985


Tel: (65) 6348-6133


1955 Born in Singapore

1979 Awarded B.Sc. (Hons.) Mech Eng, University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK

1980 - 1984 Marine and Industrial Project Engineering Work

1985 onwards Self-study, Works Development, Exhibitions and Projects




SOLO EXHIBITIONS


(1st) 1991 ‘IDEALS and IDEAS’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

(2nd) 1991 ‘IMPROVISATIONEN’ - Hohmann Galerie Walsrode, Germany

(3rd) 1992 ‘IMPROVISATIONEN’ - World Trade Centre Bremen, Germany

(4th) 1993 ‘On BirD and MaN’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

(5th) 1995 ‘researchdocumentationpeace’ - Pitspace Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

(6th ) 1996 IMPROVISASI dan juga ....’ - Creative Centre, National Art Gallery,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(7th) 1997 ‘Hibernated Works: Objects, Sculptures, Assets

aka. Materials vs Materialism' - The Substation Gallery, Singapore

(8th) 1999 ‘BLUEPRINTS, PLANS ; ARCHETYPES, PROTOTYPES’

– Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

(9th) 2000 ‘Works on Process/Works in Progress featuring Choice, Decision, Action,

Eventuality’ – Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

(10th) 2001 ‘Stacks, Trunks, Racks and Rolls’ – Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

(11th) 2002 ‘Thus Spake Parrots and Puppets’ – Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

(12th) 2003 ‘pests and pesticides and politicians’ – Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

(13th) 2004 ‘project mandala’ – Sculpture Square, Singapore

(14th) 2006 ‘wwwOBM’ – Utterly Art, Singapore

(15th) 2007 ‘Hibernated Works Re-Engineered + 33%’ – The Substation Gallery, Singapore

(16th 2009 'LIFE>ART>LIBERATION' -- Post-Museum, Singapore.


PROJECTS


1987 ‘Heavy Load’ Installation - Yin and Yang Festival 1987 , National University of Singapore, Singapore

1988 ‘More than 4 ...’ Installations and Actions - Singapore Festival of Arts, old SJI Building/Botanic Gardens/City Centre, Singapore

1989 ‘The Artist Studio’ Installation - Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore

1989 ‘Fighting Birds’ - Australia and regional artists exchange (ARX 1989) – Installations and Actions, Art Gallery of Western Australia/Perth ICA, Australia

1989 Artist-in-residence - Western Australia College of Advanced Education, Perth, Australia

1990 ‘The Artist Studio (revised)’ Installation - Singapore Festival of Arts 1990 Fringe

Exhibition, Singapore

1993 ‘Facing the Infinite Space’ - Invitational visit/Gallery Forum/Group Exhibition

Japan Foundation ASEAN Culture Centre Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1994 ‘Wall Mural Painting’ – Volunteer Project, White Cane Club (WCC), Singapore

Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), Singapore

1995 Artist-in-residence - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia

1997 Artist-in-residence - The Substation, Singapore

1997 ‘Harmony of the Spheres’ Installation and Action - Music space program by John Sharpley,Guinness Theatre, The Substation, Singapore

1999 ‘Shaping a Global City’ – Artist featured in Singapore Trade Development Board corporate video produced by Petal Productions Pte Ltd, Singapore

1999 ‘Encased Objects and Sculptures’ Installation – Nokia Singapore Art 1999 (curated section),Singapore Art Museum

2000 ‘Tracking Time’ – Installation Performance: Collaboration with Doppio-Parallelo (Australia),Singapore Arts Festival 2000, Clifford Pier, Singapore

2001 ‘Artifacts from old SJI (Found and Missing)’ Installation – Nokia Singapore Art 2001,

Singapore Art Museum

2006 ‘Red Art – Art Jam’ Guest Artist – Singapore Arts Festival 2006

2007 ‘The Hidden White Elephant Expostulation’ Installation- Singapore Art Exhibition/ Show 07,Invited Section, Singapore Art Museum

2010 'Materials vs Materialism(Encasement Series #3)' Installation - Concourse, The Esplanades , Singapore.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


1987 ‘National Museum Heritage Week Art Fair’, Singapore

1987 ‘National Museum Centenary Art Exhibition’, Singapore

1988 ‘IBM Art Award Exhibition’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1988 ‘6th Shell Discovery Art Exhibition’, Singapore

1988 ‘Man, Objects, Images 1988’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1988 ‘Contemporary Prints Exhibition 1988’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1989 ‘1st ASEAN Traveling Exhibition of Paintings, Photography and Children’s Art’

(Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines)

1989 ‘Open Studio Show’ - Artist Village, Singapore

1989 ‘Art Mart’ - Singapore International Shopping Festival Art Fair 1989, Singapore

1989 ‘Second Open Studio Show’ - Artist Village, Singapore

1989 ‘Man, Objects, Images 1989’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1989 ‘The Drawing Show’ - Artist Village, Singapore

1989 ‘The Time Show’ - Artist Village, Singapore

1990 ‘Contemporary Art in Singapore: Where East Meets West’ Touring Exhibition

(Singapore, Holland, West Germany and Scotland)

1990 ‘Qu’Art Support II’ - International Art Exhibition, Hong Kong

1990 ‘Arts for Nature’ - Empress Place Exhibition Gallery, Singapore

1990 ‘Modern Art Travels East-West’ Touring Exhibition (Holland, Singapore)

1990 ‘Urban Artists: 25 Years of Singapore Art’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1990 ‘Singapore Artists Speak’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1990 ‘MCI Art Award Exhibition’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1990 ‘Man, Objects, Images 1990’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1991 ‘Many in One: 25 Years of Art from Singapore’ - Touring Exhibition (Singapore, USA)

1991 ‘Grand Discovery Art Exhibition’ - Empress Place Museum, Singapore

1991 ‘National Sculpture Exhibition 1991’ - National Museum Art Gallery, Singapore

1993 ‘Eyes on Eyes’ ASEAN Touring Exhibition

(Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines)

1993 ‘Art in Asia’ Singapore Art Fair 1993 - World Trade Centre, Singapore

1993 ‘Sixth Asian Art Biennial’, Dhaka, Bangladesh

1994 ‘Window on Singapore Art’ Touring Exhibition to Hong Kong and China

(Beijing, Jinan, Suzhou, Shanghai, Quanzhou, Xiamen, Guangdong)

1995 ‘Contemporary Art of Non-Aligned Countries’, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

1995 ‘Donated Works’ Prelude Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

1996 ‘Modernity and Beyond’ Inaugural Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

1996 ‘Grand Shell Discovery 10th Anniversary’ Exhibition, Riverhouse, Singapore

1996 ‘Beyond Reality’, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

1996 ‘Singapore Art Society Exhibition 1996’, NAFA Gallery, Singapore

1997 ‘Art Power’, Caldwell House, CHIJMES, Singapore

1997 ‘Singapore Art Society Exhibition 1997’, Orchard Point Exhibition Hall, Singapore

1998 ‘Art on Wall’ Competition and Exhibition, People’s Association, Singapore

1998 ‘Deutsche Bank Art Collection’, CHIJMES Hall, Singapore

1998 ‘Singapore Art Society Exhibition 1998’, Orchard Point Exhibition Hall, Singapore

1999 'Singapore Turf Club Art Competition' STC Gallery, Singapore

1999 ‘TKS 2000’, Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

2000 ‘Quests for Nature – Departure from Gridlock’, Nokia Singapore Art 1999

(open section), Orchard Point Exhibition Hall, Singapore

2001 ‘Asean ART 2001 Singapore’, Earl Lu Gallery, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore

2001 ‘Open Ends’, Sept-fest 2001, Substation Gallery, Singapore

2001‘TKS 2001’, Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

2002‘Landscapes in Southeast Asian Art: Works from Permanent Collection’, Singapore

Art Museum, Singapore

2002 ‘The Spirit Within’, Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

2003 ‘Change’, Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

2003 ‘Singapore Art Society Exhibition 2003’, Kreta Ayer Community Centre Exhibition Hall, Singapore

2003 ‘Singapore – ASEAN Art Awards 2003’, ARTrium, MITA Building, Singapore

2007 ‘Click for Art’ Substation’s Online Charity Art Auction, Millenia Walk, Singapore

2007 ‘Commemorating a Decade (1997 – 2007)', Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

2008 ‘The Artists Village: 20 Years On’ Documentation – Exhibition, talks, various activities

(including interview video), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2008 'mountains as non-mountains' Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

2009 'Art Buffet' ,Selccted Artist section, Singapore Art Exhibition 2009, Singapore Art Museum

2009 ‘Modern Hermit’, Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore

2010 'Forgetting The Roses' , Telok Kurau Studios, Singapore


AWARDS


1989 Special Award to Promising Artist - MCI Art Competition, Singapore

1989 Certificate of Distinction Award - 8th Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore

1990 Certificate of Distinction Award - 9th Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore

1990 First Prize - IBM Art Award, Singapore

1991 Certificate of Distinction Award - 10th Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore

1993 Certificate of Commendation - 12th Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore

1996 Certificate of Commendation - 15th Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore

1997 Certificate of Commendation - 16th Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore



COLLECTIONS


Singapore Art Museum (formerly National Museum Art Gallery), Singapore

Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore

DBS Bank, Singapore

World Trade Centre Bremen, Germany

Other Corporate and Private Collections














ICONS

Lu Xun
Satyajit Ray
Jimi Hendrix
F. Nietszche
Joseph Beuys

Projects

Under construction......